Employment Opportunities

Director of Development

Position Summary:

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of the non-profit–Orange County Education Foundation–fundraising including, the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with the President and the Executive Team in all development and fund raising endeavors. The Development Director will spearhead development efforts as Fairmont Schools continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.

Position Skills and Abilities:

  • Have knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers
  • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability
  • A bachelor’s degree in Business or related field
  • 5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills

Essential Job Functions (Including but not limited to):

  • Develop and execute Orange County Education Foundation’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, alumni and corporations
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective partnerships
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner
  • Develop policies and procedures for the development department which reflect ethical fundraising practices
  • Overseeing organization of special events & prospect research
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives/events
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
  • Work closely with Marketing Team, Campus Directors, and Executive Team to execute all fundraising efforts
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Fairmont Schools and the Orange County Education Foundation with the community
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

This is primarily an office/sedentary position. The position may require some degree of intermittent bending, stooping, reaching and stretching. The job may also require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. Access to a personal vehicle and local driving in and around Orange County is required.

Why Fairmont?

Let me tell you a little bit about what it’s like to work at Fairmont Schools. Have you ever said, "I want a job where I can make a difference?" Well, you may have found the place! Each faculty and staff member at Fairmont Private Schools is here to support our mission of educating the leaders of tomorrow. Whether you are interested in a position as a teacher, an administrative assistant, a bus driver or a camp counselor, you will be making a lasting contribution to our team effort.

Higher Standards

Fairmont has a rich history, stretching back over 60 years, and some of the highest educational standards in the country. We promote a high energy, customer-service oriented work place where both customers and employees benefit. If this sounds like a match to your career goals, check out the opportunities on this page.

Academic & College Counselor

Position Summary:

Responsible to meet individually with 10th – 12th grade students throughout the year to discuss each student’s academic progress, objectives, and options for higher education. The Academic & College Counselor will guide students through identifying and choosing appropriate colleges and prepare them for the college entrance process. The Academic & College Counselor will contact other postsecondary institutions and visit campuses periodically to create a business relationship.
Qualifications:

Requires a bachelors’ degree with a strong preference towards a master’s degree in counseling. Four to six years’ experience in working with high school students, specifically in Academic and College Counseling, either on the high school side or as a College Admissions Officer. Familiarity and experience working with international students including knowledge of TOEFL standards and international student admission for colleges and universities the United States. Comprehensive college knowledge with an emphasis on matching students with the best fit college for their academic resume, personality and future goals. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Experience working with diverse populations. Effective communication and listening skills. Computer proficiency required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (including, but not limited to, the following):

  1. Meet with 10th – 12th grade students and families to discuss issues pertaining to students’ futures and create a personalized plan of action (academic options, careers, college selection) 

  2. Meet with 10th – 12th grade students quarterly in groups to explain/review resources in the college/career center and create/establish college awareness 

  3. Monitor the student’s grades and to build a meaningful relationship with student and family. 

  4. Meet with academic probation students and monitor their success 

  5. Forge relationships with college admission offices and create awareness of Fairmont Prep in the eyes of colleges and universities 

  6. Create detailed reports of college acceptances and matriculation 

  7. Connect current students with Fairmont alumni to aid in college acceptance and choice – update lists of alums who are willing to speak to current students 

  8. Establish and maintain college calendar in Naviance and on the Fairmont website detailing all relevant due dates, test dates, scholarship info and upcoming college related events 

  9. Maintain membership with relevant professional development associations (NACAC, WACAC, ASCA, etc.) 

  10. Travel to Vietnam several times per year to work with Fairmont families and agents to present school related information 

  11. Organize and maintain summer school options and programs at the college level 

  12. Initiate parent contact when appropriate 

  13. Attend professional development conferences and seminars to remain current about new trends, policies and opportunities in the field of higher education 

  14. Attend evening, school related functions such as graduation, College Fair, Junior Parent Night, Open House, etc. 

  15. Educate faculty on the importance of letters of recommendation and teacher evaluations 16. Assist in coordination and facilitate all aspects of college placement and career guidance services in grades 10 -12. This includes the following:
    • Meet with individual students and parents regarding postsecondary placement 

    • Publicize relevant information regarding postsecondary placement (dates of college 
admissions tests, standardized tests, scholarships, etc) 

    • Update and maintain resources on colleges and careers choices and options 

    • Conduct college and career guidance advisory groups 

    • Write quality individual counselor recommendation for each applicant 

    • Review and process students’ college applications 

    • Give workshops on college essay writing, test-taking skills, interviews, etc., in English classes and class meetings 

    • Conduct college-night programs 

    •  Serve as liaison to universities, the College Board, ETS, and other relevant organizations and institutions 

    • Update all testing publications and handouts 

    • Coordinate college fairs and visits from university admissions officers 

    • Help students identify their strengths and the relevance of these attributes to their future 

    • Develop and update college counseling publications distributed to students and families dealing with all aspects of the college admissions process, essay writing, financial aid, test-taking practices, and other topics 

    • Regularly update parents about relevant college application practices and trends 


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Primarily an office/sedentary position. May require some degree of intermittent bending, stooping, reaching, and stretching. May require lifting and carrying of up to 20 lbs. 


Why Fairmont?

Let me tell you a little bit about what it’s like to work at Fairmont Schools. Have you ever said, "I want a job where I can make a difference?" Well, you may have found the place! Each faculty and staff member at Fairmont Private Schools is here to support our mission of educating the leaders of tomorrow. Whether you are interested in a position as a teacher, an administrative assistant, a bus driver or a camp counselor, you will be making a lasting contribution to our team effort.

Higher Standards

Fairmont has a rich history, stretching back over 60 years, and some of the highest educational standards in the country. We promote a high energy, customer-service oriented work place where both customers and employees benefit. If this sounds like a match to your career goals, check out the opportunities on this page.

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