Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School is a K-8 independent, coeducational school of 436 students. Situated on an attractive urban campus in the Garden District of Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood, Trinity capitalizes upon the vibrant Center City as an extended classroom, providing engaging academic and unique service learning opportunities.
A profoundly mission‐driven institution, Trinity is dedicated to three core values that are thoroughly intertwined: creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity. In weaving these core values together, the School is redefining educational excellence through its constructivist, problem-based, student-centered and differentiated methodologies. We believe that this educational philosophy creates a community of students who are fully engaged in learning, and we aspire to graduate 8th graders who are as similarly curious about the world as when they arrived on campus as kindergarteners. In keeping with the Episcopal educational tradition, spiritual development is integral to the Trinity experience, reflected in regular opportunities for community worship, faith studies classes and a comprehensive service‐learning program.
The Founders of Trinity Episcopal School sought to create a student body that would reflect the population of the Charlotte metropolitan area – a diverse community of learners who could grow together with a mutual sense of belonging, respect and appreciation. Trinity is populated by a rich variety of people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. This intentional pluralism is a hallmark of Episcopal schools, which Trinity has embraced since its founding. Additionally, Trinity has established an Honor Code that holds students to the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct.
How to Apply
The Advancement Assistant-Special Events Coordinator assists the Director and Office of Advancement in planning, implementing, coordinating and meeting the strategic Advancement goals of Trinity Episcopal School. This position provides administrative support, database management, financial tracking and reporting, and assistance with special events managed by the Advancement Office.
Donor Relations and Database Management
- Maintains database of donor and prospect information in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge
- Prepares donor pledge reminders, receipts, and stewardship letters
- Enters gifts and sends acknowledgements to donors within 72 hours
- Creates and maintains tracking systems (i.e. campaigns, funds and appeals used for gift entry), spreadsheets, and databases to support Advancement Office activities and assigned projects
- Tracks guest attendance for special events in Raiser’s Edge
- Receives and processes confidential and sensitive information with discretion and in accordance with established guidelines or legal standards
- Files electronic and/or hard copies of correspondence and donations
- Conducts prospect screening, research and segmentation
- Other responsibilities may be assigned by the Director of Advancement or Head of School
Financial Tracking and Reporting
- Posts gifts to the General Ledger and prepares posting reports for Business Office
- Ensures that the Business Office & Advancement Office match on the General Ledger codes and project names throughout the year for all new & existing campaigns and funds
- Prepares and provides financial and statistical reports when needed
- Prepares and provides fiscal year-end reports to the business office and auditors
- Represents the Advancement Office at fundraising and community events, as needed
- Supports all planning and logistics for Advancement Office meetings and events; coordinates Facilities Requests and set-up; manages invitation mailings and RSVPs; prepares meeting/event materials; assists with on-site logistics and handles any other event related tasks as directed by the Director of Advancement
Advancement Office Management
- Assists the Advancement Department in all areas including fundraising, donor relations, marketing and volunteer coordination
- Assists with donor prospect research utilizing Raiser’s Edge software and online resources
- Initiates routine tasks and actions not requiring immediate attention of the Director
- Coordinates a variety of donor mailings, including invitations and newsletters
- Prepares reports, memos, forms, correspondence and presentations when needed
- Attends and takes minutes at Development Committee meetings and distributes the minutes promptly
- Orders materials, supplies, and equipment upon approval of the Director
- Maintains accurate and detailed calendar of events, due dates, and schedules
- Collaborates with other members of the administrative staff on projects or overflow work, as needed
Qualifications & Qualities:
- Expert knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and BlackBaud’s Raiser’s Edge and experience or working knowledge of Google systems
- Must be extremely organized, possess the ability to multitask, and meet project deadlines
- Requires initiative, problem-solving skills and attention to detail
- Requires sound judgment, discretion and a high level of confidentiality
- Must be able to represent Trinity Episcopal School at school-wide events when needed
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Depending on the time of year, some night and weekend work will be required
- Maintains standards of professional competence, adheres to a professional code of ethical conduct, and attends continuing professional education workshops and seminars
- Familiarity with and a commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School and a commitment to our three primary values of scholarship, diversity and spirituality is a must
- Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity and a sense of perspective
- Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills
- Ability to be a self-starter and initiator, and ability to work effectively, both independently and on a team
- A high level of energy and ability to work on many tasks/projects
- Demonstrated sensitivity to students, alumni and alumni families, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
- A love for children and a willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to walk through campus
- Ability to assist with some event set-ups, as needed (moving chairs, tables, etc.)
Please submit a completed application and send a current resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this full-time 12-month position beginning August 2017 via email to Monica Johnson at email@example.com.
Trinity Episcopal School is currently seeking Substitute Teachers. The ideal candidate must share a love for children, take initiative while being flexible, and commit to our three primary values of scholarship, diversity and spirituality.
Assignments are available in grades K-8 and can include self-contained classroom placements as well as enrichment classes such as music, faith studies, art, foreign languages, and physical education. Substitute teachers may be called with several days’ notice of a planned TES teacher absence, the evening prior to or the morning of a TES teacher’s unexpected absence.
Substitute teachers will receive lesson plans to guide their work in the classroom, and they will be supported by other members of the grade-level or department team. An ability to effectively teach and manage a group of twenty (20+) children independently is necessary. An undergraduate degree is required, and education majors or graduates are preferred.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and application for employment to Gracie Ponjuan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I like working at Trinity because it is more than a school, it is a community. In this community, individuals are nurtured and supported in reaching their full potential academically, personally, and spiritually, and it is amazing to be able to come to work and see that in action every day."
"Our Episcopal identity provides us with a context for everything we do. Our community of students, faculty, staff and parents are all focused on delivering our mission & core values, thus fulfilling our calling to be the people God intends us to be. "
"I love working at Trinity because I have the opportunity to work with an incredible group of talented educators, who are willing to go the extra mile for the growth and well being on our students. I am truly blessed and honored to be part of such a supportive and caring community, and I continue to be amazed at the love and passion everyone gives to our school. "
"I love working at Trinity because I am trusted as a teacher and professional to do what is best for children every single day."
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