Director of Donor Relations and Community Engagement


The Park School seeks a full-time, 12-month Director of Donor Relations and Community Engagement to join the Development team. The Director of Donor Relations and Community Engagement will be an active solicitor on behalf of The Park Fund and other fundraising initiatives and will work closely with all members of the highly-collaborative Development team under supervision of the Associate Director of Development. The Director will oversee Development communications across multiple platforms and will oversee a broad approach to inspire all Park community constituents, with a particular focus on parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and grandparents, to be active participants in the life of Park School. The Director will work to encourage Park community members to participate in the life of the school, including as philanthropic supporters of fundraising initiatives and attendees of Park events, and volunteer solicitors and ambassadors for Park. This position is designed to be 45% Development Communications, 45% Solicitations, and 10% Events. This is a 40-hour per week, non-exempt position.  

Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.

We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.

We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world.

The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 840 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.

The Development Team at Park includes the Director of Development, Associate Director of Development, Director of the Park Fund, Alumni Director, Database Associate, Database Coordinator, and Development Assistant. The Park School Parents’ Association also works under the umbrella of the Development team and includes the Director of Special Events and Parent Programs as well as the Parents’ Association Coordinator and School Store Associate. A volunteer network of parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, and trustees all work to support the Development efforts at Park School.



Minimum Requirements


Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales. 

In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive programs:

Due to the large volume of incoming résumés, we cannot accept phone calls. Send a letter of interest, personal statement, and résumé. Please also indicate whether there are any special circumstances that will affect the timing of your search, availability for interviews, and decisions for the coming year.

Roger Seidenman, Director of Development
The Park School 
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208

The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.

COVID-19 – Please note: Park School currently requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to legally required exemptions, as a condition of employment.