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Openings for 2009 / 2010 School Year

Administrative Staff : Events / Development Coordinator

The Portland French School is a nonprofit international school offering a strong multilingual education in a nurturing and culturally diverse environment that promotes academic excellence, lifelong learning and global citizenship. The school is located in the heart of John’s Landing SW Portland 5 minutes from downtown.

We are currently seeking a full time Events / Development Coordinator. The Portland French School’s Events / Development Coordinator is a salaried position that reports to the Head of School.

The position’s most important responsibility is to organize, plan, and oversee PFS’ important fundraising events, including (but not limited to):

  • Wines of France: A wine tasting and social event held every October-November
  • A French Affair: A black-tie gala held every March - April
  • En Plein Air: An outdoor French-style market held every May
  • The School Annual Drive

As a member of the Administrative staff, the Development Coordinator also assists with certain Front Desk duties. Daily, he/she interacts closely and communicates clearly with staff, parents, and volunteers. Other important responsibilities include:

  • Grant writing,
  • Acting as a liaison for parent “Class Shepherds”
  • Tracking parent volunteer hours
  • Working closely with the APP (Parent-Teacher Association)

An ideal candidate for the position of Development and Events Coordinator will show the following characteristics:

  • At least three years of experience in an Events or Development position
    An undergraduate degree in a related field
    Excellent verbal and writing skills
    Ability to communicate clearly with teachers and parents for whom English is a second language,
    Patient, professional attitude and demeanor
    Willingness to cooperate and be a team player
    Fluency in French a plus, but not required

Please send you cover letter, resume and three references to Elimane Mbengue, The Portland French School, 6318 SW Corbett Ave, Portland OR 97239 or to

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