Christopher House (CH) is searching for a Director of External Affairs to lead the organization’s fundraising efforts and communication plans. This person will provide leadership for Christopher House’s cultivation and solicitation efforts among its top-tier individual donors, including work to secure major gifts in support of annual operations.
Christopher House’s current strategic plan, designed to build on our innovative model to close the opportunity gap for at-risk children and families, includes priorities to invest in best in class talent and build on our organizational commitment to social justice, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
With a mission to develop independent, creative, lifelong learners, our family of schools build a community of students, teachers, and parents committed to excellence, achievement and perseverance, respect and compassion, and equality of opportunity.
Christopher House partners with parents to provide a continuum of education for students from birth through high school, as well as immersive family supports that help parents create stable, self-sufficient families. We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction.
CHRISTOPHER HOUSE BELIEFS
Children and families thrive when:
- Education begins at birth and continues throughout life, with parents as a child’s first teacher;
- Home environments nurture literacy, achievement, and children’s success;
- Parents have high standards and set high expectations for themselves, their children, and children’s schools;
- Professionally trained teachers know their students as individuals;
- Evaluations and program improvements are data driven;
- Parents and staff work together to continuously evaluate and improve programming;
- Education includes the development of creativity and perseverance and is multi-disciplinary to foster each child’s unique strengths and interests;
- Developing independent, creative, life-long researchers, education must include curriculum designed to help scholars develop socially and emotionally as well as cognitively;
- Diversity is celebrated and explored so that learners develop broad perspectives on life and learning; and
- Parents and caregivers support their children financially and emotionally.