employment at sbms

Founded in 1976, SBMS is a co-educational school that offers students in grades 6-9 a profound educational experience combining Academics, Creative Arts & Sports, Outdoor Education, and Community Involvement. We challenge students to develop life skills in all areas, with the stability of a safe and nurturing community. Leadership, self-advocacy, creative problem solving, compassion for others, and global awareness are just a few of the traits that distinguish our graduates.

Working at SBMS is a challenging yet rewarding career. After-hours and weekend events and participation in the school’s Outdoor Education program are integral and required aspects of employment. Many of our faculty and staff have worked at SBMS for most of their careers, with an average employment of 15-20 years. We experience infrequent turnover and high employee satisfaction.

To apply for a job listed below, please email resume, cover letter and any additional required documents here.
SBMS Auction Event Planner
Position Description

Timeline: December 2019/January 2020 - June 2020

Role Description:
This temporary contracted role will support the SBMS Development Department as the acting event planner for our annual Auction benefit, held on May 2, 2020.  We are soliciting proposals which should include a cover letter, resume, proposed price for performing the role responsibilities and deliverables mentioned below, including a minimum of 3 professional references. 

Auction Event Overview:
The SBMS Spring Dinner and Auction Benefit (Auction) is a critical fundraising and community building event for SBMS. This year’s event will be held on May 2, 2020 at the Santa Barbara Carriage Museum, with an expected 250 attendees. The Auction has been a part of the school’s annual fundraising activities for many years, thus much of the infrastructure is already in place.  

Role Responsibilities: 
This role will work closely with and support the Development Director with the planning of the Auction Benefit, including:

Vendor Management: Secure contracts with required vendors (lighting/AV, catering, bar, rentals, and others as necessary); manage vendor communications leading up to event; visit vendor offices (as needed) to finalize orders; draft and distribute vendor timeline and schedule; orchestrate and be present for vendor venue visits; collaborate with SBMS staff to ensure final vendor payments. 

Event Management: Develop a plan for event flow in the venue; draft event timeline and distribute to SBMS staff; draft and confirm weather back-up plans (indoor/outdoor venue). 

Day Of Management: Oversee arrival of vendors and vendor set-up; support SBMS staff as needed with volunteer management; be point person for vendor or venue questions; activate weather back-up plan if necessary; direct event activities to ensure event timeline is adhered to; organize program speakers and ensure program timeline is adhered to; oversee event breakdown, venue closing, and rental pick-ups.

Volunteer Management: Collaborate with Development Director on determining and defining day-of volunteer roles (including set-up, check-in, and break-down); managing volunteer teams day-of;

Venue Research: Research and provide list of potential event venues for hosting 2021 Auction Benefit, that meet all event requirements and are within venue budget; join SBMS Development Director on venue walk-throughs as needed. 

Specific Deliverables:
Vendor contracts
Vendor timeline
Event Schedule/Timeline
Event Flow and Venue Set-up Diagrams
Weather dependant plans (separate set-up/schedule as needed)
List of potential venue options (3-5 options)

Please send a proposal and other required material to jobs@sbms.org.
SBMS Teaching Kitchen Capital Campaign
Campaign Contracted Manager
Position Description
Timeline: December 2019/January 2020 - June 2020
Role Description:
This temporary contracted role will support the SBMS Development Department as the acting manager of the Teaching Kitchen Project Capital Campaign. Through collaboration with the Development Director, Board of Trustees Development Committee, Leadership Gifts Committee, and Head of School, this individual would manage major gifts acquisition, oversee the leadership gift committee, lead committee meetings, and assist with developing campaign marketing materials.
Campaign Description:
The SBMS Teaching Kitchen Capital Campaign is active through the 2019/2020 school year, with the goal of raising $510,000 by May 2020 to fund the construction of a modern industrial kitchen (total goal is $650,000, with $140,000 raised to date).
Role Responsibilities:
Overall Management: Plan, manage and execute all aspects of the capital campaign plan from launch to completion, identification and assessment of prospects, development and implementation of appropriate cultivation and solicitation strategies, and prospect management, in collaboration with Leadership Gifts committee. Ensure proper fulfillment of campaign recognition and stewardship, in collaboration with SBMS Development Director.
Leadership Committee Management: Support the efforts of the Leadership Gifts Committee to execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects; participate in visits and solicitations as appropriate; manage and lead committee meetings and prospecting exercises.
Prospecting, Evaluation and Reporting: Design and maintain procedures for prospect identification and management; provide research and analysis of major gift prospects, including giving capacity and approach for engagement; prepare written profiles and qualified lists to support cultivation of individuals; provide consistent reporting on campaign progress.
Campaign Communications: Collaborate with the Development Director and Communications Manager on digital and print campaign materials; provide input for design of meeting packets and leave-behind materials.
We are soliciting proposals which should include a cover letter, resume, proposed price for performing the role responsibilities, including a minimum of 3 professional references. Send all proposals to jobs@sbms.org no later than December 12th, 2019.