Open Connections

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March 2021


Assistant Director


The Role:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the responsibility of the Assistant Director is to further the mission of Open Connections through their work, primarily focused on Advancement (Admissions, Marketing, Development) and Information Technology.  


Core Responsibilities: The Assistant Director will:

  • Serve as a critical thought partner to the Executive Director and participate as a collaborative and engaged member of the Leadership Team;

  • Lead the development and execution of strategic plans in marketing, development, and information technology;

  • Manage our donor database (eTapestry) and donor relations including our annual giving drive.

  • Manage communications and marketing including, but not limited to, the website, social media sites, and outreach initiatives;

  • Serve as network administrator.


The exact job responsibilities will vary and evolve over time with the needs of the organization.



General Attributes: The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a passion for and an understanding of self-directed education;

  • Be an energetic, respectful, self-starter who likes thinking strategically and systematically;

  • Enjoy developing new skills;

  • Thrive on working as part of a team;

  • Have strong verbal and written communications skills;

  • Be responsible and conscientious, with outstanding organizational skills and strong attention to detail;

  • Be willing to adapt and embrace flexibility.


Experience:  The ideal candidate will have:

  • 7+ years professional career experience in an educational environment;

  • Experience in development for nonprofits;

  • An understanding of the information technology field (prefered);

  • Skills in MS Office, Filemaker, Google Suite, and eTapestry.


If “freedom with responsibility,” “flexible thinker,” “conscience parenting,” “self-motivation,” and “sense of abundance” mean something to you, you may have found a kindred spirit in OC.


Additional Details:

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000

Benefits: Medical, Short-term disability, Long-term disability, 401k matching program, paid personal days and holidays


Who We Are:

Founded in 1975, Open Connections is a nonprofit educational resource center that provides opportunities for young people to develop and hone their skills for a self-directed life of purpose and fulfillment. To this end, we provide an array of weekly programs for homeschooling and unschooling youth ages 4 through 18. An innovative learning organization, OC offers a work environment with a soul and a chance to work with dedicated, optimistic, lifelong learners. For more information, please visit


Open Connections is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender (expression or identity), marital status, military or veteran status, parental status, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should provide a letter of interest and resume to  Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 9th.