Careers

At Lumin Education, we “Start Young and Involve Parents.” We believe that we can transform lives through education, but we can’t do it without the help of an incredible, experienced, hands-on team.

Since 1978, we’ve been putting the right people in the right positions and watching lives change in Dallas communities. It’s our mission to inspire children from all sorts of different backgrounds, and you can be a part of that vision! Whether you are a Teacher, Food Specialist, or looking for an Administrative role, you will help create an impact for generations to come.

Lumin Education offers competitive wages, a 403(b) program, Dental, Vision, and Medical insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and professional development opportunities.

Executive Coordinator

Job Title: Executive Coordinator
Reports To: Executive Director
School/Program: Lumin Education
Hours/Status: Full Time, Exempt, 40 hours per week

The Executive Coordinator provides high-level administrative support to the Executive Director (ED). This includes conducting research, handling information requests, scheduling meetings, maintaining a dynamic extensive calendar, acting as the liaison with the Board of Directors and their committees, and providing a warm and welcoming environment for staff, guests, and donors.

Responsibilities:
• Manage ED schedule, calendars, and appointments as directed.
• Assists with creating presentations, organization charts, and spreadsheets as needed. Proofreads and ensures accuracy using MS PowerPoint and MS Excel.
• Produce board meetings, track and plan board member training, complete and file annual governance and other board-related compliance documents with state and federal agencies, keep organized and complete meeting records such as minutes and handouts.
• Serve as Superintendent Designee as the primary contact for the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for certifying documents, approving access to TEA applications, updating the Texas Education Directory (AskTED), and responding to requests from other staff in regards to TEA.
• Draft and edit documents that are written by or for the ED.
• Edit, print, and deliver selected major gift acknowledgments for the ED.
• Liaison with the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Development Officer regarding action needed from the ED and provide support.
• Work with the Human Resources department on annual all-staff meetings including securing location, transcribing staff evaluations, and other duties.
• Provide clerical support to the ED such as returning phone calls, updating contact database, organizing mail, completing check requests, tracking expense reimbursements, and monitoring office supplies.
• Act as technology support for ED and Chiefs by setting up and troubleshooting equipment in conference rooms.
• Make all travel arrangements for ED and Chiefs including hotel and plane reservations, submit travel expenses to accounting including mileage and per diems, and other related tasks.
• Coordinate meetings and special events for the Executive Department including scheduling, communication, room preparation, catering, and more.
• Establish and document procedures related to the executive department such as board meetings, compliance reports, and Executive Coordinator procedures.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

• Excellent attention to detail and documentation.
• Strong positive communication skills (both oral and written) to interact with a variety of people, both internal and external.
• Ability to take initiative on projects and tasks, and work independently without requiring the immediate attention of  a supervisor.
• Familiarity with remote presentation technology such as Zoom.
• Understanding and/or willingness to learn the Montessori Philosophy.
• Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications including MS Outlook, MS Word, and Internet skills.
• Expertise using MS Power Point, and MS Excel for presentations and reporting.
• Ability to participate in confidential discussions and protect confidential information. High level of integrity in maintaining confidentiality.

Experience:

• Three to five years in an administrative position, supporting an Executive Director, a plus.

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Chief Philanthropy Officer

Job Title:  Chief Philanthropy Officer

Reports to:  Executive Director

Directly Supervises:  Manager of Foundations, Development Associate, Communications Coordinator

Department/Campus:  Development (team of 4 staff, including Chief Philanthropy Officer)

Primary Work Site:  Lumin Central Office

Summary:

The Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) serves as the principal development staff person overseeing all fundraising activities.  The CPO is responsible for managing an ambitious program to secure major individual gifts and orchestrating a comprehensive fundraising program to include individual, foundation, and corporate gifts. The CPO is also responsible for the execution of capital and expansion campaigns, a strong annual fund, a planned giving program, special events, and donor recognition and cultivation.

The CPO also serves as the primary liaison to Lumin’s Board of Sponsors and represents Lumin Education in the philanthropic community.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Responsible for orchestrating major individual gifts
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with new and existing major donors including communications, tours, and cultivation events
  • Plans and oversees donor cultivation and retention to ensure all donor needs are met and fundraising goals are achieved
  • Responsible for representing Lumin in the philanthropic community
  • Works with the Board of Directors and Board of Sponsors to ensure good working relationships, managing related Board Committees to maximize their contribution to Lumin Education
  • Develops actionable strategies for meeting and exceeding fundraising goals through grants, donations, and planned gifts
  • Supervises and directs the Development Team as they implement a 12-month development plan including short and long term goals
  • Develops new revenue streams for expansion of the organization’s fundraising efforts
  • Serves as a member of Lumin’s Leadership Team
  • Other duties as assigned

Apply to Dianne Puls, puls@brighamhill.com

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Business Manager

Reports To:                       Chief Operating Officer

School/Program:             Lumin Education

Primary Work Site:         Lumin East Dallas Community School, 924 Wayne Street, Dallas 75223

Hours/Status:                   40 hours per week, year-round/Exempt

Summary:

Responsible for proactively leading and managing all financial/business aspects of the organization.  Supervises and actively works in finance, accounting, federal child nutrition program, and government grants.  Prepare, analyze, and forecast financial data and maintain compliance.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Serve as leader and problem-solver for the department, in collaboration with supervisor as appropriate.
  • Responsible for annual budget preparation for organization as well as grant budgets for various local, state and federal funding agencies. Create, distributes and reviews monthly budget and accounting reports.  Conducts financial analysis for variance explanations and forecasting.
  • Analyzes project expenditure reports to ensure compliance with grant requirements and accuracy of expense coding;
  • Engage in identifying efficient and effective practices;
  • Responsible for annual financial audit;
  • Oversees organizational insurance policies including property and accident;
  • Responsible for review and tracking of contracts;
  • Prepares investment analysis for endowment accounts;
  • Supervises cash management of operating accounts;
  • Supervises child nutrition program and government grant staff;
  • Oversees application, enrollment, and recruiting processes of East Dallas Students;
  • Prepares financial reports for Board of Directors and Director meetings;
  • Prepares financial models of proposed program offerings;
  • Responsible for ad hoc reports and analysis, as assigned;
  • Documents and monitors internal controls to comply with federal, state and local financial legal requirements by monitoring existing and new legislation;
  • Serves as back-up for payroll and for accounts payable; and
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Participate in regular training as required by grantors or for professional development
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises all accounting personnel including accounts payable and accounts receivable as well as child nutrition and government grants staff.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting;
  • Skyward Business Suite knowledge strongly preferred;
  • CPA (or CPA candidate) desirable, and
  • Willingness to attend continuing education (to be paid for by the organization)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn Skyward accounting software;
  • Mastery of computer applications including: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, Internet skills;
  • Knowledge of TEA FASRG;
  • Knowledge of governmental / non-profit / fund accounting;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with staff, faculty, parents, board members and representatives from the community in a positive manner;
  • Ability to manage others and provide constructive, courteous feedback, as required; and
  • Customer-service focused and team-oriented;
  • Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and think creatively

Experience:

  • Minimum of three-five years accounting and supervisory experience;
  • Experience with TEA chart of accounts and familiarity with Charter School and non-profit accounting practices, a plus; and
  • Experience with Early Head Start funding and reporting requirements, a plus.
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Communications Coordinator

Are you looking for a cause you can embrace? Join a high-energy team making a difference in the life of at-risk families. Lumin Education’s Development office is searching for a Communications Coordinator. Create a supporting strategy for donor and recruiting outreach, including all print, video, social media, and photography.  Hands-on work in producing twice-yearly donor newsletter, e-briefs, photos, overseeing social media, and proactive media placement.  Write selected grant proposals.   Excellent reporting, writing and storytelling skills are essential.  This position reports to the Chief Development Officer and requires the ability to thrive in a fast-paced office environment, to multi-task, meet deadlines and goals, and build internal and external relationships. This is a full-time, exempt position with medical benefits.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Act as liaison for outsourced graphic design, photography, social media, videos, and other vendor services;
  • Help develop annual fund messages, including direct mail, social media campaigns, thank you correspondence
  • Manage Lumin’s social media outreach and email outreach to connect with a wide range of constituents including alumni, volunteers, donors, parents, and staff;
  • Proactively seek and respond to media opportunities to favorably position Lumin Education
  • Support development effort by writing and editing grant proposals, reports, and other written material;
  • Manage all recruiting and donor communications needs, including twice-yearly newsletter process, recruitment communications, and various other media.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written; ability to write compelling stories
  • Accountable for meeting goals as part of the Development and Lumin team: increasing average gift size of supporters, growing donor base, and increasing operating, non-operating, and permanent fund gifts, and helping to meet recruitment goals
  • Interest in the non-profit sector and development career;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Passion for the mission;
  • Three-five years’ experience in a communications position
  • Experience with a nonprofit organization, preferably in Development
  • Experience with writing compelling narratives;
  • Experience with an educational enterprise or Montessori school, a plus
  • Experience managing social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn;
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
  • Experience working with a database program;

 Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills;
  • Detailed oriented;
  • Creative and adaptive;
  • Ability to persevere
  • Customer-service focused;
  • Ability to input information accurately;
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required;
  • Positive attitude, cheerful demeanor, and sense of humor.
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Substitute

Reports To:               Lumin Bachman Lake Community School Director, Lumin Lindsley Park Community School Director, Lumin East Dallas Community School Director

Primary Work Site:  Lumin BLCS or Lumin EDCS or Lumin LPCS

Hours/Status:           As needed

Pay:                             $10 per hour

Summary:

The Substitute will take direction from the Lead Teacher, Teacher Assistant, or School Director in the preparation and maintenance of the Montessori environment for students. This includes organizing and maintaining classroom materials, assisting in the breakfast and lunch program, the set-up and clean-up of the classroom, and other duties as assigned.

Schedule:

Monday to Friday, as needed

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support and follow directives of Lead Teacher, Teacher Assistant, or School Director;
  • Organize materials, making sure they are complete and ready for use;
  • Prepare and clean the classroom before and after class;
  • Respect confidentiality of information pertaining to children, families, and/or staff;
  • Model integrity, responsibility, and respect for all persons as well as an appreciation for ethnic, cultural, and gender issues and diversity;
  • Share responsibility with the lead teacher for the safety and physical well-being of the children at all times;
  • Maintain and foster a positive relationship with children and other staff;
  • Establish positive relationships with the children;
  • Work with individuals and groups of children as directed by the guide;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma;
  • Experience working with children, Montessori experience a plus;
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn class management skills;
  • Bilingual, Spanish, preferred;
  • Ability to take direction from the lead teacher;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
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Nondiscrimination Policy

Lumin Education is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political or religious affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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