Job Description

Monday, April 15

Director of Advancement

Description: The Director of Advancement is responsible for the overall direction and implementation of the School’s admission, communication, and fundraising activities.

FLSA: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Head of School

Duties and Responsibilities

Admission

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, data-driven strategic plan for recruitment, admission, enrollment, and financial aid in line with the School’s strategic plan objectives
  • Manage and lead the admission process, from inquiry through enrollment, including parent tours, events, student day visits and Admission Committee work
  • Manage and lead the re-enrollment process including the retention of current families
  • Manage and lead the financial aid process and maintain financial aid policies that will support the School’s enrollment goals and the School’s desire to maintain a socio-economically diverse population
  • Track admission / enrollment / financial aid activity and provide regular reporting to the Administrative Team and Board of Trustees

Communication

  • Work with the Advancement team to develop and implement a communications plan including print, web, and social media tools to market the School and reach prospective students, current parents, alumni and other important audiences

Fundraising

  • Develop and implement strategies for the annual fund, capital campaigns, and planned giving

Other Duties

  • The Director of Advancement is a member of the Leadership Team
  • Lead and collaborate with the Assistant Director of Advancement
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Proven ability to meet and exceed ambitious fundraising and enrollment goals
  • Knowledge of web and social media platforms
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to effectively manage a demanding workload including multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Strong computer skills
  • A sense of humor
  • A passion for the education of young people

Education / Experience

  • Five or more years experience in advancement or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

Candidates should send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference via email to Hans Mundahl, Head of School () and include Director of Advancement in the subject line.