DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. has been retained by Holderness School to conduct a national search for a Director of Institutional Advancement. Holderness School seeks an accomplished advancement professional who embraces the School’s values of fairness, dependability, initiative and empathy and who will be responsible for leading the School’s efforts in the areas of development, parent relations, alumni affairs, and special events. The Director of Institutional Advancement reports directly to the Head of School, and serves as the School’s chief external strategist in the formulation and execution of an orchestrated effort to project and engage Holderness School to its loyal alumni and dedicated parent constituencies. The Director of Institutional Advancement has oversight and leadership for the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations which includes a staff of nine. In collaboration with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees’ Advancement and Major Gifts Committees, the new hire will develop and implement strategic goals and fundraising priorities. The Director of Institutional Advancement directs all fundraising activities including the annual fund appeals, capital projects, major and planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, volunteer committees and special events for all Holderness School’s constituents cultivating and monitoring philanthropic support. The School’s current endowment is $51 million and there are approximately 4,000 alumni. The Holderness Fund currently raises $1.5 million dollars annually. For more background on Holderness School, please visit www.holderness.org
Holderness School is an independent boarding and day school for grades 9–12/PG offering a rigorous college preparatory education and curriculum in a vibrant and engaging community.
Holderness School's academic program is intentionally challenging, geared to providing a solid preparation for all colleges and universities, as well as laying the foundation for a lifetime of curiosity, inquiry, and learning. Enrollment: 280 students; Grades: 9–12/PG; Boarding/Day Distribution: 85% boarding, 15% day; Gender Distribution: 45% girls, 55% boys and includes Geographic Distribution of 15% international. There are 53 teaching faculty who average 17 years of experience with a third having tenure at Holderness of ten years or more. Sixty percent of the faculty hold at least one advanced degree.
Holderness School offers an exciting and supportive work environment, a competitive salary and benefit package which includes medical plans, a defined contribution plan, tuition remission, basic life insurance and long-term care, and vacation. Holderness School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis, please send your resume, letter of interest (both as WORD documents) and a list of references (which will only be contacted if there is mutual interest) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATESExecutive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located amid the lakes and mountains of central New Hampshire since
1879, Holderness School is a traditional co-ed independent secondary
school, serving grades 9-12. Holderness strives to strike a balance in
fostering the resources of the mind, body, and spirit: the mind through a
challenging college preparatory curriculum; the body through outdoor
activities and required interscholastic athl...etics; and the spirit through
school and community service and affiliation with the Episcopal Church.
Holderness remains by choice a small school where everybody plays an
important role, and where students, faculty, and staff maintain close