DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. has been retained by Holderness School to conduct a national search for a Director of the Holderness Fund.
Holderness School seeks a dynamic and accomplished advancement professional to serve in a high visibility opportunity as Director of the Holderness Fund. This position, which reports directly to the Director of Institutional Advancement, provides leadership in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs whose purpose is to build a long-term base of support while also raising maximum support for Holderness School. The overall goal of the Holderness Fund Program is to raise unrestricted current-use funds for operations, scholarships, and other areas of greatest need within the school. The Director will lead, create, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive, multi-year plan to increase strategic solicitation of financial support from alumni, parents, and friends of the school. The Director of the Holderness Fund will focus the majority of his/her efforts on face-to-face solicitation with $1,000 plus prospective donors and will manage an assistant/associate director responsible for broad-base, core Holderness Fund gift programs. The new hire will work closely with and educate alumni, parents, and friends about philanthropy and the case for support of the Holderness Fund. This will include engaging donors in the life of the school and demonstrating success in motivating donors toward significant gifts. This position requires a dedicated, highly respected, self-motivated, and results-oriented development professional with strong interpersonal skills and a penchant for building and sustaining relationships. 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, 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.
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