The advancement office at Emma Willard School is seeking a Senior Advancement Officer for Annual Giving to join their dynamic team. This position plays a role in securing the financial resources that allow Emma Willard School to advance its exemplary educational program. The senior advancement officer is responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing strategies directly related to the success and growth of the 1814 Association, the leadership giving society at Emma, and the reunion giving program. In addition, s/he will manage a prospect pool of about 150 alumnae and parents located throughout the United States and will travel approximately 45% of time to build relationships and secure critical support for the priorities of Emma Willard School.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ prior relevant experience. S/he must have outstanding interpersonal and written and oral communication skills. The candidate should also have strong organizational skills, the ability to think strategically, and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff, and trustees. S/he must have the ability to travel on behalf of the school and be available for weekend and evening events throughout the year. A sense of humor and an appreciation for independent school education for girls are preferred.
Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, preparatory boarding and day high school for girls. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by August 4 to:
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. At Emma Willard, every possible resource is dedicated to developing in students the values and skills that form the foundation of a life of accomplishment, leadership, and fulfillment. These include a love for the life of the mind, a commitment to service, courage and ...confidence, grace and creativity, and collaboration and friendship. Known for its rigor, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a challenging curriculum distinguished by a wide array of advanced placement courses and electives. It also promotes active involvement in the life of the campus and off-campus communities through a rich co-curricular program. In all they do, students are both challenged and closely supported by an outstanding faculty and staff. The school's extraordinary physical plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a breathtakingly beautiful yet state-of-the-art setting for learning and living. Throughout its history, Emma Willard has been committed to enrolling a diverse student body from across the Capital Region, across the country, and around the world. This commitment is honored by significant expenditures in financial aid to assist families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary secondary education for their daughters.