Deerfield Associates is pleased to announce a new high profile search on behalf of Westover School, located in Middlebury, Connecticut, for a Director of Development. Westover School, an independent boarding and day school for 204 girls in grades nine through twelve, celebrating more than 100 years of educating women, challenges its young women to think independently, to embrace diversity, and to grow intellectually and spiritually. The mission of Westover School is to provide an environment that inspires the intellectual, artist, athlete, and philosopher in each of its students, and Westover encourages in its students integrity, responsibility, and commitment to their community. Westover girls come from eighteen different countries around the world. Please see www.westoverschool.org for additional information.
Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Development will be responsible for the leadership and day-to-day planning, coordination and management of the 5-member Development Office, which encompasses Development and Alumnae Relations. Westover School seeks a senior development professional to play a leadership role in supporting the School’s key strategic initiatives that advance the School’s mission and forge lasting relations with the full school community. Westover has a robust history of support from its constituencies, particularly from its dedicated alumnae, and the new Director will build on this strong foundation to enhance and expand Westover’s efforts in its Annual Fund, in capital fundraising and in exploring new and innovative ways to cultivate younger alumnae and the parent body. Having successfully completed a comprehensive $45 million campaign raising $51M, completed a campus master planning review, and beginning a phased approach to campus capital improvements, it is an exciting time to join the school as it boldly moves forward to advance women and women’s education. The ideal candidate is a thoughtful, articulate and experienced frontline advancement professional who demonstrates the ability to think strategically and creatively and to effectively interact with sophisticated donors and help engage a dynamic and diverse constituency toward a common goal. This is a high-profile position, which requires a strong ability to work effectively with dedicated alumnae and parent groups and help build consensus and “goodwill” on behalf of the School. The ability to motivate and work effectively with volunteers, Trustees, faculty and staff to instill affinity and cultivate volunteer leadership are required. The Director must have superior communications skills in writing and public speaking. A complete search description articulating the duties, academic credentials and required work experiences may be found at https://deerfieldassociates.com/westover-school/
Excellent compensation and benefits package. EOE Employer. Westover School is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply. The position is available immediately following a comprehensive national search.
To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis, interested individuals should send a resume, letter of interest (both as WORD documents) and a list of references (which will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATESExecutive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Email: email@example.com.
Westover School is a selective boarding and day school of 200 girls, grades 9-12, located in picturesque Middlebury, CT, just 3/4 hour from New Haven and 1 1/2 hours from New York City. For more information, visit www.westoverschool.org.