High Mowing School is now accepting applications for the Director of Advancement position. As a key member of HMS Leadership Team, s/he is ready to manage all aspects of the school’s advancement program - Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Donor Relations, Special Campaigns, Fundraising Events - as part of a dedicated team of professionals. Gifted with a results-oriented temperament, the Director of Advancement will aim to successfully achieve the school’s goals and is eager to embrace and further the school’s mission. A strategist, s/he is also a strong manager and collaborator, and thrives on ‘getting things done’. The Director of Advancement supervises the Director of Alumni & Community Relations and the Development Associate, works in close collaboration with the Head of School, the business office, and the Development Committee of the Board, and reports directly to the Head of School.
Our preferred candidate is experienced in leading a Private school Advancement program and team. S/he seeks to actively contribute to a committed school community of faculty, staff, parents and students in a rural setting permeated by natural beauty. S/he seeks a challenging yet supportive, home-like school environment where her/his demonstrated experience will be serving the realization of aggressive goals.
Graduate degree preferred.
Background or familiarity with Waldorf education preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a private school advancement office.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in use of fundraising databases, donor research tools, Microsoft Office programs and digital communication tools.