Assistant Head of School for Development, Peddie School
Wickenden Associates, Inc.
December 27, 2017
Hightstown , New Jersey
Full Time - Administration
Among the nation’s premier boarding and day schools, Peddie School is known as a thriving institution with a warm, unpretentious, entrepreneurial culture. For a position to begin in July 2018, the school is seeking an experienced, energetic development professional to assume leadership of its comprehensive fundraising program. Peddie seeks an individual who excels in relationship building and can confidently manage a large team of seasoned development professionals. As the school embarks on an ambitious, $80 million fundraising campaign, the next Assistant Head will serve as a senior partner with the trustees and the Head of School and play a key role in securing the future of the institution for generations to come.
Founded in 1864, Peddie School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school of 550 students, grades 9 through post-graduate. It is primarily a boarding school, with 63 percent of the students and 90 percent of the faculty living on campus.
In addition to its able, accomplished, and engaged student body, Peddie’s extraordinary resources include the highly professional, collaborative, and dedicated faculty; its innovative and rigorous curriculum; and an attractive, modern, 280-acre campus located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Sparked by the generosity of a $100 million gift in 1993 from Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg ’27, Peddie now ranks among the most highly endowed independent schools in the nation. Its $325 million endowment enables the school to offer $8.7 million in financial aid to more than 40 percent of the student body.
The position of Assistant Head for Development at Peddie offers an extraordinary career opportunity for a top-flight advancement professional who shares both the school’s vision and its ambitious goals for the future.
Acting on behalf of Peddie School, Wickenden Associates is actively recruiting talented advancement professionals for this extraordinarily appealing position. This is an expedited search. Prospective candidates are urged to contact lead consultant Zachary White (firstname.lastname@example.org) without delay to discuss the opportunity and the process in more detail.
Founded by former Princeton University Dean of Admission James Wickenden in 1986, Wickenden Associates ranks among the nation's premier independent school consulting firms, conducting searches for Heads of Schools and other senior administrative positions. We serve schools large and small, coeducational and single-sex, boarding and day.