Community School of Naples, Florida; an independent, PK-12, co-educational, college preparatory school, seeks an enthusiastic and visionary Director of Advancement with the background and experience to lead an ambitious, professional advancement program for our school and the community it serves. Interviews are expected to begin in early spring, 2018 and the start date is expected to be in July 2018.
Reporting directly to the Head of School, and serving on the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Advancement will build upon the success of Community School’s recent considerable fundraising successes. The successful candidate will bring best practices in advancement and provide the infrastructure, support, and resources to lead all campaigns, while leading and managing other aspects of CSN’s institutional advancement program. This person will engage the entire school community – including administration, alumni, parents, trustees, and faculty – in shaping strategy, priorities, structures, and plans for supporting a culture of philanthropy and growing revenue.
Community School seeks a highly talented, collaborative, and experienced Director of Advancement with a strong track record in major and principal gift fund raising.
Compensation & Benefits
The appointment is a full-time, year round, administrative position paid on an annual salary commensurate with experience, degree attainment and other qualifications. The competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, life insurance, and a generous 403(b) retirement program. Please see the CSN website for more details about the benefits of a career at CSN.
Applicants are required apply by using the link below, as hard copies, e-mails and faxes will not be recorded or stored. All additional documents, as described below, may be uploaded to the online application.
Candidates should provide a cover letter that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, a resume or CV, and five references including email addresses and phone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Dr. David Watson, Head of School, email@example.com.
Community School of Naples is an equal opportunity employer.
Fingerprinting and background checks are a required part of CSN’s employment eligibility process.
Experience in an independent school is preferred and experience in southwest Florida’s non-profit sector is beneficial. This position requires a minimum of five years’ experience in leading and managing staff; cultivating, soliciting, and closing principal gifts; delivering results within a campaign in an academic or comparable non-profit environment; and team-building in complex environments. A bachelor’s degree is required and higher level degrees will receive deeper consideration.
Community School of Naples (CSN) is an independent, PreK-12 college preparatory day school with over 800 students. Essential elements of the school’s educational program include a comprehensive curriculum focused on academic rigor; opportunities in athletics and the arts, both fine and performing; and character development. These elements ensure that each student experiences a challenging educatio...n only an independent, college preparatory school can provide. CSN is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.