The Pingry School, located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, seeks a new Director of Institutional Advancement. Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school for over 1,100 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12, situated on two campuses in Basking Ridge and Short Hills, New Jersey. The School celebrates its diverse community of students from 99 different communities in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania—48% of whom are students of color—and more than 250 employees, including over 180 faculty members—74% of whom hold advanced degrees, and 24 of whom hold doctorates.
Pingry’s 28-acre Short Hills Campus is home to the Lower School (Kindergarten–Grade 5), whose complete renovation and modernization was completed in 2016. At Basking Ridge, 192 acres provide ample space for the Middle and Upper Schools (Grades 6–12). Between the two campuses, newly modernized spaces and resources abound, including student and faculty collaboration spaces, state-of-the-art science labs, an arts center including a gallery and 240-seat theater, a 45,000 square foot multi-sport athletics center (opened in 2017), two gardens, a pool, and an on-campus nature trail and campsite. An annual operating budget of $54 million and the current endowment of approximately $94 million support a comprehensive and dynamic array of programming, and the School enjoys consistently high enrollment demand with extremely low rates of attrition. Learn more at pingry.org.
The Pingry School’s Office of Institutional Advancement promotes the School’s culture of philanthropy, inspiring parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, students, faculty and staff, and friends to advance the mission of the School. An integral member of the senior Administrative Team, The Director of Institutional Advancement reports to the Headmaster, Nathaniel E. Conard, and works closely with the Board of Trustees. The new hire provides leadership for all fundraising, alumni and parent relations activities, and special events, with the goal of building and sustaining a strong culture of engagement and philanthropy throughout the school community.
The Pingry School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan with employer-matching, a wellness program, a full array of insurance plans, tuition remission for children, and generous support for professional growth. The Pingry School is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of the school community. This opportunity is available in July 2018. For a full search description of the opportunity, including the academic credentials, demonstrated success in advancement and required work experiences visit Deerfield Associates Executive Search, Inc.
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Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Situated on two spacious campuses in Basking Ridge and Short Hills, New Jersey, the school draws students of varied talents and diverse backgrounds from over 100 communities in the central New Jersey region.
Together, our two campuses in Short Hills (K-5) and Basking Ridge (6-12) serve approximately 1,080 students. Pingry students participate in a challenging and engaging academic program, complemented by extensive co-curricular opportunities.