This person will direct a unified advancement effort and serve as the chief development officer. They are directly responsible for achieving the School’s fundraising goals. They are responsible for all fundraising programs by developing and maintaining supportive relationships with donors, parents, grandparents, alumni, administration and the Board of Trustees. The Director of Advancement manages annual giving, endowment, and capital campaigns; coordinates special projects; and develops grant proposals. Working with the Head and the Advancement Committee; the Director of Advancement is to set aggressive fundraising goals and designs effective strategies in order to meet them.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Include, but are not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Develop and implement a strategic development plan to increase fundraising dollars and participation across all constituencies.
Articulate the plan’s goals, strategies and tactics to the wider internal and external communities.
Working closely in collaboration with other team members to achieve development and enrollment goals; developing and enhancing valuable partnerships with external constituents
Represents the School at various regional, state and national associations, when appropriate.
Performs other duties assigned by the Head of School in order to achieve and accomplish the School’s mission and objectives.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess:
excellent administrative, oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;
demonstrate strategic long range planning skills;
knowledge of revenue-based enrollment management;
experience cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major philanthropic gifts
be a self-starter and possess the ability to perform each essential duty exceptionally.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Must be available to work occasional nights and weekends.
Education and/or experience
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university required. Master’s degree preferred; three to five years of related experience in the essential functions of the role as listed above. Independent school admission, development, and/or marketing experience preferred.
Professional demeanor and characteristics
Ability to demonstrate initiative, leadership, collaboration, and independent thinking. Must possess strong people management skills and emotional intelligence when dealing with colleagues and families while demonstrating an understanding of and investment in the School.
About The New School
About The New School
The New School is a coeducational, independent school with 440 students from toddler age
through grade twelve. The School’s mission is to empower each student through a wellrounded
experience and inspire a love of lifelong learning. Its spacious 25-acre campus is
located in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas, which is also home to the University of
Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas is the hub for several Fortune 500 companies including
Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt Trucking. This growing community has a wellregarded
national reputation as a vibrant arts community, which features the worldrenown
Crystal Bridges Museum. The new facilities are a three-story academic center (5th - 12th grade), innovation
center and athletic center. Future phases include an athletic field and other athletic facility
development, arts pavilion, expansion to dining and a future upper school building. In
2014, the School concluded an expansion project which included a new 350-seat
auditorium, 12 new spacious preschool classrooms, an expansive creative play center and
gross motor center, increased and renovated space for all programs.