Friends Academy,located in Locust Valley, New York seeks a talented, experienced and dynamic Director of Advancement. This high visibility opportunity is available immediately. Rooted in over 300 years of Quaker education, Friends Academy has been a mainstay of robust inquiry and ethical action on Long Island since 1876. A seminal Quaker, co-educational college preparatory school that serves 765 students from nursery school through twelfth grade, Friends Academy educators prepare their diverse graduates for success in college, career and beyond. Students emerge with a fluency in multiple intelligences – from creativity and complex problem solving to cognitive excellence, empathy, and ethical decision-making. For more background on please visit www.fa.org.
Financially sound and growing, the current endowment of the Friends Academy is $59 million and is closely managed by a committed investment committee of expert trustees and parents. A thriving Annual Fund annually raises $1.9 million annually and has garnered record parent participation of 83% in recent years from a community of 513 families, as well as over 4,000 alumni. The Friends Academy Dinner & Auction, one of FA’s largest fundraisers, underwent a transformation over the last few years and has gained momentum, both in attendance and gross revenue of $925,000 annually. Friends Academy is poised to launch and execute a new Strategic Plan in September 2018. Over the past 10 months, the strategic planning process, One Vision. Every Voice. has connected with every constituent in order to assess new pivotal priorities for Friends Academy’s next chapter.
The Friends Academy Advancement Office promotes and encourages the School’s culture of philanthropy and seeks to nurture and inspire parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, students, colleagues, friends, and partners to stay actively connected, involved and give back. An integral member of the senior administrative team, the Director of Advancement reports directly to the Andrea Kelly, Head of School and works closely with members of the Board of Trustees. Kelly joined Friends Academy as its 24th Head of School in July 2017 bringing to FA a career of 30+ years in education and independent school experience. The new hire will be responsible for the vision, planning, management and execution of Friends Academy’s fundraising and engagement initiatives and plays a critical, front-line role in securing strategic and transformational gifts.
Friends Academy offers a stimulating and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including medical plans, retirement plans, tuition benefit, and paid vacation. Friends Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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About Friends Academy
Founded in 1876, Friends Academy is an independent Quaker college-preparatory private school located in Long Island, serving Early Childhood through 12th grade.