This is an administrative, twelve month position with responsibility for promoting the Hudson School and its mission with regard to admissions, marketing and development.
Director of Advancement reports to the Head of School and directly supervises the Admissions staff and the Marketing and Communications staff.
Articulates the mission of the school and guides the creation and fulfillment of strategic recruiting and fundraising objectives.
Works collaboratively to market the school and increase its visibility and reputation through the development and dissemination of cohesive communications materials including print, digital messaging on school webpage, social media, and fundraising, friendraising and admissions events.
Oversees all aspects of the admissions and marketing programs, including leading community outreach, and managing open houses, tours, and all aspects of the admissions process from inquiry through enrollment and start of school orientation.
Plans and manages major fundraising projects designed to advance the school, including multi-year capital campaigns.
Promotes good relationships with outside institutions or groups (schools, libraries, civic associations, real estate agencies, etc.) and conducts outreach visits to other schools, community organizations, and other venues that might have a positive impact on increasing enrollment and school visibility.
Contributes to strengthening relationships with the school’s alumni and alumni parents, and collaborates on further developing alumni programming.
3 to 5 years relevant experience
Strong communication skills
Independent and self-motivated
Telecommuting is allowed.
About The Hudson School
Founded in 1978, The Hudson School in Hoboken NJ provides intellectually inquisitive students in grades 5-12 with a rigorous and relevant college-preparatory education
that inspires independent thinking and intellectual risk-taking. Our goal is to develop compassionate, responsible, principled citizens, who are socially conscious and committed to lifelong learning and service. The school fosters an eclectic and supportive
environment that challenges students and faculty to develop their passions and talents through a stimulating, balanced and creative interdisciplinary curriculum.
Since our inception, we have been committed to a need-blind admission policy. The Hudson School accepts students from diverse economic and ethnic backgrounds based on their academic promise and intellectual curiosity, rather than their financial ability. We began with 18 middle school students in 1978 (of whom 12 received scholarships through the generosity of the Geraldine Dodge Foundation) and now include 190 students in grades 5 – 12. We continue to admit every qualified student for whom we have room and do whatever we can to help that child’s family meet the costs of sending their child to our school.