The High Mountain Institute (HMI) seeks a full-time Director of Development to oversee a development program that raises between $1,000,000 and $1,500,000 annually. This senior-level role at HMI also facilitates communications and marketing and supervises alumni relations. The responsibilities range from strategic to operational, from big-picture to the smallest details. The position will begin between January and July 2019, depending on the preferences of the ideal candidate.
About the High Mountain Institute: HMI joins the best of a traditional independent school environment with top-class outdoor education opportunities during school-year semesters and summer terms. We seek candidates who share our passion for educating adolescents to be good students and good adults. HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. HMI also offers a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.
Lead HMI's annual fundraising campaign
Oversee donor appreciation and acknowledgement, including annual report
Oversee management of capital and major gift campaigns, including case statements, brochures, solicitations, and website
Conduct prospect research
Build relationships with major donors and other school constituents
Lead foundation relationships and grant writing
Manage development events
Supervise Alumni & Development Associate
With Head of School, make asks for major gifts
5 weeks of travel per year (TBD)
Depending on experience and interest, leading wilderness expeditions and advising students will be considered
Participate in administrative on-call duty
Manage HMI database
Oversee creation and publication of the HMI bi-annual newsletter
Work with HMI’s graphic designer on all print pieces; work to ensure consistency between programs and alignment with HMI’s brand
4-6 weeks of vacation per year
Starting salary: DOE
Qualifications: BA or higher, 3-5 years prior experience in the development field, experience in independent schools or the non-profit sector, enthusiasm for the benefits of traditional and experiential education, and a desire to think of him or herself first and foremost as a team player; criminal and driving background checks required.
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. After an initial review, HMI may solicit further information from some candidates. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview. HMI is committed to taking the time to review candidates carefully and will not fill the position until an ideal candidate is found—candidates when applying should state when they will be available to begin work. Such indication will not prejudge applications. Correspondence via e-mail is preferred.
The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective.
About High Mountain Institute
About the High Mountain Institute:
A semester school for high school juniors, the High Mountain Institute (HMI) combines the best of a traditional independent school with outstanding outdoor education. HMI connects students to the natural world and teaches them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. HMI also offers a Summer Term for high school students and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org. We seek candidates who share our passion for educating to the whole student.