As a key member of the advancement office, the Director of Leadership Gifts will manage a pool of 150-200 prospective donors. These individuals include alumnae and parents with giving potential of $25,000 and above located throughout the United States. S/he will conduct 120-150 visits per year, collaborating with advancement staff colleagues, members of the board of trustees and other key volunteers regarding cultivation and solicitation strategies.
Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree and an appreciation for girls’ education. A willingness to travel extensively is required and familiarity with planned gift vehicles is desirable. The candidate will have an ability to synthesize and articulate the priorities of the school and match them with the values and interests of individual prospects. Candidates should have ten or more years of development experience, preference given to individuals with experience in independent schools or higher education.
Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, preparatory boarding and day high school for girls. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.
About Emma Willard School
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. At Emma Willard, every possible resource is dedicated to developing in students the values and skills that form the foundation of a life of accomplishment, leadership, and fulfillment. These include a love for the life of the mind, a commitment to service, courage and confidence, grace and creativity, and collaboration and friendship. Known for its rigor, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a challenging curriculum distinguished by a wide array of advanced placement courses and electives. It also promotes active involvement in the life of the campus and off-campus communities through a rich co-curricular program. In all they do, students are both challenged and closely supported by an outstanding faculty and staff. The school's extraordinary physical plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a breathtakingly beautiful yet state-of-the-art setting for learning and living. Throughout its history, Emma Willard has been committed to enrolling a diverse student body from across the Ca...pital Region, across the country, and around the world. This commitment is honored by significant expenditures in financial aid to assist families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary secondary education for their daughters.