The advancement office at Emma Willard School is seeking an Assistant Director for Annual Giving to join their team. This position plays a role in securing the financial resources that allow the school to advance its exemplary educational program. Within the next two years, Emma Willard School will be launching a comprehensive campaign and the Emma Fund will play an integral role in the success of the campaign. The Assistant Director is responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing strategies directly related to the success and growth of the Emma Fund, specifically the Reunion Giving program, Student Giving Programs, and supporting all other annual giving efforts and departmental objectives.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ prior relevant experience. S/he must have the ability to travel on behalf of the school. The candidate must have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. S/he should also have strong organizational skills, the ability to think strategically, and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff, and trustees. The candidate should have an appreciation for independent school education for girls and the ability to articulate Emma Willard’s distinctive mission.
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.