Pilot School has an immediate opening for the full time position of Director of Development and Communications.
Established in 1957, and now located near Talleyville, DE, Pilot School is a nationally recognized, individualized, therapeutic, independent day school for children with normal potential, ages four through fourteen, experiencing language based learning problems.
The Director will lead the school’s efforts in the implementation of:
a comprehensive development program, including major, capital and planned gift donor development, grant writing, special events, and the annual fund;
all strategies related to a marketing and public relations program supportive of Pilot’s fund raising, student recruitment, and community relations activities.
As this is a one-professional office, ramp-up time is minimal, i.e., there is no on-the-job-training.
Therefore, the successful candidate will have:
* a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
* a minimum of seven years in the nonprofit sector, with demonstrable experience in fund raising, marketing and communications. Independent school experience a plus.
* Expertise in Raiser’s Edge is required.
Interested candidates should review the full Job Description at www.pilotschool.org/employment.
A one page cover letter should cite specific accomplishments which qualify you to fulfill the requirements of this position. Salary range considerations must also be included. Generic cover letters will not be accepted. Electronic submissions only. No phone calls, please.
Qualified candidates only should forward their resume and statement of qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Pilot School
Unlocking the Potential. The Pilot School's mission is to uncover the unique educational challenges of each student, and to give each child the specific developmental tools, guidance, and attention needed to learn, achieve, and ultimately to feel comfortable and be successful in the academic environment that is most appropriate.
Pilot's Belief Statements - Challenging The Myth of Normal
• Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
• Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
• Curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles.
• A small group setting is fundamental in meeting our students’ learning needs.
• Students’ self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
• Students who participate in service-oriented activities within the school and world community develop a greater sense of
compassion for others and a better understanding of their roles in society.
• Students learn best when they are activ...ely engaged in the learning process.
• Students benefit from the understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses.
• Appropriate placement, upon transition from The Pilot School, is an important factor in our students’ continuing educational experiences.
• A collaborative community of home and school fosters a safe, supportive environment where children can thrive.
• A commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident and independent lifelong learners.
The Pilot School Difference: Learning How To Learn
Just as every human being is unique, so are the programs designed for intellectually capable children who need an individualized, therapeutic learning environment to build basic academic skills, independence, and age appropriate problem solving skills.
Please see our website for more information: www.pilotschool.org