Ethical Culture Fieldston School (ECFS) is a progressive PreK–12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses – one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan.
ECFS (www.ecfs.org) is notable for its democratic approach to education and its overarching philosophy of creating an ethical school environment. Relationships among faculty, parents, and students are open and strong, and the school is renowned for its commitment to diversity, equity, and access. ECFS maintains the largest financial aid budget – nearly $16 million – of any independent school in New York City.
The Advancement Office at ECFS seeks a visionary, experienced, tenacious leader who is energized by the opportunity to invigorate the school’s approach to fundraising and create a robust philanthropic culture at ECFS. The incoming Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will have a chance to partner with the Head to design and implement a new development and outreach strategy that aligns with the school’s core values and capitalizes on the community’s considerable resources.
The successful candidate will have significant experience leading a development or advancement office, proven team-building and management skills, a deep appreciation for the unique culture and ethos of ECFS, and the passion to inspire stakeholders.
How to Apply - Acting on behalf of ECFS, the educational consulting firm of Wickenden Associates (www.wickenden.com) is actively recruiting seasoned, mission-driven development professionals for this exciting leadership opportunity. The lead consultant is Jim Wickenden (firstname.lastname@example.org). He may be reached at (609) 683-1355.
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About Wickenden Associates, Inc.
Founded by former Princeton University Dean of Admission James Wickenden in 1986, Wickenden Associates ranks among the nation's premier independent school consulting firms, conducting searches for Heads of Schools and other senior administrative positions. We serve schools large and small, coeducational and single-sex, boarding and day.