Kents Hill School is at a pivotal moment in its almost 200-year-old history. Our new Head of School has brought a clear educational vision, a global perspective, experience at both traditional boarding and international start-up schools, and a strengthened focus on developing the whole student through a balanced, intentional, and purposeful curriculum. This position will serve as a key partner to our Head of School, be part of a highly collaborative Senior Leadership Team, and transform the Kents Hill experience by building on and expanding our philanthropic efforts.
Lead the development, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive strategic philanthropy plan to increase overall awareness, participation, and giving
Build a robust, intentional strategy to address parent and alumni giving and engagement
Develop and lead a bicentennial campaign (2024)
Oversee the Kents Hill Fund (annual giving)
Collaborate with internal stakeholders and engage with students, staff, and faculty to understand and articulate the Kents Hill experience to parents, Board of Trustees members, alumni, and other donors
Provide meaningful, measurable, and regular reporting to the Head of School and Board of Trustees to inform decision-making and strategic planning
Implement and interpret data, trends, and metrics to continuously refine strategy and direction
Coach, mentor, and oversee a team of development professionals
Oversee major internal and external events
Significant domestic and international travel
The ideal candidate will have:
A proven track record of exceeding expectations and growth trajectory in past fundraising roles
A willingness to do what it takes to get things done and the creativity to wrestle with hard problems
Demonstrated experience with balancing “big picture” strategic thinking and attention-to-detail
An appreciation for brainstorming and collaboration across internal and external audiences
Flexible start date is available.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Kents Hill School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
How to Apply: Please send letter of interest and resume to HR@kentshill.org
Internal Number: DEV
About Kents Hill School
A friendly, diverse school located on a beautiful 400-acre campus, Kents Hill School is home to a closely knit community of approximately 230 students. Committed to the belief that one man or woman of principle can always make a difference, the Kents Hill faculty encourages the curiosity and interests of each student, cultivating academic success and teaching understanding of and respect for oneself and others. Kents Hill fosters confident, forward-thinking young men and women who are striving to make a difference in the world. Its breathtaking campus with views of Maine's lakes and mountains, Kents Hill is close to major ski resorts, the Maine coast, and the state capital, Augusta. The state's largest city, Portland, with its lovely historic district and lively array of restaurants and shops, is only an hour away. With vigorous academics, vibrant arts programs, outstanding athletics facilities, and focus on character development, Kents Hill offers each student the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth in a safe and supportive community.