Antilles School seeks an experienced and accomplished advancement professional with demonstrated expertise in fundraising, alumni development, marketing, communications, events management, and community engagement to begin July 1, 2020.
The Director of Advancement provides a vision and strategic direction for the development efforts of the school, identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding support to provide for long-term financial sustainability. The Director of Advancement’s personal and professional skills match the School’s culture and will inspire and enable Antilles to achieve its vision for the future through leadership of the Advancement Office.
Managing Advancement Team including: Director of Communications and Alumni Relations, Events Coordinator, Advancement Associate, and Alumni and Activities Associate.
Partnering with key internal stakeholders: Admission Office, Business Office, Division Directors and Facility and Auxiliary Services.
Designing, articulating, and implementing an ambitious and thoughtful advancement program.
Overseeing all fundraising, volunteering, alumni activities, and constituent relations.
Creating and overseeing policies and protocols of the advancement office.
Fostering a vibrant culture of philanthropy so that giving time and financial resources is a joyful and meaningful experience for donors and volunteers.
Working with prospective donors to determine their philanthropic interests as related to the School’s fundraising goals and giving opportunities.
Cultivating and stewarding lifelong support and donors for the School.
Soliciting and securing leadership gifts.
Developing grant proposals for foundations and corporations.
Developing fundraising training for Trustees and other leadership volunteers.
Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
The Director of Advancement has an impeccable work ethic, a high-level of analytical ability, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and computer skills. A successful candidate has the ability to work independently and the ability to forge effective working relationships with a broad range of internal and external constituents. This leadership position requires both big- picture thinking and attention to detail, managing multiple tasks and priorities effectively. An understanding of, and a commitment to, a culturally and ethnically diverse population is essential.
At least 3 - 5 years of experience in development and/or advancement, preferably in an independent school.
A bachelor’s degree required; a master’s degree is desirable.
A strong understanding of donor recognition and stewardship.
Ability to maintain clear, accurate records, and prepare accurate timely records and reports.
Understanding of development software and strong computer literacy.
About Antilles School
Antilles School is an independent coeducational day school located on St. Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. Antilles enrolls approximately 500 students in a toddler program through grade 12. Antilles occupies a distinct place in the culture and the history of the larger Virgin Islands community.
Excellence, Diversity and Community are the guiding principles for each day at Antilles.
Antilles School is committed to the pursuit of educational excellence and a purposeful life. We foster a sense of community, embrace diversity and creativity, seek to develop the whole child, and prepare students for success in college and beyond.
Successful employment candidates will have an understanding of, and a commitment to, a culturally, socially, and ethnically diverse population.