Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Type: Full Time
Deerfield Associates has been retained by Princeton Day School, located in Princeton, New Jersey, to conduct a national search for a Director of Advancement. This opportunity is available beginning in July 2023. Candidates who are interested in being considered for a start date sooner than July 2023 are encouraged to submit their materials.
Princeton Day School (PDS) is an independent school serving 965 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. In addition to its engaged and accomplished student body, the school’s extraordinary resources include a highly innovative, collaborative and dedicated faculty, an interdisciplinary and rigorous curriculum and a 106-acre campus situated two miles from downtown Princeton and midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Kelley Nicholson-Flynn, Ph.D., will join the community as its next Head of School beginning in July of 2023. Well-known and admired for her work at Riverdale Country School and The Lawrenceville School, Dr. Nicholson-Flynn will bring significant experience as a classroom teacher, department head, divisional leader and PreK-12 administrator. There are 140 faculty members; 70% of whom hold advanced degrees, an endowment of $74.8 million, an operating budget of $37 million, funds raised (FY22) $3.03 million; annual funds raised (FY22) $2.1 million; Thrive! Campaign Total Raised: $58.6 million, financial aid awarded $5.9 million to 24% of the student body and an alumni body of 5,567.
Princeton Day School seeks a Director of Advancement who is responsible for the overall vision, leadership, goals and outcomes of the advancement office and who is prepared to design a comprehensive and strategic fundraising approach to create the next generation of philanthropic leaders and supporters. Reporting directly to and a key partner of the Head of School, the Director is a member of the school’s senior leadership team. Highly visible within the community, the Director must be a highly articulate spokesperson for the institution and a strategic and systemic thinker who can contribute to all areas of the school. The Director serves as a staff member on the Committee on Trustees, attends appropriate Board of Trustee meetings and supports the management of the Alumni Council. The Director oversees a team of seven including the Director of the Annual Fund, the Director of Donor Engagement, Senior Development Officer and the Executive Assistant to the Director of Advancement.
Princeton Day School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan with employer-matching, a full array of insurance plans, and generous support for professional growth. Subject to disability accommodation exceptions under federal and state law, all PDS employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Princeton Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Princeton Day School aspires to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community in which all members are seen, challenged, affirmed, respected, and valued. Princeton Day School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package including a retirement plan with employer-matching, medical and dental self-insured plans, short and long-term disability plans, a basic life insurance plan, and generous support for professional growth. Housing for this position may be available to rent for below-market rate.
For a full search description of this high visibility opportunity including the required academic credentials, leadership skill sets and advancement work experiences, please visit: https://deerfieldassociates.com/princeton-day-school-director-of-advancement/
To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis, send your résumé and a letter of interest, along with a list of four (4) references (who will be contacted only if mutual interest is determined) to Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 781-237-2800.