Director of Advancement

Position Description: 

Director of Advancement

Full Time

FLSA: Exempt

Description: The Director of Advancement is responsible for the overall direction and implementation of the School’s admission, communication, and fundraising activities.

Reports to: Head of School

Duties and Responsibilities

Admission

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, data-driven strategic plan for recruitment, admission, enrollment, and financial aid in line with the School’s strategic plan objectives
  • Manage all events related to admission such as open houses, Fall Festival, tours and interviews, student day visits, testing/assessments, and move-up day
  • Establish positive relationships with local feeder schools and community organizations to promote the School and support admissions
  • Motivate and activate the school community—staff, faculty, alumni, parents, students -- in support of the admission process
  • Maintain regular contact after inquiry, helping to keep families connected
  • Develop parent and student volunteer programs to support the admission office
  • Manage the re-enrollment process including the retention of current families
  • Manage the financial aid process and help to develop financial aid policies that will support the School’s enrollment goals and the School’s desire to maintain a socio-economically diverse population
  • Lead and manage the Associate Director of Advancement
  • Track admission / enrollment / financial aid activity and provide regular reporting to the Administrative Team and Board of Trustees

Communication

  • Work with the Advancement team to create and implement a communications plan including print, web, and social media tools to market the School and reach prospective students, current parents, alumni and other important audiences
  • Maintain and update the school website and social media accounts
  • Produce the annual alumni magazine

Fundraising

  • Develop and implement strategies for the annual fund, capital campaigns, and planned giving
  • Develop and implement communications and events to engage alumni
  • Develop and implement communications and events to engage parents

Other Duties

  • The Director of Advancement is a member of the Leadership Team
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Proven ability to meet and exceed ambitious fundraising and enrollment goals
  • Knowledge of web and social media platforms
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to effectively manage a demanding workload including multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Strong computer skills
  • A sense of humor
  • A passion for the education of young people

Education / Experience

  • Five or more years experience in advancement or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

Candidates should send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference via email to Hans Mundahl, Head of School (hans@santbani.org) and include ‘Director of Advancement’ in the subject line.

School Type: 
Day
Grade Level: 
K-8
School: 
Sant Bani
Required Education: 
4 Year Degree

Location

Location: 
Sanbornton
New Hampshire
Submit Applications to: 

Candidates should send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference via email to Hans Mundahl, Head of School (hans@santbani.org) and include ‘Director of Advancement’ in the subject line.