Emma Willard School: Senior Advancement Officer for Annual Giving (Posted: July 21, 2017)

The advancement office at Emma Willard School is seeking a Senior Advancement Officer for Annual Giving to join their dynamic team. This position plays a role in securing the financial resources that allow Emma Willard School to advance its exemplary educational program. The senior advancement officer is responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing strategies directly related to the success and growth of the 1814 Association, the leadership giving society at Emma, and the reunion giving program. In addition, s/he will manage a prospect pool of about 150 alumnae and parents located throughout the United States and will travel approximately 45% of time to build relationships and secure critical support for the priorities of Emma Willard School.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ prior relevant experience. S/he must have outstanding interpersonal and written and oral communication skills. The candidate should also have strong organizational skills, the ability to think strategically, and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff, and trustees. S/he must have the ability to travel on behalf of the school and be available for weekend and evening events throughout the year. A sense of humor and an appreciation for independent school education for girls are preferred.
Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, preparatory boarding and day high school for girls. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by August 4 to:

Lisa McGrath
Head of Human Resources/Talent Management
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

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