DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES has been retained by Kimball Union Academy, located in Meriden, New Hampshire, to conduct a national search for a Director of Institutional Advancement. This opportunity is available immediately following a comprehensive national search for the candidate of choice.
Kimball Union Academy (KUA) seeks an accomplished and talented Director of Institutional Advancement who embraces the Academy’s values of fairness, dependability, initiative, and empathy and who will be responsible for leading the Academy’s efforts in the areas of development, parent and alumni relations, and special events. The Director of Institutional Advancement provides visionary leadership, day-to-day management, and active execution for Kimball Union Academy’s comprehensive fundraising program. The new hire will lead all aspects of the Academy’s fundraising programming, including annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns and endowment initiatives, parent and alumni relations, prospect management, donor stewardship, and a variety of special events.
The Director of Institutional Advancement reports directly to the Head of School, and serves as the School’s chief external strategist in the formulation and execution of an orchestrated effort to project and engage KUA to its loyal alumni and dedicated parent constituencies. The Director of Institutional Advancement, supervises a staff of dedicated team members and is the chief advancement officer of the Academy. Additionally, this position works closely with the Admission and the Marketing & Communication teams and is an ex-officio member of several board committees. The Academy’s current endowment is $60 million and there are approximately 5,500 alumni. The Annual Fund currently raises $1.3 million dollars annually. In addition, capital giving, beyond the Annual Fund, brings in an average of $6 million dollars each year for the Academy.
Kimball Union Academy is an independent boarding and day school that offers students in grades 9 through 12 a transformative college-preparatory education that places individual growth and development at its core. Founded in 1813 as one of the oldest boarding schools in the nation, KUA is rooted in history, creativity, responsibility, and leadership. yet unbound by tradition. Innovative in nature and forward-thinking in our approach, we stay true to our mission to inspire students for the challenges of tomorrow’s world by inspiring academic mastery, creativity, responsibility, and leadership. KUA is located in New Hampshire’s Upper Valley, a robust community of towns along the Connecticut River, which is also home to Dartmouth College. For more background on Kimball Union Academy, please visit www.kua.org
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Kimball Union Academy offers an exciting and supportive work environment, a competitive salary and benefit package which includes medical plans, a defined contribution plan, tuition remission, basic life insurance and vacation. Kimball Union Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis please send your resume, letter of interest and a list of references including contact information (references will only be contacted if mutual interest is determined) to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA 02482 Telephone: 781-237-2800. Email: email@example.com