Director of Advancement, New Canaan Country School, New Canaan, CT

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail New Canaan Country School’s most recent accreditation report remarked, “The people who inhabit the campus, both young and old, are busy and productive, yet relaxed and happy. The culture at Country School is unusually open and engaging.” The school’s extraordinary academic curriculum and exceptional faculty prepare children for success at the next level of schooling, and teach them to be life-long learners, ask questions, take risks, respect others, and be resilient in an increasingly complex world. The most selective secondary schools and colleges in the nation know New Canaan Country School’s graduates to be confident, accomplished, intellectually curious, and kind. The Director of Advancement will be entering Country School at an exciting time, with the opportunity to take a strong and flourishing development department to the next level of success. The second phase of a master plan was recently approved by the Board of Directors, and the Director of Advancement will have the opportunity to lead  a forthcoming capital campaign. The Director is responsible for the management and performance of the Advancement Office:  Annual Fund and capital fundraising, stewardship and donor relations, volunteer management, alumni relations, special events, communications and the website, gift entry, research, publications, reports, and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database.  Members of the office include:  Director of the Annual Fund, Associate Director of the Annual Fund, Director of Alumni Relations, Communications, Web Manager, Database Manager, and Assistant in charge of Advertising and Stewardship. All functions of the Advancement Office are designed to support and enhance the financial resources, reputation, and positive relationships of the entire Country School community. To apply or refer candidates, please contact Wendy Schiffman Wilsker, Search Director, Lois L. Lindauer Searches,