Director of Institutional Advancement

Chadwick School
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 18, 2021

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Director of Institutional Advancement

Chadwick School is eager to welcome an experienced, dynamic, and successful fundraiser and organizational leader to serve as its next Director of Institutional Advancement. Working in partnership with Interim Head of School Tom Sheppard, the Board of Trustees, the school leadership team, and the seasoned and capable Advancement team, the incoming Director will have the unique opportunity to assess Chadwick’s current advancement strategies and systems, set a bold vision for new goals and approaches, and develop a supportive and robust organizational framework that will set the stage for the next major capital campaign and future fundraising success. Upon joining the Chadwick community, the next Director will find a school with great momentum as it works to build a vision for the future during a time of transition and exciting possibility. This is a critical role for Chadwick that will be supported by a foundation of strong resources, many untapped areas of growth, and a dedicated and connected community.

To be successful in this role, the next Director of Institutional Advancement must bring a deep record of building strong relationships within a school community, collaboratively fostering growth and development within a team, and successfully planning and executing a capital campaign on behalf of a mission-driven organization. Candidates should be eager to immerse in a close-knit school community and demonstrate the energy and drive to fully realize Chadwick’s potential, bringing creativity and fresh insight where needed and implementing best practices that will ensure future success for Chadwick’s philanthropic endeavors, both short- and long-term.

Chadwick is a K-12 coeducational, non-denominational independent day school located on a beautiful 45-acre campus on the Palos Verdes Peninsula just 30 minutes south of Los Angeles, California. Perched on Academy Hill overlooking mountains, canyons, and the Pacific Ocean, Chadwick was founded as a boarding and day school in 1935. Since then, the school has retained its rural charm feel and relaxed, welcoming atmosphere amid the beachside towns of Los Angeles’ South Bay. Chadwick’s educational community currently comprises 853 students from across 63 communities throughout the greater LA area and 121 faculty and 72 staff. Currently, 20 faculty and staff families reside on campus, adding to a strong sense of community and shared aspirations. In support of Chadwick School’s mission for developing global citizens, Chadwick School also comprises two international campuses: Chadwick International in South Korea and Chadwick Ecopark, located near Hanoi in Vietnam and set to open in 2023.

A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree or higher within an education-related field is preferred. For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Managing Director

Julia Patton, Senior Associate

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Chadwick School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin or ancestry in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other after-school programs. To view Chadwick's complete Diversity Statement, click here.

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