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Director of Development and Alumni Relations

The Kew-Forest School
New York, United States
$150,000.00 - $165,000.00
Closing date
Apr 18, 2023

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The Kew-Forest School in the search for a Director of Development and Alumni Relations.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Development and Alumni Relations will oversee all aspects of The Kew-Forest School's stewardship and fundraising program including annual fund, leadership giving, capital campaigns, special events, planned giving, and alumni relations in support of the school’s strategic vision—cultivating a culture of philanthropy and gratitude across all stakeholders.

The Kew-Forest School is the oldest independent, coed, college preparatory school in Queens for students in preschool through grade 12. Founded in 1918 to serve the Kew Gardens and Forest Hills communities of Queens, today The Kew-Forest School draws students from 40 different towns and areas. More than 70 nationalities and 30 languages are represented by the families and staff of The Kew-Forest School. Established as a day school with high standards of scholarship and discipline, and a sincere spirit of service, The Kew-Forest School continues to embody these values nearly 105 years later.

The mission of The Kew-Forest School is to do more than just educate—it is to deeply inspire. Through challenging, thought-provoking curriculum taught in a vibrant multi-cultural community, students at The Kew-Forest School are encouraged to ask questions, to challenge the norm, and to try new things every day, so learning is perpetually exciting and rewarding.

Dedication to the mission and goals of The Kew-Forest School demands a high set of standards for all. Teachers at the school aren’t just expected to educate—they are empowered and challenged to invent new ways to excite and motivate students, both inside and outside their classrooms. The Kew-Forest School's students enter the school with enthusiasm and with the resolve to take advantage of all that is offered. Parents are also strongly encouraged to be involved in the education of their children and are active members of the school community. It is through this alignment of school and home that each child can meet their true potential.

In June 2022, The Kew-Forest School began a journey towards creating a new Campus Master Plan that will reimagine and restructure the campus. The school is also at the half-way point of a five-year strategic plan, which includes goals to enhance The Kew-Forest School's student-centered program; foster school identity and community; support the people who inspire students; discover The Kew-Forest School world; and build a durable and sustainable financial future. These goals are aimed at ensuring that The Kew-Forest School will continue to inspire students throughout its next 100 years.

For nearly 105 years, Kew-Forest has served the ever-changing population of Queens, the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world. Whereas other independent schools must seek out diversity, Kew-Forest lives it. Its students and families represent over 70 different nationalities and speak more than 30 languages at home. In addition, Kew-Forest students are socioeconomically diverse: 64% receive some form of tuition assistance for household incomes ranging from less than $75K to 300K and above. Few independent schools can boast such a multi-faceted student body.

The Kew-Forest School is fully accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, meeting the most rigorous standards of excellence in independent school education. The school is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York. Additionally, The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Department of Education.

The Kew-Forest School will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least four years of relevant experience in a development-related role in an educational environment, are preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of The Kew-Forest School as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $165,000 annually.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 21, 2023.

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