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Director of Annual Giving

Asheville School
North Carolina, United States
$80,000.00 - $110,000.00
Closing date
Oct 12, 2023

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Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Asheville School in the search for a Director of Annual Giving.

Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for the growth of and donor retention for the Blues Fund, which provides vital operating funds and ensures that Asheville School's immediate and greatest needs are met including providing essential financial aid and scholarships, faculty salary support, professional development opportunities, and more.

Asheville School is a private, coeducational, university-preparatory boarding and day school located among the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Founded in 1900, the school is intentionally small with 295 students in grades 9-12. Asheville students arrive from twenty-three states and twenty-four countries, bringing a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and talents. Being away from home means Asheville students rely on their own judgement, developing strong character and gaining essential life skills in the process. Asheville students are passionate about learning and motivated to excel. Small, active classes ensure that students and teachers engage in lively discussions that encourage critical thinking. Sixty-seven courses are offered at Asheville School, including 22 Honors and 16 Advanced Placement classes. Asheville students have many opportunities to explore fine arts, with programs for both accomplished and beginner artists in music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts. Students at Asheville School excel outside the classroom as well, with all first- and second-year students participating in at least one of 19 interscholastic athletic teams. In addition, Asheville School supports dozens of student clubs—everything from investing and debating to film and Model UN. There are also ample opportunities for students to engage in service projects, both on campus and in the greater Asheville community, as well as a full calendar of extracurricular and social activities throughout the week and on weekends.

As one of the premier boarding schools in the nation, it comes as no surprise that one hundred percent of Asheville School graduates continue to college, being accepted to the nation’s most prestigious institutions including Northeastern, Duke University, Georgia Tech, Yale, Columbia University, Cornell University, NYU, UNC at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, and many more. Asheville School faculty are no less accomplished—80% hold advanced degrees.

Asheville School believes in intentionally seeking different perspectives and fostering equity. The Asheville School community is stronger when each individual’s voice is a valued and respected part of the conversation. Growth is experienced through exploration, understanding, and respect for the differences and similarities that are the foundation of the most essential piece of the Asheville School experience. Asheville School's inclusive culture has made it a stronger institution and has increased both the vibrancy of the community and the breadth of learning capacity of each student. Asheville School has always been a place where students are asked to think deeply and carefully. The school is engaged in an ongoing process of evaluating its academic curriculum to ensure that the voices of all people in the nation and others from around the world are integrated into its curriculum.

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred for this position as is at least three years of fundraising experience. Asheville School will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to Asheville School, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Asheville School as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $110,000 annually.

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