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Director of Advancement

Brooklyn Friends School
New York, United States
$180,000.00 - $233,800.00
Closing date
Feb 17, 2024

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Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Brooklyn Friends School in the search for a Director of Advancement.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Advancement will provide clear vision, leadership, management, and comprehensive strategic direction for all aspects of Brooklyn Friends School’s advancement program. This includes both short-term and long-term strategies for Annual Giving, the Alumni Program, Endowment, Capital Campaigns, community engagement, and strategic communications.

Brooklyn Friends School is a preschool through 12th grade independent Quaker school located in the thriving downtown Brooklyn neighborhood. Most of the faculty at the college-preparatory school hold advanced degrees, and the Upper School offers the academically challenging and highly esteemed International Baccalaureate Diploma Program—one of only three independent New York City schools to do so. The school is proud of its active, supportive parent body, its enthusiastic teachers and dedicated staff, and its thoughtful and articulate students.

Brooklyn Friends School integrates a rich learning environment with a compelling history of value-driven education and a dedicated and diverse community. The Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship are the underpinnings of the school’s academic strength. They inform Brooklyn Friends' faithful commitment to academic excellence and opportunity as well as the warmth and respect students, parents, and staff impart and experience within the school. From an in-depth study of the solar system in Preschool to participation in the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program in Upper School, study at Brooklyn Friends School provides students with the academic preparation sought by the most competitive colleges and universities.

Guided by the Quaker belief that there is a divine light in everyone, Brooklyn Friends School cultivates an intellectually ambitious and diverse community that celebrates each individual’s gifts. The school challenges students to value and embrace difference as they develop critical thinking skills and apply their knowledge and intelligence both in and out of the classroom. In this rich learning environment, all members of the community are inspired to voice their convictions, to discover and pursue their passions, and to seek truth. Brooklyn Friends graduates are compassionate, curious, and confident global citizens who let their lives speak in the spirit of leadership and service.

Grounded in its Quaker values, diversity is a core value of Brooklyn Friends School. As articulated in its strategic plan, a diverse and inclusive school community creates the strongest and most effective learning environment through the exploration, understanding, and engagement of differences. It prepares students for living in an increasingly diverse and global society. Brooklyn Friends School is a robustly diverse community, including racially, ethnically, and socio-economically, and this has and will continue to be a steadfast mission-informed commitment.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Brooklyn Friends School as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus. A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least eight years of experience building and growing multi-year strategic advancement programs in an independent school or higher education environment is preferred. Brooklyn Friends School will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to the school, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply.

The salary range for this position is $180,000 to $233,800 annually.

Brooklyn Friends School is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Michael Carver at

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