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Associate Director of Advancement, Major Gifts

Friends' Central School
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Mar 20, 2024

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Associate Director of Advancement, Major Gifts


Friends’ Central School seeks an experienced, thoughtful fundraiser with a proven track record of success to serve as its next Associate Director of Advancement, Major Gifts.


Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Associate Director of Advancement, Major Gifts will work to secure annual, capital, and endowment support and strengthen Friends’ Central School’s growing culture of philanthropy. Centering a commitment to the School’s mission, the Associate Director of Advancement, Major Gifts will work with the Chief Advancement Officer and Head of School to shape the strategic direction of the advancement office and facilitate a new era of fundraising and constituent relations. This will be accomplished through the creation of comprehensive, goal-based strategies, and the cultivation and stewardship of meaningful relationships within the community.


Friends’ Central School is an independent, coeducational Quaker day school founded in 1845 and serving approximately 850 students in Nursery through grade 12. Located in the Philadelphia suburbs, the School has two campuses. The Middle & Upper Schools are located just outside of West Philadelphia in Wynnewood, and the Lower School is on the Old Gulph Road campus in the heart of Wynnewood. The exceptional faculty at FSC offers a curriculum that cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical growth of our students. Our pedagogy is grounded in continuing revelation, reflection, integrity, and a willingness to accept responsibility.


Over the past five years, Friends’ Central School has averaged $5.3 million in total cash raised. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, the School received $8.2 million from nearly 1,840 alumni, parents, and friends. Gifts to the Annual Fund totaled over $1 million and provided 7 percent of the overall operating budget. Friends’ Central’s financial condition is strong with an endowment value of nearly $40 million and an annual operating budget of approximately $25 million.


The successful Associate Director of Advancement, Major Gifts will have five or more years of experience in an independent school, college, university, foundation, non-profit, or similar setting, as well as a proven ability to affect and influence change through a collaborative and inclusive leadership style. They will demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills and have experience serving as a key strategic partner to a Chief Advancement Officer. Preferred experiences include having undergone training in best practices by Plus Delta Partners and deep familiarity with Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud.


This is a full-time position based on-site in Pennsylvania. Salary commensurate with experience with a generous benefits package.


To view the full position profile, please visit our website.


Evaluation of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until a new Associate Director of Advancement, Major Gifts is named. Inquiries, nominations, and letters of interest with a résumé may be sent in confidence to:


Matthew Marsallo Managing Director

Alyssa Perez, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search


Friends’ Central School seeks candidates with a commitment to fostering an inclusive learning community who will address issues of diversity, as well as enhance the Philosophy of Inclusivity and Awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement

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