Antilles School seeks an experienced and accomplished advancement professional with demonstrated expertise in fundraising, alumni development, marketing, communications, events management, and community engagement.
The Director of Advancement provides a vision and strategic direction for the development efforts of the school, identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding support to provide for long-term financial sustainability. The Director of Advancement’s personal and professional skills match the School’s culture and will inspire and enable Antilles to achieve its vision for the future through leadership of the Advancement Office.
Managing Advancement Team including: Director of Communications and Alumni Relations,
Events Coordinator, Advancement Associate, and Alumni and Activities Associate.
Partnering with key internal stakeholders: Admission Office, Business Office, Division Directors, and Facility and Auxiliary Services.
Designing, articulating, and implementing an ambitious and thoughtful advancement program.
Overseeing all fundraising, volunteering, alumni activities, and constituent relations.
Creating and overseeing policies and protocols of the advancement office.
Fostering a vibrant culture of philanthropy so that giving time and financial resources is a joyful and meaningful experience for donors and volunteers.
Working with prospective donors to determine their philanthropic interests as related to the
School’s fundraising goals and giving opportunities.
Cultivating and stewarding lifelong support and donors for the School.
Soliciting and securing leadership gifts.
Developing grant proposals for foundations and corporations.
Developing fundraising training for Trustees and other leadership volunteers.
Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
The Director of Advancement has an impeccable work ethic, a high-level of analytical ability, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and computer skills. A successful candidate has the ability to work independently and the ability to forge effective working relationships with a broad range of internal and external constituents. This leadership position requires both big- picture thinking and attention to detail, managing multiple tasks and priorities effectively. An understanding of, and a commitment to, a culturally and ethnically diverse population is essential.
At least 3-5 years of experience in development and/or advancement, preferably in an
A bachelor’s degree required; a master’s degree is desirable.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to foster positive relationships
Excellent oral and written communication skills
The ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other school community members
A strong understanding of donor recognition and stewardship.
Ability to maintain clear, accurate records, and prepare accurate timely records and reports.
Understanding of development software and strong computer literacy
Antilles School seeks faculty and staff who are inspired by our mission, want to work in an independent school environment, and are dedicated to serving the needs of children. We seek qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community. Antilles School has an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Antilles seeks candidates who are currently practicing, and want to continue to develop, inclusive methods in their teaching, teamwork, and leadership. We believe that all students benefit from more inclusive environments.
About Antilles School
Antilles School is an independent coeducational day school located on St. Thomas, in the US Virgin
Islands. Antilles enrolls approximately 425 students in a toddler program through grade 12.
Excellence, Diversity and Community are the guiding principles for each day at Antilles. We pride
ourselves on inspiring each student to reach his/her potential in a multicultural setting that is one of the
hallmarks of our School. Antilles combines educational excellence and character development to transform
our students into young adults prepared for college, career, and life. Antilles strives to develop the whole
child through challenging academic courses, technology, music, art, and athletics.
Antilles School is committed to maintaining an atmosphere of collaborative learning, to building a diverse
community based on mutual respect, and to fostering social and emotional learning as well as social equity,
diversity, and inclusivity into our school life.
Antilles School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Antilles does not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental
disability, national ...origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Employment
decisions are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and demonstrated need.
Send letter of interest, resume, and references to Liz Morrison, Head of School, Antilles School, 7280 Frenchman Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802 or via email@example.com.