Kents Hill School is at a pivotal moment in its almost 200-year-old history. Our Head of School has brought a clear educational vision and a strengthened focus on developing the whole student through a balanced, intentional, and purposeful curriculum. Our students grade 9-Academic Gap Year hail from 25 states and over 20 countries. This small size allows for a transformative educational experience rooted in community, character, and values.
The Advancement Office and Database Administrator is a key member of the Advancement Office who helps Kents Hill achieve its strategic goals and objectives by overseeing and maintaining the integrity of the office’s protocols and donor database, Raiser’s Edge. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this individual works in conjunction with other Blackbaud users (Admissions, Registrar, Business Office, etc.) to ensure data consistency and integrity.
Responsible for the management, control, integrity, and accurate maintenance of the prospect and donor database, Raiser’s Edge.
Responsible for processing and tracking all gifts and pledges; producing timely acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders; and creating mailing lists, appeals, and Annual Reports – work with the accounting team to reconcile Raiser’s Edge records with the general ledger, fund balances, and fundraising reports.
Supports the prospect research needs for the Advancement Office.
Develops, prepares, and analyzes regular reports on donors and prospects for the Advancement Office staff, Head of School, and Board of Trustees as needed.
Oversees Advancement Office procedures, ensuring compliance with Kents Hill protocols. Reviews and analyzes issues, including system documentation and output, to identify solutions and/or make appropriate referrals of issues.
Educates and engages Advancement staff in the optimal use of data processing and report generation to promote best practices.
Provides administrative support to the Director of Advancement, as needed.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement or the Head of School.
Benefits include: medical, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) matching retirement plan, vacation, sick time, and free tuition for dependent children.
How to Apply: Please send a letter of interest and resume to HR@kentshill.org
Kents Hill School is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
The ideal candidate will have:
A thorough understanding of how relational database structures function.
Knowledge of fundraising software, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
Familiarity with prospect research tools and practices.
Detail orientated individual possessing excellent organizational skills and an emphasis on accuracy.
Strong typing skills
The ability to work productively and cohesively in a team environment.
The ability to adapt to changing priorities, maintain confidentiality, and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
Requirements for the position are:
Four-year college degree required; concentration in business or computer technology.
Three to five years of combined previous experience with non-profit database management and/or accounting.
Knowledge of fundraising best practices.
The efficiency with Google and Microsoft Office products.
Limited evening and weekend hours required – typically Advancement Office events.
Valid driver’s license and successful driver's license background check required.
About Kents Hill School
Located in central Maine, Kents Hill School is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school supporting students from 9th grade through Academic Gap Years. The student body is comprised of 180 students from Maine, the United States, and around the world. Since 1824, Kents Hill has been providing transformative experiences rooted in the power of community, character, and core values. It is the 30th oldest boarding school in the United States and one of the oldest continuously operating coeducational college preparatory schools. Students at the school benefit intellectually and personally from the unique 4-dimensional (4D) academic curriculum framework that infuses four key elements into each course: knowledge, skills, character, and reflection. This framework isn't limited to the classroom; it extends to a student's life in the dorms, on the athletic fields, and through leadership opportunities and community engagement.
Situated just three hours from Boston and one hour from Portland, the idyllic, 400-acre campus is nestled in the midst of the Belgrade Lakes and provides sweeping views of the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire. State-of-the-art facilities including the... $6.5M Bibby and Harold Alfond Dining Commons, Joanne and Dick O’Connor Alpine Training Center, and Bodman Performing Arts Center, which provide the ideal setting for the community to live, learn, and enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle.
At Kents Hill, a student’s success is not measured solely by test scores or college acceptances, but also by the relationships that they build and the opportunities that they have to experience, develop, and live by a set of core values. The impressive college preparatory program focuses on the individual and supports each student to reach their fullest potential. Illustrative of this commitment is a dedicated Character Department, Four-Dimensional (4D) Academic Curriculum, and Academic Coaching program where teachers trained in academic coaching deliver personal, empathetic, and innovative learning experiences.
Kents Hill School is at a pivotal moment in its almost 200-year-old history. Chris Cheney, the 20th Head of School, has a clear educational vision, a global perspective, experience at both traditional boarding and international start-up schools, and a strengthened focus on developing the whole student through a balanced, intentional, and purposeful curriculum.