Director of Advancement

Westtown School is a Quaker, coeducational, college preparatory day and boarding school for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, located less than one hour west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

The Director is responsible for the overall attainment of key fund raising targets/goals to secure non-tuition revenue in support of the school's financial sustainability; for setting the strategy for all aspects of Advancement and philanthropy at Westtown School; and for building lasting relationships with donors.  

Overall responsibility for philanthropic activities, notably the design, development and execution of all fundraising-related efforts; campaigns (annual and capital); donor relationships; planned and endowment giving; and alumni and parent engagement. The Director of Advancement is a member of our senior leadership team and reports directly to the Head of School. In addition, manages the Advancement team and collaborates with other key departments in the School. Required travel time is approximately 50% - locally, nationally and/or internationally.

Desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is a plus

  • Ten+ years of experience in Advancement, with proven track record of leadership, accomplishment and goal attainment, including a minimum of 5 years managing an Advancement department or team

  • Demonstrated successful Advancement work/goal attainment with schools (independent, private, or boarding schools), non-profit organizations, or higher education preferred

  • Experienced with diversity and can demonstrate a high degree of cultural competency

  • Experience with CRM databases - Raiser’s Edge® preferred

Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply please visit:
http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter to see a more extensive job description & select ‘Show All Job Openings’. 

Upper School Math Teacher: Westtown School seeks an Upper School math teacher with an outstanding academic background, exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our intentionally diverse community. Candidates should have two to five years of teaching experience and the ability to teach Algebra I through Precalculus. As a full-time member of the Upper School faculty, coaching, advising, and residential duties are required. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply please visit: http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter  & select ‘Show All Job Openings’. 

Upper School English Teacher: Westtown School seeks an Upper School English teacher with an outstanding academic background, exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students throughout our intentionally diverse community. Candidates should have two to five years of experience teaching high school English and enthusiasm for full participation in the coaching, advising, and residential duties required of a full-time faculty member. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply please visit: http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter  & select ‘Show All Job Openings’. 

Pre-K/Kindergarten Teacher-Primary Circle: Westtown School is seeking a teacher for a Pre-K/Kindergarten combined classroom, called Primary Circle.  The Primary Circle program holds play and discovery at the center of young children's lives and sees academic learning expanding from that core.  A deep respect and love for young children's learning is a must along with a developmental understanding of the joys and challenges of being four, five and six years old.  The tenets of Friends Education influence how teachers approach social-emotional learning and conflict resolution, and therefore, must be a part of how a teacher helps children learn the skills of friendship.   Extensive collaboration with the science and art faculty is a vital component of the Primary Circle program and should be evidenced in a candidate's previous experiences.  The teacher must enjoy partnerships and communication with families and be able to work collaboratively with co-teachers and a team of assistants.  Candidates should have a minimum three to five years as a lead teacher and experience with education that is inspired by Montessori and/or Reggio Emilia Fundamental to their teaching practice, the teacher will understand how diversity and inclusion enrich children's learning and lives.  Experience teaching in an independent school is preferred. Please submit a cover letter, which would communicate a philosophy of education young children, resume and three references. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply please visit: http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter  & select ‘Show All Job Openings’. 

Lower School Science Teacher - Grades 2-5: Westtown School is seeking a science teacher, for second to fifth grades, to begin August, 2017. Westtown’s 600-acre campus provides a unique lab where children develop their scientific literacy skills. Attention to the scientific issues children will face as adults and developing the life-long habits of environmental sustainability are key components of the Lower School science program.  The successful candidate will have a history of igniting a love of science in children and be able to turn a knowledge of life science, physical science, earth and space sciences, engineering and technology into an inquiry-based curriculum. In addition, the candidate will have experience with a design thinking approach as well as experience using technology tools relevant to problem solving.  The teacher must be able to work in a self-directed way and collaborate joyfully with the Lower School faculty team.   Fundamental to their teaching practice, the teacher will understand how diversity and inclusion enrich children’s learning and lives.  The position involves both classroom teaching and supporting the Lower School Robotics programs.  Minimum three to five years teaching experience, an understanding of Friends education and a Masters are preferred. Please send a resume, a list of three references and a cover letter which describes your philosophy of education. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply please visit: http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter  & select ‘Show All Job Openings’. 

Tennis Coach
Westtown School is looking for a Boys Varsity Assistant Tennis Coach for the Spring season  beginning February 20, 2017. The candidate must be able to instruct the fundamental skills, strategy, and physical training necessary for individual and team success.Previous successful coaching and/or playing experience is ideal. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings

Part Time Assistant Coaches – Westtown Aquatic Program: Westtown Aquatic Program (WAP) is looking for 3 part-time coaches starting Sept. 2016. Position includes, and is not limited to; 10 and unders group,11-13 year old group and assist the head coach at the senior level. Westtown Aquatics is located on the grounds of Westtown School. Interested applicants should have prior USA-swimming coaching experience or college level swimming experience.  Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience.  Hours range depending on group placement. Please include – Resume, 3 references, and all current certifications. All inquiries about the positions and submitted resumes will remain confidential. Resumes will be taken until positions are filled. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Bus/Van Driver:  Westtown School has an immediate opening for a PT, less than 20 hours per week, bus/van driver.  The bus/van driver transports passengers to and from the school on scheduled routes and/or to and from special excursions, ensuring the safety of passengers during transport, loading and unloading from vehicle.  For bus driving, current CDL with air brakes restriction removed and Passenger and School Bus endorsements required. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Substitute Teachers and US Tutors
:  Westtown School is seeking short and long term substitute teachers, PK-12, and Upper School tutors for the 2015-2016 school year.  All subject areas are welcome.  Must have appropriate clearances. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

School EMT/Security Officer:  Westtown School has openings for part-time, EMT/security officers.  Shifts to be covered are weekends (2pm-10pm) with occasional variations as needed by the department.  EMT, and CPR/AED certifications are required.  Driver's license and reliable transportation required.  Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

Catering Personnel: Westtown School is seeking several On-Call Catering Personnel to prepare and service special events on  campus.  The catering personnel will be responsible executing catering that is consistent with school programming. Strong communication skills are essential as well as maintaining professionalism with all students and parents.  One of the main events this Spring will be the  ”Kick up Your Heels” auction on Saturday, March 4, 2017. We are looking for servers for the event. Qualified, interested candidates who wish to apply should visit http://tiny.cc/westtown_careercenter and select Show All Job Openings.

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