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Director of Major Gifts & Centennial Program

Location: New York city

Department: Institutional Advancement

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Director of Major Gifts & Centennial Program

The Nightingale Bamford School

The Nightingale-Bamford School seeks an experienced fundraising professional to run its major gifts program and to serve as the coordinator of the upcoming Centennial Celebration. This position reports directly to the Director of Institutional Advancement and works closely with all constituents of the school; trustees, head of school, volunteers, alumnae, parents of alumnae, grandparents, and faculty. The ability to build relationships, manage a portfolio of major donors and making six- to seven-figure solicitations is required. The school is embarking on a number of important initiatives that require this position to be a transitional one after which the role will be primarily major gifts. This position is an evolutionary one; initially serving as the manager of the Centennial program, then working closely on the feasibility study, and eventually working full time with major gifts prospects for the School. This position will play a key role and assist in developing the goals and plans for the Centennial and all programming leading up to the celebration during the academic year 2019-2020. The responsibilities and opportunities will include outreach to both internal and external constituents as well as administrative functions, volunteer support and coordination of Centennial programs and activities.

Founded by two bold, visionary entrepreneurs in 1920–the same year that women won the right to vote­–The Nightingale-Bamford School gives girls from diverse backgrounds a rigorous college preparatory education. The school is widely recognized as one of the top girls’ schools in the country. There are currently 604 students enrolled in the school (Lower School 225; Middle School 195 and Upper School 213). Average class size is 12, student to faculty ratio: 6:1 and $4.2 million of aid was awarded this past year. The school is located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood, near many museums and Central Park. Eighty full-time faculty members teach in the technologically advanced school house. Nearly all graduates attend four-year, “highly selective” colleges and universities. http://www.nightingale.org

The annual operating budget for the school is $29.1 million. The school’s endowment is currently valued at $63.5 million. In 2016/17, Nightingale received $6.8 million in gifts, including $3.0 million in annual giving. There are 2,300 living alumnae. The Director of Major Gifts and Centennial Program opportunity is available immediately upon the identification of the right person. 

For a complete search description of the duties, responsibilities, work experiences and academic credentials required please visit https://deerfieldassociates.com/the-nightingale-bamford-school-major-gifts  The Nightingale-Bamford School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including, a retirement plan, paid vacations, and medical insurance. The Nightingale-Bamford School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis please send resume and letter of interest to: Doug Cooney, Executive Search Consultant, DEERFIELD ASSOCIATES Executive Search, Inc. 572 Washington Street, Suite 15, Wellesley, MA  02482   Telephone: 781-237-2800.  Email: jobs@deerfieldassociates.com

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