Burgundy Farm Country Day School is a progressive school on a 25-acre campus in Alexandria, Virginia, serving 285 children in junior kindergarten through 8th grade. Burgundy believes children learn best in an inclusive, creative and nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach to education cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility for self, for others, and for the natural world. For more, visit www.burgundyfarm.org.
The Director reports to the Head of School, is a member of the administrative team and serves as the staff liaison for the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees.
The Director of Advancement will be responsible for the leadership and coordination of all fundraising, major events, and communications. In addition to managing and supporting a staff of three to four, the Director will help coordinate volunteers, who are instrumental in both leadership and support of the school’s advancement efforts. Specifically, the Director of Advancement will:
Coordinate the strategic planning and implementation of all fundraising programs to support the institution
Lead and coordinate the Head of School and Board Development Committee’s advancement strategy and efforts
Develop and implement a plan to increase alumni and parental engagement with and support of the institution
Oversee a coordinated digital and print communications program, and supervise marketing and public relations programs to promote the school
Supervise planning and execution for major school community events such as the Annual Auction and Fall Fair
Develop, inspire and lead a professional and volunteer staff to carry out the activities of this office, and
Serve as staff liaison for the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, as well as parent and alumni groups.
Burgundy Farm’s next Director of Advancement will be an individual with a strong track record as a successful development professional and leader, ideally gained in an educational setting. They will be confident, warm, and approachable, enjoy building meaningful relationships and engaging actively in the life of the school. In addition to the attributes, experiences, and skills noted above, the next Director of Advancement will be an individual who:
Has demonstrated success as a frontline fundraiser
Possesses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to articulate and foster enthusiasm for initiatives
Has successful experience with capital campaigns and major gift cultivation and solicitation
Is excited to continue to educate the community about philanthropy and has a strong commitment to thoughtful stewardship
Is very goal-oriented, strategic, and creative
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills and is technologically savvy
Is an effective team leader with the ability to coach, inspire and motivate others
Is a person of integrity and authenticity who possesses a strong work ethic and sense of humor.
All inquiries will be treated confidentially, and candidate review will begin immediately. Please send a Resume and Letter of Interest to:
Jane Foote or Bill Lyons, Managing Partners
Burgundy actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, the school recruits, hires, promotes, and retains individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.