Director of Advancement

Dana Hall School

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Dana Hall is an independent boarding and day school for girls grades five-12 (boarding begins in grade nine). Since its founding in 1881, Dana Hall has been a school that pushes boundaries and blazes trails to expand the education of women. Every day at Dana Hall, one of the premier girls’ college preparatory schools in the country, presents opportunities for girls to learn, lead and succeed.

Dana Hall School is committed to fostering excellence in academics, the arts and athletics within a vibrant, caring community. With emphasis on integrity, leadership, diversity and service as well as on respect for self and others, Dana Hall provides its students with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as women and citizens of the world.

Each year, the generosity of parents, alumnae and friends allows Dana Hall to create wonderful opportunities for students. Gifts to the Dana Fund and to the School’s endowment support the people and programs that form Dana Hall’s unique community, one that encourages each Dana student to realize her potential.

The Opportunity

The Director of Advancement will prepare Dana Hall for a historic and comprehensive fundraising campaign and will build a robust and thriving major and planned giving program from a strong foundation of philanthropic support. The ideal candidate is a highly knowledgeable and experienced fundraiser and manager with a demonstrated passion for independent education. The Director will be an enthusiastic, outgoing ambassador for advancement and its essential role in the life of a school and will bring strong campaign and major gifts experience and demonstrated success in partnering closely with the Head of School, School trustees, faculty and administrative colleagues, and advancement staff. A commitment to all-girls education is highly preferable.