Chief Advancement Officer

Ransom Everglades School

Coconut Grove, Florida

Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Guided by the words of Paul C. Ransom, Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The School provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the students to lead and to contribute to society. With an average class size of 15, Ransom Everglades is proud to list National Hispanic Scholars and U.S. Presidential Scholars in its most recent graduating class.

The Opportunity

The incoming Chief Advancement Officer will elevate and lead a comprehensive advancement program, including major giving, annual giving, capital fundraising, planned giving, stewardship, alumni relations and events. S/He will partner with the Head of School to identify, cultivate and solicit major donors and to create a new strategic plan. A minimum of 15 years of professional advancement experience in an academic setting and a familiarity with and commitment to the mission of independent schools is essential to the success of this position.