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Education: Higher Education

Chief Advancement Officer

The Winsor School
Boston, Massachusetts

The Winsor School, an independent day school in Boston for girls grades 5 through 12, serves over 450 academically promising and motivated girls. Located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood medical and academic area, the School’s impressive urban campus connects girls with the rich artistic, scientific and cultural offerings of one of the country’s most robust cities. Students represent diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and hail from more than 50 different communities in and around the Boston area, with 25% residing in the city of Boston.

Winsor is a place where intelligence and learning are respected and girls are challenged to realize their full potential by being active participants in their own education. The School’s long and rich record of academic achievement sets it among the most impressive independent schools in the country. Of the 64 girls who graduated in 2014, 10 were National Merit Semifinalists and 26 received National Merit Letters of Commendation. Colleges with the most Winsor matriculations since 2011 include Harvard, Yale, MIT, Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Winsor School recently completed The Winsor Promise with $82.2 million in campaign gifts and pledges surpassing its goal and all expectations. More than 3,000 Winsor donors stepped up to contribute.

The Opportunity

The Chief Advancement Officer reports to the Head of School and works closely with the Board of Trustees with direct oversight of all advancement activities and serves as a member of the senior administrative team. With seven direct reports, the CAO manages the full range of advancement activities handled by a department of 15 staff members. The ideal candidate has a deep commitment to an independent school education, a keen understanding of Winsor’s mission and goals and the ability to articulate its uniqueness and relevance. A minimum of 15 years of professional advancement experience in a college, independent school or other mission-driven nonprofit institution is required.

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