Sidwell Friends School is a dynamic educational community grounded in Quaker traditions and focused on the joys of exploration and discovery. The School is the only pre-K to grade 12 Quaker school inside of Washington, D.C., and consists of a Lower School for grades pre-K through four on a five-acre campus in Bethesda and a Middle and Upper School campus in the heart of Washington, D.C. More than half of Sidwell’s 1,155 students identify as people of color, and the School is committed to encouraging diversity of thought across all grade levels.
The Assistant Head of School for Advancement will lead fundraising and alumni engagement efforts at Sidwell Friends School. With more than 50% students of color, a list of notable and accomplished alumni, a discerning and committed parent body, and highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff, Sidwell Friends is a dynamic, diverse, and demanding community that has embarked on the most ambitious capital and endowment campaign in the School’s history. Leading in the Light, the institution’s strategic plan, provides the architecture for this historic effort, setting forth priorities for the future: to unify two campuses on one site (beginning with the construction of a new upper school), provide unparalleled opportunities for teaching and learning, inspire ethical leadership, and build enduring financial strength.
In addition, the campaign will advance the School’s historic and widely recognized commitment to environmental stewardship, supporting a master plan to achieve carbon neutrality, contribute to local sustainability efforts, and build an environment that fosters wellness, supportive community relationships, and an unprecedented environment for learning.
The AHSA reports directly to the Head of School, leads a talented team of direct reports, and oversees all advancement functions. This individual must possess superior communications skills, resilience, and emotional intelligence, and have a demonstrated ability to inspire and mentor staff and volunteers to dream big and stretch far in support of Sidwell Friend’s mission and vision. The best-matched candidate will demonstrate maturity in the industry through proven campaign experience, strong leadership/management practice, and effective volunteer engagement at the highest levels, preferably in an academic environment and with a high degree of integrity.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a fast-paced and diverse environment, one that requires humility, adaptability, focus, and a genuine interest in understanding and embracing Quaker values and the culture of the School.
Please send Nominations or Cover Letter and Resume to: Faith Eutsay Senior Consultant Phone: 617-262-1102 Email: feutsay@LindauerGlobal.com
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.