Assistant Director of Development

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys in the search for an Assistant Director of Development.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development will serve as one of Bishop John T. Walker School’s primary front-line fundraisers. The successful candidate will cultivate long-term philanthropic relationships with donor constituents and secure their leadership support primarily for the school’s annual operating fund. As a member of a five-person development team, the Assistant Director of Development will participate in and assist with the school’s overall development, constituent relations, and communications efforts.

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys is a tuition-free Episcopal school for children from traditionally underserved communities. The school nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, social-emotional, artistic, and physical development of its students in a Christian community of learners that welcomes boys of all faiths and beliefs. Working in close partnership with students and families, the school strives to create an environment where each boy is challenged to reach his full academic potential and receives the structured support necessary to develop his unique gifts. The Bishop Walker School seeks to foster a love of learning, intellectual curiosity, spiritual foundation, and moral character that each boy will need as a student and as a citizen. The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys strives to alter the educational and social trajectory of children from traditionally underserved communities and prepare them for leadership and service in their communities and well beyond.

At the Bishop Walker School, a learning environment has been created in which every child is safe, nurtured, and known. Its program stress the development of the whole child. It is able to do so through small class sizes and active, and hands-on learning opportunities. Support services ensure that boys from underserved neighborhoods are able and ready to learn when they come for class. Programs include three meals a day to provide the nutritional basis necessary for brain and intellectual development. Morning and aftercare ensure students have a safe and enriching environment while their parents work. Health, vision, and dental screenings remove physical barriers to academic achievement. Summer learning opportunities stave off summer learning loss. All of these program supports also contribute to the stability of students’ families.

Social and moral education is just as important as intellectual education at BWS. As an Episcopal school, it embraces the faith and the varied faith traditions of its students. It also spends a great deal of time talking to students about what it means to be a gentleman. A Bishop Walker School gentleman embodies the character traits of caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. Through community worship, character education, and community service, students’ self-awareness, spirituality, and connection to others are deepened.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is three to five years in development/fundraising and/or significant relevant experience in education or business. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys.

To apply for this position, visit:
https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/605.