Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J., is seeking an experienced volunteer manager and aspiring fundraiser for the position of Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. The successful candidate will develop ways to increase and manage volunteer engagement throughout the year to result in stronger Reunion Weekend attendance and giving.
Founded in 1864, Peddie School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school of 535 students, grades 9 through post-graduate. It is primarily a boarding school, with 63 percent of students and 90 percent of the faculty living on campus. In addition to its engaged and accomplished student body, Peddie’s extraordinary resources include the highly professional, collaborative and dedicated faculty, an innovative and rigorous curriculum and an attractive, modern 280-acre campus located midway between New York City and Philadelphia.
Thanks to the generosity of Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg ’27 and other donors, Peddie now ranks among the most highly endowed independent schools in the nation. Its $356 million endowment enables the school to offer more than $10 million in financial assistance to 40 percent of the student body. This is an exciting time at Peddie.
Four strategic priorities were established in 2017, leading to the school’s largest campaign, an $80+ million comprehensive campaign currently in the leadership phase, the ONE Peddie Campaign is focused on doubling the annual fund and raising endowed funds for scholarship, faculty and programs, as well as capital funds for arts and athletics. The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations will be part of the team supporting Head of School, Peter Quinn and Assistant Head for Development Karyn Vella in leading this campaign.
An essential part of our strong alumni relations team, this is an expansion position for our alumni relations team and offers excellent potential for growth opportunities. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience motivating volunteers, inspiring engagement, and requesting support. The Assistant Director will also work closely with an enthusiastic team of talented, experienced and happy colleagues. Primary duties include:
Volunteer Engagement and Management (65%)
Brian Davidson, Director of Alumni Relations
The Peddie School
201 S. Main Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
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