Available Positions

Faculty

Religion Teacher

St. Andrew’s School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time religion and philosophy faculty position starting in August 2017. The ideal candidate will be prepared to teach courses in world religions and philosophy to students from a wide range of religious traditions and from none at all. A master’s degree in religious studies or a related field is preferred.

A typical teaching load consists of four sections of 12 to 15 students with two preps. Our sophomore year Religious Thought class is question-based, and draws responses from the major religious traditions of the world as well as non-religious philosophies. Teachers have the opportunity to design a senior elective in discussion with the department; recent electives have included Ethics, Religion and Gender, Asian Philosophy and Religion, and Service Learning. The position will also involve full participation in the extracurricular and student life programs of this residential community.

Please send resume and statement of interest to Dean of Faculty Will Speers at wspeers@standrews-de.org.

French Teacher

The Modern Languages Department of St. Andrew's School is looking for an experienced, dynamic, creative, optimistic and collaborative teacher of French. The candidate must exhibit a high level of language proficiency in all of the modalities of French—speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The teacher should have a profound understanding of the social, political, historical and economic realities of the regions and countries where French is spoken, as well as experience in using online resources and other technology to enhance teaching. The candidate should also show a lively interest in current pedagogy and scholarship.

Please send resume and statement of interest to Dean of Faculty Will Speers at wspeers@standrews-de.org.

Physics Teacher

St. Andrew’s School is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time faculty position in physics beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative partner who will bring previous teaching experience and believes strongly in the modeling instruction philosophy. St. Andrew’s is a 9th through 12th grade, all-residential, co-ed boarding school of 310 students and 70 faculty, with deep commitments to diversity in all its forms, and to financial aid.

A typical teaching load consists of three to four sections of 12-15 students with one to two preps. The opportunity exists to teach introductory, honors or second-year advanced physics courses. The ability to teach computer science, math, and/or chemistry in addition to physics is a plus. The position will also involve full participation in the extracurricular and student life programs of this residential community.

Please send resume and statement of interest to Dean of Math & Science Harvey Johnson at hjohnson@standrews-de.org.

Staff

Advancement Office Positions Available

St. Andrew's School seeks to build an advancement team that can fully support the highest aspirations of the School community. The Advancement team will be growing over the next two years to position the School to maximize the impact from philanthropy in the short, medium, and long term.

In support of this vision, the Advancement Office now seeks to identify candidates for the Director of the Saints Fund and the Stewardship & Donor Relations Manager positions.

All interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Barb Wilson at hr+adv@standrews-de.org.

Director of the Saints Fund

Department: Advancement
Reports to: Director of Advancement
FSLA Status: Exempt (salaried)
Status: Full-time year round staff position
Updated: October 20, 2016


Purpose/Scope: The director of the Saints Fund is responsible for the leadership, management, execution and growth of the School’s $2.3 million annual giving program, including direct mail, phone, and electronic solicitations and communications, annual giving events, alumni and parent volunteers, and the School’s leadership giving society. The director ensures that the School is achieving its goals for annual giving dollars raised, percentage of participation, consistency of giving, average gift size, and leadership giving for annual support. The director provides strategic direction and planning for all these areas in the context of growing the annual giving program while supporting the greater development and upcoming campaign goals of the School.

Essential Functions:

  • Determine overall annual giving goals for dollars and participation and the component goals for trustees, alumni (3,604 solicitable alumni), parents (270 solicitable parents), alumni parents (1,285 solicitable past parents), and friends (grandparents, faculty, staff, etc.) and build strategic and tactical plans for achieving these goals.
  • Direct, manage and develop a team that includes a director of parent programs, Saints Fund senior associate, and Saints Fund associate in support of annual giving goals and programs.
  • Focus on effective communication and solicitation activities within specific market segments identified as having potential for the greatest growth.
  • Oversee and develop all annual giving and volunteer programs, including the 1929 Leadership Society, class agent program, parent volunteer program, and senior gift programs in coordination with operations staff in the areas of data entry, report writing and generation, gift processing, donor relations and stewardship, and the School’s constituent relations software.
  • Formulate and execute a communications program supporting annual giving in partnership with the School’s Communications Office.
  • Work effectively with the School’s leadership gifts program to gain strong participation in annual giving and build strategies for moving donors to higher giving levels.
  • Coordinate annual giving with reunion campaigns in a sophisticated and effective fashion.
  • Develop solicitation strategies for approximately 20 classes of alumni, including responsibility for coordinating the fundraising efforts of four reunion classes.
  • Manage a prospect pool, including a range of reunion years, with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes. St. Andrew’s School of Delaware, Inc.
  • Demonstrates the flexibility in prioritizing and adapting to changing priorities, and maintains a consistent high level of performance.
  • Consults with supervisor when conflicts or disagreements arise and performs in a professional and supportive manner that leads to greater productivity within the department and organization.
  • Maintains a regular, dependable attendance (be at work regularly, on time, with occasional absences that are reasonably predictable).
  • Maintains a high regard for personal safety and for the safety of school students, employees and assets.

Job Qualifications:

  • Strong appreciation for the values of St. Andrew’s School and its key strategic initiatives along with the ability to effectively communicate them for a diverse audience.
  • Bachelor’s degree and seven years of progressive fundraising experience with a track record of achievement leading an annual fund program or components of one.
  • Proven success managing a portfolio of prospects and cultivating, soliciting and closing mid-five-figure gifts.
  • Supervisory experience demonstrating the ability to lead staff, set mutually established goals and manage performance.
  • Ability to create and manage annual fundraising plans with goals, objectives, identified deliverables and timelines.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with the ability to use data to recognize opportunities, identify critical, high yield activities and prioritize them to attain goals.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of various software applications, including spreadsheet, word processing, CRM database, and presentation software.
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills as well as ability to work with and motivate other development professionals and volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment. Willingness and ability to travel and to work nights and weekends, as required.
  • Must be capable of working with sensitive information with complete confidentiality.

Working Conditions:

  • Mostly sedentary work on a computer performed primarily in an office setting (prolonged periods of sitting).
  • Intermittent physical activity including standing, kneeling, walking, bending, reaching and lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Environment subject to frequent interruptions; varying and unpredictable situations; some pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.
  • Working in air-conditioned office most of the time; some amount of natural light.

This job description is intended to describe the basic, critical elements of the job and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.

Stewardship & Donor Relations Manager

Department: Advancement
Reports to: Director of Advancement
FSLA Status: Exempt (salaried)
Status: Full-time year round staff position
Updated: February 2017


Purpose/Scope: The stewardship and donor relations manager is responsible for designing, implementing and coordinating a school-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship system that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.

Essential Functions:

  • Partner with gift officers to determine the best strategies for effective stewardship of donors; maintain ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies; and advise on the facilitation of recognition events and coordinate various activities for donor societies.
  • Establish and manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current major donors to enhance their relationship with the School and increase the likelihood of continued contributions. Develop and assess policies and procedures across the Office and School that are essential for a comprehensive donor relations program.
  • Manage and execute the creation of annual endowment financial and impact reports, including the coordination of student letters and faculty reports to donors.
  • Design and implement a systematic and integrated donor relations program that encompasses donor recognition events, endowed position installations, and building naming dedications. Responsible for devising and using consistent, accurate, and appropriate information-sharing mechanisms for stewarding prospects and donors. Proactively supports the stewardship responsibilities of the development staff by assisting them in establishing and coordinating individualized stewardship plans for donors.
  • Work collaboratively with advancement staff to compose letters, compile appropriate invitation lists, engage featured program participants, create programs and provide program materials, prepare program scripts and participant remarks (as needed) and create and/or obtain donor awards and recognitions.
  • Recommend and facilitate on- and off-campus publicity of major gifts and donors with School publications. Advise on and facilitate the recognition of donors in both print and web-based publications.
  • Oversee, develop, and execute the Annual Report, oversees production of the donor roll, determine the report recipients, and facilitate the mailing.
  • Support the establishment of campaign giving and naming levels.
  • Monitor condition of and coordinate maintenance of existing named items and areas on campus.

Job Qualifications:

  • Strong appreciation for the values of St. Andrew’s School and its key strategic initiatives along with the ability to effectively communicate them for a diverse audience.
  • The knowledge and ability to create, execute and/or support, and oversee a comprehensive donor acknowledgement and recognition plan, including advising on complex and carefully orchestrated cultivation events and programs for the School’s major donors. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • The ability to generate creative solutions for stewarding donors in order to advance the School’s efforts to maintain and strengthen high-quality individual relationships with donors. This requires an ability think strategically about donor engagement. Excellent social skills with individuals are required.
  • Proven skills and ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities. It is necessary for the incumbent to possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Being detail oriented, well organized, focused and goal-oriented, with a high level of initiative and energy, is essential, as well as adept at problem solving and using judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required with a minimum of three to five years’ experience in development, stewardship, advancement services or related field.
  • Incumbent must have a high level of independence in accomplishing the responsibilities of the position.
  • Confidentiality and discretion are mandatory.
  • The ability to interact comfortably, tactfully, and effectively with varied internal and external constituencies is essential. Incumbent interacts on behalf of the School with donors from all of the School’s various constituencies. Must display a high level of maturity and personal integrity and ability to understand, develop, and sustain resilient and dynamic relationships with donors, colleagues, and the administration. Incumbent must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

Working Conditions:

  • Mostly sedentary work on a computer performed primarily in an office setting (prolonged periods of sitting).
  • Intermittent physical activity including standing, kneeling, walking, bending, reaching and lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Environment subject to frequent interruptions; varying and unpredictable situations; some pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.
  • Working in air conditioned office most of the time; some amount of natural light.

This job description is intended to describe the basic, critical elements of the job and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.

Health Center Positions Available

School Nurse — Part time

St. Andrew’s is seeking qualified Registered Nurses to work 12-hour shifts on the weekends during the academic year caring for secondary school students in a residential setting. Opportunities for as needed shifts may be available, if desired. Experience in adolescent medical care a plus.

Competitive wage and excellent working conditions. Incumbent subject to pre-employment physical examination including drug screen and background check. Please submit your resume and salary requirements to Barb Wilson, Human Resource Specialist, at hr@standrews-de.org.

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