Working at Pingry
The Pingry School seeks dynamic and intellectually engaging teachers to join a diverse academic community. While our hiring season tends to run from late January through early April, we are always excited to make connections with outstanding candidates. Teaching candidates should be committed to helping young people construct their understanding of the discipline in a student-centered classroom environment. We are searching for collaborative teachers with an eye for the teachable moment when moral and ethical questions arise in and out of the classroom. Subject area expertise and an excitement for sharing passions with young people are expected. A willingness to embrace additional duties typical of a “country day” philosophy such as advising students, coaching, or directing or supervising clubs and activities is also required. A Bachelor’s degree in the subject area is expected with a Master’s degree preferred. (Funding support for work towards a Master’s degree is available to faculty beginning in their second year at Pingry.) The school has a strong commitment to support on-going professional development, and an expectation that faculty members will actively seek professional growth opportunities.
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We invite applicants with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to reach out to Jon Leef, Assistant Headmaster of our Basking Ridge Campus (grades 6 through 12) at email@example.com, or Ted Corvino, Assistant Headmaster of our Short Hills Campus (K through 5) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Donor Relations [Posted: November 15, 2013]
The Pingry School’s Office of Alumni and Development is responsible for the outreach to the school’s internal and external constituencies. Through community outreach, relationship building and general awareness activities, the department motivates Pingry’s constituencies and the community at-large to financially support the school. By obtaining the financial resources required by The Pingry School to carry out its educational objectives, the department plays a vital role in contributing to the overall education and personal development of Pingry students and maintaining Pingry’s place as an outstanding educational institution.
The Director of Donor Relations is a full-time, twelve-month position reporting to the Director of Major and Planned Gifts. The role of the Donor Relations program is to effectively provide donors with meaningful communications, acknowledgment, and engagement. This is carried out through a variety of standard practices and tailored recognition, all with the goal of informing the donor about the impact of their gifts. Pingry seeks a candidate who is familiar with best practices in stewardship and donor relations, has knowledge of prospect research industry standards, is savvy with use of the web, is “customer” service oriented, and has excellent communication skills.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Manage the stewardship of all donors to Pingry including the acknowledgement system and creating and implementing an outreach plan and calendar of correspondence, projects and programs for Pingry donors.
- Work with the office of communications and Director of Development Systems to implement development outreach materials, including the Annual Report, newsletters and other communications.
- Manage historical information, materials and all necessary information related to endowed funds and naming opportunities including scholarship, and student and faculty prize funds.
- Research and write reports for scholarship, student and faculty endowed funds.
- Solicit, through proposals, grants from foundations and report on grants received.
- Manage all donor-funded events and activities, including annual lecture series, dedications, recognition plaques, prize funds and faculty funds.
- Comprise, develop, and execute engagement and stewardship strategies/content on Development website.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Demonstration of excellent writing skills
- Experience with prospect research techniques and writing
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge software
- Ability to work effectively with a variety of constituents
- Attention to detail a must
- A minimum of three – five years experience in fundraising, donor relations, and marketing/communications required
- B.A. degree required
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, analytical and strategic thinking capabilities, well-refined organizational skills, initiative and creative energy
Mail or email cover letter and resume to Rob Schur, The Pingry School, 131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920, email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Director of Major and Planned Gifts [Posted: April 29, 2013]
Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Situated on two spacious campuses in Short Hills (grades K-5) and Basking Ridge (grades 6-12), New Jersey, the school enrolls approximately 1,000 students from over 100 communities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Pingry students participate in a rigorous academic program, complemented by extensive co-curricular opportunities.
The Pingry School’s Office of Alumni and Development is responsible for the outreach to the School’s internal and external constituencies while embarking on a multi-year, $65MM Campaign. Through community outreach, relationship building and general awareness activities, the department motivates Pingry’s constituencies and the community at-large to financially support the school. By obtaining the financial resources required by The Pingry School to carry out its educational objectives, the department plays a vital role in contributing to the overall education and personal development of Pingry students and maintaining Pingry’s position as an outstanding educational institution.
Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Major and Planned Gifts will successfully identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors with the potential to make outright gifts ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million and/or deferred major gifts. The Director will manage the School’s gift planning program by proposing, structuring and closing outright and deferred gifts of assets. The Director will function as a leader on the development team and will work regularly with the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Senior Management team, and the Board to coordinate Campaign and major and planned gift initiatives, and proposals.
- Plan and implement strategies developed to successfully position The Pingry School for successful public launch of Campaign, meet the School’s overall major and planned giving goals and objectives.
- Serve in a management capacity, supervising two major gifts officers, overseeing major gift research and prospect assignments, managing donor files and the gift stewardship process in coordination with Donor Relations, and, may include endowment reporting and events.
- Assist the Director and Associate Director of Institutional Advancement with the implementation of the major and planned gift portion of a campaign.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors and donor prospects, who are capable of making gifts between $50,000 and $1 million+, for planned and/or major gifts.
- Meet regularly with staff to review prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies; monitor officers’ progress toward goals and ensure that follow-up activities (proposals, contacts, and other tasks) are completed in a timely and effective way.
- Staff the Headmaster, Director of Institutional Advancement, Board members, and fundraising volunteers on selected donor initiatives and solicitations. Accompany them as appropriate on important calls. Develop briefing materials to support their productivity in development work.
- In partnership with the Director of Institutional Advancement, prepare and monitor annual operating plans, donor strategies, and goal projections that culminate in the successful achievement of fundraising goals.
- Form productive partnerships with faculty, staff, trustees, and volunteers that demonstrably lead to satisfying, useful gifts.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Advancement.
- Commitment to embracing the mission of The Pingry School.
- Clear understanding and deep appreciation of the mission, values, organization and traditions of an independent school.
- Five (5) or more years of experience in managing, planning and implementing major gift programs.
- Success in all areas of institutional development, including but not limited to: annual giving, major gift solicitation and planned giving.
- Experience managing a major gifts staff and ability to create a team-centered approach with the staff, volunteers and the larger school community.
- Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational and financial goals.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to work quickly and effectively with trustees, faculty, administration, staff and volunteers.
- Demonstrated ability to work well with both internal and external constituencies and to meet with constituents and friends of The Pingry School, effectively representing the School.
- Superior organizational, oral and written communications skills.
- Strong work ethic, evidence of good judgment, attention to details, and personal integrity.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Willingness and ability to travel regularly.
- Ability to manage a defined portfolio of major and planned gift prospects to closure.
- Broad capital campaign exposure.
The Pingry School is being assisted by the retained executive search firm of Brown Schroeder & Associates. Qualified candidates should direct their resume and salary history to Liz Homsy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part-Time Athletics Coaches
- Varsity Girls' Basketball Assistant Coach
- Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Assistant Coach
- Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Assistant Coach
Contact Gerry Vanasse, Director of Athletics, at 908-647-5555 ext. 1357, email email@example.com.
The Pingry School offers a comprehensive program of benefits to all full-time employees:
- Medical and Prescription PPO plan
- Employer paid and supplemental life insurance and long term care coverage
- Matching TIAA-CREF 403(b) retirement and supplemental plan
- Tuition remission and professional growth opportunities