The Lab School, founded in 1967, is seeking its next Chief Advancement Officer beginning July 1, 2023. Lab serves just under 400 students with language-based learning differences. A member of the senior leadership team, the Chief Advancement Officer will build and lead a team of advancement professionals while providing leadership in all of The Lab School's advancement efforts, including annual giving, planned giving, external relations, alumni and parent relations, and communications and marketing. The ideal candidate has a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, at least five years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility in institutional advancement, direct knowledge of institutional advancement in the nonprofit sector, a history of successful fundraising, particularly in the cultivation of major gifts, an ability to manage multiple, complex, financial and operational tasks and projects, an ability to build, manage, and nurture a talented and strong advancement team, and an approach characterized by integrity, collaboration, collegiality, deliberation, and good will.
The Lab School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
All faculty and staff employed by Lab must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or submit an official medical exemption.
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of The Lab School of Washington as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus. Preference will be given to candidates that apply by February 28, 2023. To apply for this position, visit: Chief Advancement Officer, The Lab School of Washington. To nominate a candidate, please contact Steven Wallace, email@example.com. All inquiries will be held in confidence.
The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other status protected by applicable law. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world.
For over 50 years, The Lab School has been providing an exceptional academic experience for students (grades 1-12) with learning differences. The first school of its type in the nation, The Lab School enjoys a worldwide reputation for transforming lives and guiding students on the path toward success.
The Lab School of Washington is an innovative learning community fostering scholarship and creativity in students with different learning styles. In an environment of inquiry and hands-on exploration, Lab School students learn to advocate for themselves as they become engaged and compassionate members of a global society. The goals of the institution are to:
provide a rigorous, best in class, college-preparatory education;
prepare students for a lifetime of learning;
provide intensive remediation and teach useful learning strategies;
use visual and performing arts to facilitate the education process;
bring multi-sensory and experiential learning methods into the classroom;
support and educate parents;
pioneer research and design new methodologies to remain on the cutting edge of the field;
incorporate the latest technology into all Lab School programs;
provide a challen...ging yet collaborative environment for staff and invest in professional development;
disseminate the results of our programs to public and private schools that serve students who learn in both traditional and non-traditional ways.