Director of Advancement - Fisher Leadership
Permanent
Sydney
Close Date: 26/07/2024
REF: QSGdoa0624
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All Permanent Opportunities

Director of Advancement

Permanent
Sydney
Close Date: 26/07/2024
REF: QSGdoa0624
Apply now All Permanent Opportunities
  • Key leadership position
  • Strategic leader who can translate vision into actionable plans and outcomes
  • Focus on enhancing the School’s profile and influence

 

The Position

Queenwood seeks to appoint a visionary and dynamic leader to the position of Director of Advancement. As a member of the Executive team and reporting directly to the Principal, the Director of Advancement will provide strategic direction and operational oversight to enhance Queenwood’s profile and influence within the community.

This pivotal role entails comprehensive leadership and management responsibilities across community relations, communications, marketing, enrolments, alumnae, signature events, and archives.

The successful candidate will develop and lead a team responsible for identifying and driving enrolments to meet budget requirements, as well as lead the marketing and communications team. The Director will also work collaboratively with the fundraising team. During 2025, Queenwood will celebrate their centenary with a series of key events planned throughout the year, including the development of a new brand strategy and celebration of the School’s history.

Regarded as an excellent people manager and leader, the ideal candidate will exhibit a strong background in managing comprehensive community engagement programs gained in an education, health, or not-for-profit environment. With demonstrated financial management skills, including the ability to manage large budgets, the appointee will be a creative and critical thinker capable of driving an agenda of innovation. Exceptional communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills are essential, ensuring the Director maintains a strong and visible presence within the School and is recognised as a credible source of information and a prominent member of the School community.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong professional network, experience in complex stakeholder environments and the ability to influence change. Key to success in this position will be the development of authentic and collaborative relationships to build and enhance the public profile of the School.

The Organisation

Queenwood was established as an independent, non-denominational Christian school in 1925. Its founders were women who were dedicated to the education of girls and young women, and equipping them for effective, purposeful, and fulfilling lives. The School’s motto, Per Aspera ad Astra (Through Struggles to the Stars), encapsulates our conviction that which is worthwhile is only achieved through courage, hard work, and patience.

Today the School offers a strong academic curriculum Kindergarten – 12, within a broad and balanced program of co-curricular activities. With approximately 900 students from Kindergarten – Year 12, it provides a broad range of subjects and programs in a personalised environment, where each girl is individually known. Queenwood students consistently achieve highly in public examinations, and in a wide variety of co-curricular activities.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and the Higher School Certificate are offered as parallel pathways in Years 11 and 12. The IB credential embodies a particular educational philosophy and is widely recognised internationally. Queenwood students have historically performed exceptionally well, and girls are entirely free to choose the pathway which suits their interests and ambitions.

For more information on the school visit: www.queenwood.nsw.edu.au

Applications close: 26 July 2024

To apply: please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference QSGdoa0624, addressing your cover letter and resume to Liam King or Kirsti Hitz-Morton of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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