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Assistant Director of Advancement

Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.

The Assistant Director of Advancement at Berwick Academy is responsible for creating and implementing a dynamic and successful alumni engagement program as well as managing advancement events. Berwick Academy has a unique and storied history that enjoys an extensive community of over 3,000 talented and interesting alumni. Berwick is in the beginning stages of a comprehensive capital campaign that will involve all members of the advancement team. The goal of the Assistant Director of Advancement is to identify and activate alumni to increase alumni networking, support, and stewardship of the school. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and engaging individual who enjoys building relationships across generations. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential and the position requires a person who is innovative, organized, team-oriented, and enjoys being challenged. The Assistant Director of Advancement reports to the Assistant Head of School for External Affairs and will join a high functioning team in the advancement office. Berwick welcomes all candidates and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability.


The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor's degree and will have at least three years of development and/or community building experience in an educational or non-profit organization as well as high proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google, Adobe suite, and social media platforms.


Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Build and maintain key strategic relationships with alumni locally and nationally to cultivate networking, engagement, and volunteerism

  • With input from key stakeholders, develop and implement a metric-driven strategic plan for alumni engagement

  • Develop and oversee the alumni communications plan and online engagement

  • Develop and implement strong data integrity in the alumni database Raiser’s Edge

  • Identify and visit alumni to engage, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward to build community and meet fundraising goals

  • Provide comprehensive support to The Berwick Fund as it relates to alumni participation

  • In collaboration with others, manage and execute advancement events, which may include homecoming, alumni receptions and gatherings, campaign events, new parent dinner, etc.

  • Serve as an enthusiastic, active member of the school community

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned 

How to Apply:

Please visit our website to apply (

Job Location:

South Berwick, Maine

Date Added: May 4, 2021

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