It is rare for schools to create entirely new professional positions (jobs) and it is much rarer for Proctor to create a senior-level administrative position. Today we advertise the new position of Director of Advancement!
Creating this position is a bold move by the Board of Trustees. Enrollment is very strong; annual giving is the strongest ever seen at this date, and the capital campaign is doing everything I documented in my previous post.
From this position of strength, the Board envisions the opportunity to coordinate all communications and marketing under a single umbrella with an experienced fund raiser who can complement Keith Barrett, who will assume the position of Major Gifts Officer, following a hugely successful career as Director of Development, a position that will no longer exist by that name.
The person who lands this job will be fortunate to join an intensely community-based school, a school that has lots of momentum.
Yet Proctor is a curious community for a professional to join from outside. We have a uniquely horizontal social structure that extends from the student population through the faculty and administration. A traditionalist who thinks of top-down management might be surprised by the team concept that has distinguished this community over 42 years.
By the time finalists complete visit/interviews, they will know that everyone is facing in the same direction here. It's all about student success.
We are very excited by the prospect of a new position filled by someone who will continue to propel this school toward a prosperous future. Anyone with interest in exploring candidacy for this position should check out this job description and contact Debbie Andrews at email@example.com.
We're looking for a leader comfortable with a community distinguished by an egalitarian nature.
Veteran coach Chris Norris threw the first (ceremonial) pitch before the first softball game at our new field. Chris played an immense role in shaping the nature of Proctor over four decades.
Softball is undefeated, outscoring opponents 44-14 to date.
Garry George throws a ceremonial first pitch before the first baseball game at our new diamond at the southeast corner of Carr Field.
Reid Miller throws the first real pitch.
Jordan and Connor, ready for their matches.
Will with the backhand.
Will the Director of Advancement be a skate boarder? Anything is possible!
I believe that the final candidates will know us well.
I predict that--soon--Jake will opt for a razor over Dave plucking individual whiskers.
It's about values, like supporting Tyler Graf '12, who is battling leukemia.