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Milton Academy seeks a Chief Advancement Officer to lead all development and alumni relations efforts of Milton Academy, while embodying the school’s enduring motto, “Dare to be true.” The Chief Advancement Officer will partner with the Head of School and Leadership Team to ensure cohesive messaging of institutional strategic goals and objectives across stakeholders. Guided by Milton’s core values of self-confidence, shared exchange of ideas, and deep respect for diversity, the Chief Advancement Officer will provide leadership and clear feedback to a dedicated team of approximately 20 professionals, overseeing all aspects of fundraising, advancement services, alumni relations, and parent relations activities and events. The Chief Advancement Officer will manage capital campaigns, major gift activities, and work closely with the Board of Trustees, particularly the Financial Sustainability Committee, to enhance major gift fundraising strategies. The Chief Advancement Officer will define the strategic direction for annual giving and alumni relations programs, setting communications strategy, managing a portfolio of high-value prospects, expanding planned giving opportunities, and fostering relationships with all constituents through various programs and special events. By aligning development and alumni relations efforts with Milton’s culture and commitment to preparing students to meet high expectations, the Chief Advancement Officer will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Milton Academy.

Dynamic, complex, and buzzing with intellectual excitement, Milton Academy encourages its K-12 students to explore their passions, discover new interests, and take risks in a supportive, academically rigorous environment. “Dare to be true,” the independent school’s treasured motto, is alive on Milton’s vibrant campus—located just south of Boston—where diverse and talented students from across the U.S. and around the world are nurtured in the development of their identities and encouraged to be themselves. One of very few schools in the U.S. to offer a K-12 academic experience that includes a boarding and day program in its upper grades, Milton strives to engage students in ambitious preparation
for college and for life in an environment that stimulates intellectual and personal growth. Evolving and enduring, the school maintains the academic standards throughout its three divisions that
have earned Milton its national and global acclaim, while continually adapting teaching and
learning practices to ready students for the modern world. In the Lower School, students master the foundations of education and learn through creative learning and exploration. In the Middle School, they grow in independence and responsibility. In the Upper School, a vibrant mix of international and domestic students enrolled in highly selective boarding and day programs become young adults who learn with zeal and advocate for their communities. Milton students at all levels are met with age-appropriate challenges from teachers who take a holistic approach to their development. The school encourages students to approach problems and projects with curiosity and creativity.

“The new Chief Advancement Officer will play a critical role in realizing our ambitions, both through the strategic planning process, and the emergent capital campaign. The team and I are looking forward to welcoming a new colleague who shares our commitment to not only finding joy in the daily life of the school, but also to ensuring that Milton’s vibrant intellectual energy will continue to prepare students for an increasingly complex world well into the future.” — Dr. Alexandra H. Callen ’88, Head of School

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.