Director of Advancement

Administrator / Full-Time

The White Mountain School, Bethlehem, NH

The White Mountain School, an independent boarding and day high school nestled in a charming New England  setting within the White Mountain National Forest, seeks a creative, mission-driven Director of Advancement to  lead, strengthen, and deliver a best-practice fundraising program while laying the groundwork for a future capital  campaign. This is an exciting time to join the next generation of leaders who are advancing the school’s strategic  priorities and fostering a culture of inquiry and purposeful engagement that prepares and inspires students to lead  lives of curiosity, courage, and compassion.  

Known as a “transformational school” where students benefit from a 6:1 student to teacher ratio, White Mountain  is committed to the development of the whole student. Its diverse student population of up to 140 thrives in an  environment that encourages health and wellness, sparks student-driven inquiry through experiential learning, and  promotes equity, justice, and belonging. It also builds students’ deep connection to the natural world leading to  lifelong stewardship of the environment. Over the years, White Mountain has graduated national-caliber climbers,  snow sports enthusiasts, artists, and change agents. In addition to its academic, outdoor, and sports programming,  the school offers an array of arts and cultural programs, including ownership and operations of a full dance studio  with three annual performances.  

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Head of School and managing a three-person office, the Director of Advancement will bring vision  and a results orientation to a comprehensive development program that bolsters philanthropic support and  engagement across the school’s constituency groups. As a contributing member of White Mountain’s leadership  team, this individual will have an impactful role in shaping the school’s future, working closely with the Head and  Board of Trustees to design and define a fundraising strategy and plan that broadens the donor base and  strengthens the prospect pipeline thereby ensuring continual annual giving and fueling future capital and  endowment support. 


BA/BS degree and 8-10 years’ progressive fundraising experience with a track record of success developing and  advancing a fundraising program with measurable, reportable success; comprehensive knowledge of fund  development, particularly pipe-line building for transformative giving, earned in innovative and highly collaborative organizations; and a passion for and/or deep appreciation of White Mountain’s mission and  offerings. Ideal attributes: an aspirational, inspirational leader who is an authentic, collaborative, community oriented contributor who brings empathy and compassion to their work. White Mountain offers a competitive  benefits package that includes a housing option.

The White Mountain School

Bethlehem, NH
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender