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The Town School offers faculty and staff competitive salaries and benefits, a collegial and supportive work environment, and significant support for professional development. We seek educators who view their work as a calling, who work hard and are dedicated to their students, and who expect to continue to grow as professionals. Our ideal staff members have a flexible, team-oriented approach and a clear understanding of how their work supports the school's mission.

Town Faculty and Staff benefits include (for full time employees)
  • Medical and dental coverage for employees; partial subsidy towards family medical coverage with choice of plan
  • Optional flex spending, 403b plans
  • Pension plan
  • TransitCheks, qualified parking, and computer loan program
  • Long and short term disability and life insurance, plus the option for supplemental insurance at group rates
  • Additional benefits such as discounted health club membership, discounted Verizon personal wireless service for employees, and complimentary lunch
To apply

Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Douglas Brophy, Head of School at

Resumes and inquiries are welcome at any time; our main hiring season takes place in early Spring for the following school year.

Employment Opportunities
Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni/ae Affairs

Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni/ae Affairs

Start Date: August 28, 2023

The Town School, a Nursery - 8th grade coeducational school in New York City, seeks a new Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni/ae Affairs. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement and working collaboratively with the entire advancement staff, the associate director’s primary responsibility is to grow support for Town’s $850K Annual Fund and the school’s fundraising campaign. The director will be responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of all Annual Giving and Alumni/ae programs.


Annual Giving

  • Plan, implement, and manage all aspects of an inspiring and compelling Annual Giving program including publications, appeals, donor recognition and stewardship.
  • Strategize with the Director of Institutional Advancement to integrate a successful Annual Giving program within the context of a capital campaign.
  • Recruit, train, lead, engage, and retain the Annual Giving cabinet and volunteer solicitors for peer to peer outreach. Communicate updates and next steps.
  • Research potential donors and collaborate on solicitation strategies.
  • Write appeals, stewardship letters, and other creative communications for engaging the Town community in Annual Giving 
  • Lead all AG mailings, analysis, donor maintenance. Monitor gift processing and prepare reports.
  • Participate in all fundraising activities and major campaigns, including planning, researching donors, soliciting, tracking campaign progress, recognition, and stewardship.
  • Strategize with Director of Institutional Advancement on inclusion strategies with the goal of maximizing parent connections to the school, participation in annual giving and advancement programs.
  • Identify, cultivate and strengthen relationships with potential donors.

Alumni/ae and Alumni/ae Parent Affairs

  • Research and profile the background of all alumni/ae and former faculty.
  • Expand and replenish alum class agents and past parents, and function as a liaison between them and all activities at school.
  • Plan, implement and attend receptions, reunions and other special events on campus or outside the school.
  • Write Alumni/ae facing communications in collaboration with Director of Communications
  • Network with ongoing schools and alumni/ae Town's preparation for high school for use in alumni/ae and all school publications.
  • Oversee archives and ensure the collection and preservation of photos and other important documents.
  • Gather alumni/ae notes and research, write and edit alumni/ae profiles and interviews for the annual Currents magazine.
  • Oversee the maintenance of alumni/ae information in database.
  • Work with the Director of Communications to formulate and implement a strategy to enhance alumni/ae connection to, and support of, Town. Post periodic social media updates.
  • Lead the alumni board and young alumni/ae board and support their fundraising and event initiatives.


  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Advancement and Head of School.
  • Attend NYC Annual Giving Directors’ meetings, and Alumni/ae Directors’ meetings throughout the school year.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development.
  • Connect all constituencies to the mission and educational vision of the school through communications, reunions, celebrations and other special events.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of three-five years of progressive experience in frontline fundraising and annual giving or related, preferably in an academic setting. 
  • Supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, and supportive of Town’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; demonstrated personal growth and accomplishment in this area preferred. 
  • Comfort with a range of technology, including Blackbaud’s The Raiser’s Edge (NXT).
  • Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, tact, discernment, superb writing, communication and organization skills, high energy and a good sense of humor.

Salary range: $85,000 - $100,000

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resumé, and the names/contact information of three professional references to Philip Bien, Director of Institutional Advancement through the following form:

Town is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The Town School is strongly committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion or religious practices, color, gender, including gender identity/expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, creed, citizenship status, military or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic predisposition, status as a domestic violence or stalking victim, caregiver status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable state, federal, or local laws.