The Lab School of Washington is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including ability and learning differences, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of today’s global world in our educational programs, admission policies, financial aid program, hiring, and school-administered programs.
The Lab School values its progressive philosophy of education that for 50 years has guided project based learning for students with average and above intellectual abilities whose minds need to be nourished while they take the extra time they need to acquire proficient reading and writing skills. Through exposure to the arts, immersion in historical time periods, and engagement in hands-on science labs, Lab students discover the joy of learning and have practice in problem solving at an early age. Diversity is celebrated and cultural competency is a primary goal.
Our strong sense of a community with a common purpose is fundamental to our daily success with our students. Strengthened by their passion and faith in the school’s mission, our administrators are instrumental in building a community of professionals that are well prepared to take on the challenges of delivering a life changing education. Our administrators are encouraged to engage in professional development in leadership, innovation, and instruction. In turn, our teachers thrive in an environment that is fueled by optimism and professional support. Working alongside their leaders, they are encouraged to develop inspired curricula and effective methodologies. Their efforts are supported by professional development in a wide range of topics including reading, arts, learning differences, health and wellness, mindfulness, inclusivity and equity, and Responsive Classroom to name a few.
The Office of Institutional Advancement seeks an individual to join a team of 7 in a dynamic office of fundraising and communication. The Director of the Annual Fund will work closely with other advancement colleagues to cultivate, solicit and steward Annual Fund donors. Individual will report to the Director of Institutional Advancement.
In conjunction with the Director of Institutional Advancement, this person will create an Annual Fund plan, including the case for support, schedule, segmentation strategy and roles for volunteers to ensure the continued growth and increasing participation from all constituent groups. The Director of the Annual Fund will manage all aspects of the annual giving program, including personal solicitations, as well as telephone, electronic and mailed appeals.
This team member should appreciate The Lab School of Washington’s mission, enjoy multi-tasking and collaboration, have a sense of humor and the ability, experience, demeanor and talent to successfully work with colleagues, parents, Trustees, parents of alumni, alumni, and other members of The Lab School community. S/he will develop all Annual Fund communications and messages consistent with the School’s mission and strategic goals.
Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years+ experience in fundraising, preferably annual giving.
Preference to fundraising for an independent school.
Excellence in both written and verbal communication skills.
Strong volunteer management experience and ability.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Initiative and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
Appreciation of The Lab School’s mission.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge.
Willingness to support the Advancement Office with participation in some weekend, early morning and evening events.
Discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Creativity and flexibility.
This position offers competitive salary and benefits. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter along with an application for employment (found on the school’s website) by February 1, 2018 to Marty Cathcart, Director of Institutional Advancement, at email@example.com. EOE
For 45 years, The Lab School of Washington has been providing an exceptional, college-preparatory academic experience for bright students (grades 1-12) with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences.
The Lab School of Washington is an innovative learning community fostering scholarship and creativity in students with different learning styles. In an environment of inquiry and hands-on ex...ploration, Lab School students learn to advocate for themselves as they become engaged and compassionate members of a global society. The goals of the institution are to:
...provide a rigorous, best in class, college-preparatory education;
...prepare students for a lifetime of learning;
...provide intensive remediation and teach useful learning strategies;
...use visual and performing arts to facilitate the education process;
...bring multi-sensory and experiential learning methods into the classroom;
support and educate parents;
...pioneer research and design new methodologies to remain on the cutting edge of the field;
...incorporate the latest technology into all Lab School programs;
...provide a challenging yet collaborative environment for staff and invest in professional development;
...disseminate the results of our programs to public and private schools that serve students who learn in both traditional and non-traditional ways.