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Hilltop Country Day School employs persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/handicap, atypical cellular or blood trait, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on the basis of any of these characteristics in the administration of its employment policies, personnel actions, or conditions of employment, except where such considerations are bona fide occupational qualifications permitted by law.

Candidates are encouraged to email a cover letter and resume to wsutton@hilltopcds.org.

Current Openings:

Director of School Advancement

Hilltop Country Day School seeks a full-time Director of Advancement to:

Create and sustain positive relationships between the school and its constituents, both internal and external, leading them to support Hilltop Country Day School as donors, volunteers, and advocates in fulfillment of our mission.

Oversee four major areas of school activity: fundraising, constituency relations (chiefly parents and alumni/ae families), volunteer management, and special events. The Director of School Advancement must effectively and smoothly integrate these functions with each other and with all other school activities.

Work closely with Hilltop’s consultant to design and manage a school-wide Strategic Planning process in anticipation of Hilltop’s 50th Anniversary. As well, work with the consultant and key trustees/stakeholders to develop a year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration plan to be implemented in 2017-2018.

Work with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees to determine the funding required to meet current and future institutional needs, providing direct support to the Head of School and the Board of Trustees in all fundraising initiatives.

Direct all fundraising programs to support school operations and growth, specifically the Annual Fund and an emerging 50th Anniversary Campaign. Oversee/manage other fundraising efforts and activities as needed.

Oversee a database management system to ensure timely and accurate documentation and reporting of philanthropic gifts, acknowledgement letters, volunteer/donor lists and the like. Design processes and procedures to allow easy access to and retrieval of constituent data by other staff and administrators.

Cultivate and steward current donors and prospects, creating a climate of future generous giving to Hilltop.

Build a program of ongoing cultivation of foundations, businesses/corporations and other local organizations, increasing awareness of Hilltop Country Day School and its programs, and create a philanthropic climate for additional support of the school.

Organize and inspire a strong sense of community and pride in the school on the part of parents, alumni/ae, faculty, staff and other constituent groups through donor recognition events and special celebrations.

In collaboration with the Director of Admissions and Marketing, manage Hilltop’s development and advancement publications so they support the school’s marketing efforts in Sparta and surrounding areas, as well as meeting the needs of various internal constituencies and informing them effectively about school initiatives including scheduling and organizing events.

Serve as the primary point of contact for the Hilltop Parents’ Association (HPA). Work with the Parents’ Association Chair to identify and recruit leadership, help coordinate volunteer events, and Parents’ Association sponsored events.
Key interfaces:

  • Reports to the Head of School
  • Works collaboratively with the Administrative Team: Head and Assistant Head of School; Director of Admissions and Marketing; and Business Manager
  • Serves as an active member of the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees


  • Three-to-four years successful non-profit/development experience
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Must possess exceptionally strong writing, speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills essential; familiarity with fundraising software a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Hilltop Country Day School, a co-ed PS-8 independent school, seeks substitute teachers for our Early Childhood Division (PS-K), our Lower School (Grades 1-4) and our Upper School (Grades 5-8).

A Bachelor’s Degree and some experience with children are required. We are seeking candidates with an enthusiasm for teaching children, a high-level of collaboration, and knowledge of independent schools.