An academically rigorous independent high school on Boston University’s campus, Boston University Academy (BUA) offers students who love learning both a traditional, caring independent school experience and access to a broad range of Boston University courses. BUA seeks an entrepreneurial full-time Director of Institutional Advancement who is excited to grow the program with a dynamic BUA advancement and leadership team, while leveraging the advancement resources of a major research university. The Director will report to the Head of School and serve two two primary functions: leading and implementing BUA’s fundraising operations, which include annual, capital, endowment, planned giving, and stewardship, and strategic oversight of Institutional Advancement efforts—fundraising, constituent relations, and marketing and communications. The Director of Institutional Advancement will oversee the preparation and planning for, and ultimately the execution of, BUA’s first-ever comprehensive campaign in the near future. Candidates must bring an entrepreneurial outlook, possess strong strategic and tactical project management skills, and should have at least seven years of relevant development experience.
The opportunity is targeted for a start date of July 2020, though there is the possibility of an earlier start date depending on the availability of the candidate of choice selected following a comprehensive national search. For a complete search description on the duties, responsibilities, work experiences, skill sets, and academic credentials required please visit: https://deerfieldassociates.com/boston-university-academy/
Boston University Academy’s 202 students are curious, capable, and kind. Students come from 55 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area. 57% of students identify as students of color. Standardized test scores place BUA’s students at the top of the competitive set, with median SAT scores typically topping 1420. 31% of students are on financial aid -- a reflection of BUA’s commitment to equity and access. The entrepreneurial BUA advancement team collaborates closely with BU’s Development and Alumni Relations office, leveraging those resources for research, event planning, planned giving, and stewardship. In 2018, BUA celebrated its 25th anniversary year, which culminated in a gala celebration with 350 attendees including alumni, current and former parents, faculty, staff, and friends.
BUA’s Mission: In our caring high-school community, students who love learning are challenged to think critically and read deeply, and to explore adventurously the wider world of learning at Boston University. For more information please visit www.buacademy.org
About Boston University Academy
Founded in 1993, Boston University Academy (BUA) is an academically rigorous independent day school located on the Boston University campus. BUA is the only high school in New England that is part of a major research university, offering a distinctive curriculum to students in grades nine through twelve. BUA provides students with an unparalleled college preparatory program that combines liberal arts coursework with classes at Boston University. At BUA, students’ zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable. Small class sizes and close relationships with faculty allow students to pursue their passions and nurture their talents. In eleventh and twelfth grade, students regularly complete up to 12 courses (equivalent to approximately 48 college credits) from the University’s undergraduate curriculum. BUA students in good academic and disciplinary standing gain automatic admission to Boston University. The school’s 202 students come from 55 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area.
BUA’s Mission: In our caring high-school community, students who love learning are challenged to think critically and read deeply, and to explore adventurously the wider world of learning at Boston University.