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Asheville School is a place that combines tradition with vision, and working here is like no other experience. Faculty and staff members are an integral part of our thriving community, with most Asheville School employees living on campus alongside colleagues and students.

Faculty Information

Faculty members at Asheville School serve a purpose that is better described as a “calling” than as a “job.” They hold many roles and responsibilities beyond those of classroom teaching.

Most Asheville School faculty members live on campus and have responsibilities in our residential life program, either by working as a hall parent or serving dorm and study hall duties throughout the week. They also coach a sport or lead non-athletic afternoon activities.

Faculty members who thrive at Asheville School are passionate about their class subject, afternoon activities, and the growth and development of the adolescents under their care.

Asheville School teachers typically teach three to four sections of their class subject, coach or lead two seasons of a sport or afternoon activity during the school year, serve as advisors to a small group of students to monitor their progress and help them succeed, participate in our service program by leading community service projects on and off campus, are required to be present for school events and family-style seated meals for weekday lunches and Thursday dinners, sponsor and chaperone weekend activities, and take on weekly dorm or study hall duties.

It is a busy and rewarding schedule. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and benefits package, many faculty members live in housing on campus at no cost. Asheville School also offers tuition support for advanced degrees and supports professional development opportunities for faculty members throughout the year.

Staff Information

Faculty members at Asheville School serve a purpose that is better described as a “calling” than as a “job.” They hold many roles and responsibilities beyond those of classroom teaching.

Most Asheville School faculty members live on campus and have responsibilities in our residential life program, either by working as a hall parent or serving dorm and study hall duties throughout the week. They also coach a sport or lead non-athletic afternoon activities.

Faculty members who thrive at Asheville School are passionate about their class subject, afternoon activities, and the growth and development of the adolescents under their care.

Asheville School teachers typically teach three to four sections of their class subject, coach or lead two seasons of a sport.

Current Openings

Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina, welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Annual Fund Director. Embracing the school’s mission and reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, this key leadership role within Asheville’s growing Philanthropy team will be a strategic collaborator with experience managing a successful annual giving program.

Founded in 1900, Asheville School is an intentionally small, private, coeducational, boarding and day school in the Blue Ridge Mountains that currently supports 299 students in grades nine through twelve. Its rigorous academic curriculum is complimented by robust residential, athletic, artistic, outdoor, and extra-curricular offerings.

Incredible natural beauty defines the Asheville School’s campus. Its three hundred acres contain rolling hills, forests, wetlands, playing fields, trails, and the campus proper. Asheville is a top tourist spot; as a small metropolis, the city gets high marks for its lively arts and cultural scene, restaurants and breweries, golf courses, rivers, and its breathtaking views. A city also committed to sustainability and green energy efforts, Asheville has promoted efforts that address carbon footprint reduction and has been recognized as a “Green Dining Destination.” Asheville is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream location.

Position Description

The Annual Fund Director manages Asheville School’s efforts to raise annual support from alumni, parents, and friends to meet the school’s philanthropic needs. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Annual Fund Director is responsible for growth and donor retention for Asheville’s Blues Fund, creating and managing all aspects of the Blues Fund annual giving strategy through multichannel efforts such as direct mail, email campaigns, giving days, and off and on-campus engagement opportunities. The Blues Fund provides vital operating funds and ensures that Asheville School’s immediate and greatest needs are met including providing essential financial aid and scholarships, faculty salary support, professional development opportunities, and more.

Exhibiting the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct, candidates for the Annual Fund role will have a bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of fundraising experience.

The role is based in Asheville, NC, with the expectation for some travel and an on-campus presence when not traveling. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Asheville School offers a generous benefits package as well.

Because Philanthropy at Asheville is growing and anticipating significant opportunity for innovation amidst an ambitious, upcoming campaign, there is excitement about bringing on talented and enthusiastic team members to work in support of a strong and experienced Director of Philanthropy.

Application Process

Evaluation of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The ideal start date is Summer 2024. Interested candidates can apply using the following Talent Profile link: https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/20755

Inquiries and nominations may be sent in confidence to:

Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Managing Director
Erin Meissner, Senior Search Associate
Storbeck Search
[email protected]
[email protected]

Asheville School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.

Asheville School in Asheville, North Carolina, welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Director of Development and Principal Gifts. Embracing the school’s mission and reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, this key leadership role within Asheville’s growing Philanthropy team will be a strategic collaborator with experience in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.

Founded in 1900, Asheville School is an intentionally small, private, coeducational, boarding and day school in the Blue Ridge Mountains that currently supports 299 students in grades nine through twelve. Its rigorous academic curriculum is complimented by robust residential, athletic, artistic, outdoor, and extra-curricular offerings.

Incredible natural beauty defines the Asheville School’s campus. Its three hundred acres contain rolling hills, forests, wetlands, playing fields, trails, and the campus proper. Asheville is a top tourist spot; as a small metropolis, the city gets high marks for its lively arts and cultural scene, restaurants and breweries, golf courses, rivers, and its breathtaking views. A city also committed to sustainability and green energy efforts, Asheville has promoted efforts that address carbon footprint reduction and has been recognized as a “Green Dining Destination.” Asheville is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream location.

Capital Campaign

Asheville School is in the organizational phase for a capital campaign to invest in the program, places and people that create our transformative student experience.  It’s an exciting time to be on the team with the opportunity to be a part of this growth initiative and drive to elevate our giving programs.  With our 125th anniversary on the horizon, these positions will have ample opportunities for increased responsibility in readying operations to accommodate an increase in major gift activity. The campaign’s silent phase will commence in March 2024 with an anticipated public launch in 2027.

Position Description

The Director of Development and Principal Gifts will report to the Director of Philanthropy, department head, and manage a portfolio of approximately 50-75 potential and current Principal Gift ($250,000+) level donors to the school. They will be responsible for further developing a principal gift program, facilitating all phases of the gift cycle, including initiating contact, cultivating and moving potential donors to solicitation and closure, creating solicitations, writing proposals, and stewarding donors. They will support the Director of Philanthropy in identifying and implementing strategies for success in securing significant philanthropic support, and work collaboratively with key volunteers, school leadership and faculty, Philanthropy staff, and other school representatives to cultivate donors for institutional priorities.

The Director of Development and Principal Gifts will serve as an integral part of the department leadership team and support the department head in mentoring and providing leadership and coordinating gift officer(s) work to support key initiatives in advancing philanthropic support of the school’s strategic priorities.

Exhibiting the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct, successful candidates for the Director of Development and Principal Gifts role will have a bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of fundraising experience including closing six and seven-figure gifts.  The successful candidate should have proven experience with mentoring and leading high-performing team members.

The role is based in Asheville, NC, with the expectation for significant travel and on-campus presence when not traveling. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Asheville School offers a generous benefits package as well.

Because Philanthropy at Asheville is growing and anticipating significant opportunity for innovation amidst an ambitious, upcoming campaign, there is excitement about bringing on talented and enthusiastic team members to work in support of a strong and experienced Director of Philanthropy.

Application Process

Evaluation of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The ideal start date is Summer 2024. Interested candidates can apply using the following Talent Profile link: https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/20755.

Inquiries and nominations may be sent in confidence to:

Ruth Shoemaker Wood, Managing Director
Erin Meissner, Senior Search Associate
Storbeck Search
[email protected]
[email protected]

Asheville School does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.

Start Date: February 12
End Date: May 15

This position reports to the Director of Athletics and works under the direction of a Head Coach:

  • Help organize and run daily practices 3:45-5:45 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Matches are generally held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but some Saturday matches can be expected.
  • Some travel outside of the Asheville area to the Triad and Charlotte areas is expected.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience working with adolescents in a school, camp, or recreational setting is ideal but not required.
  • Some knowledge of the fundamentals and rules of the game is expected.
  • All candidates must clear a background check before assuming the position.

Application Process
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected]. This position is open until filled.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for this position and/or for qualified employees to perform the essential duties. To request a confidential application process or job accommodation evaluation, contact the Director of Business Operations at (828) 254-6345, extension 4011.

Asheville School is committed to enhancing workplace diversity and fostering a climate of equity and inclusion. In addition, the School makes employment decision based on objective criteria and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Start Date: February 12
End Date: May 15

This position reports to the Director of Athletics and works closely with the Head Coach of the Varsity team.

  • Organize and run daily practices from 3:45-5:15 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Matches are generally played on Wednesdays.
  • Travel is limited to the Asheville area and the upstate of South Carolina.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience working with adolescents in a school, camp, or recreational setting is ideal.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience teaching the fundamentals and rules of the game is expected.
  • All candidates must clear a background check before assuming the position.

Application Process
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected]. This position is open until filled.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified applicants with disabilities to apply for this position and/or for qualified employees to perform the essential duties. To request a confidential application process or job accommodation evaluation, contact the Director of Business Operations at (828) 254-6345, extension 4011.

Asheville School is committed to enhancing workplace diversity and fostering a climate of equity and inclusion. In addition, the School makes employment decision based on objective criteria and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Equal Opportunity Employment

Asheville School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.