Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
CASE is a global not-for-profit and membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Its mission is to be the home for communities of advancement professionals and to inspire, challenge and equip them to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. CASE defines the competencies and standards for the profession of advancement, leading and championing their dissemination and application with over 97,000 advancement professionals at 3,100 member institutions in 80 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professional practice gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include alumni relations, development services, digital, communications, fundraising, government relations, marketing, and web. These professionals are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural entities or other not-for-profits. CASE membership also includes many corporate partners. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore, and Mexico City. CASE works to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers, and staff. Working together across time zones and borders, CASE staff in all offices seek to make the ambitious OneCASE aspiration a reality.
CASE is recruiting for a Director, Schools. This position will work with staff, members, and volunteers in all geographies to deepen engagement with current independent and international school members as well as to identify and engage potential new members, with a goal of growing CASE’s school membership globally. Using creativity, entrepreneurial flair, networking skill, and business development acumen, the position will ensure the creation and delivery of sustainable support, programming, and services for school professionals. It also will work to ensure that existing CASE work continues to evolve to meet the needs of current and future independent and international school members. This position will be based in one of our four regional offices.
Develop a deep understanding of existing and potential school communities.
Forge relationships with CASE staff and volunteers in all offices to identify, develop, and deliver services for school professionals.
Develop and communicate a clear membership value proposition for schools.
Commission, create, and curate content that meets the needs of the school market.
Work with Education Division colleagues globally to develop, deliver, and communicate an annual calendar of programming for schools.
Identify and steward potential partnerships with other school-related organizations, associations, networks, and communities.
Manage, in collaboration with the Sr. Director, Communities Engagement, the Independent Schools Leadership Group
Manage the emerging International Schools Advisory Group and Independent Schools Advisory Group.
Identify and engage potential new members as well as work to steward and retain current members.
Support emerging communities of schools, especially those where offices may be small, multi-tasking, and where advancement is often a new concept.
Generate new income to achieve the outcomes desired.
Develop and manage budgets to support activities; ensure that CASE resources are utilized effectively and responsibly.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.
Key qualifications, experience, and education:
A deep understanding of independent and international schools would be preferred.
Experience working at an independent or international school, or an organization that works closely with them.
Experience in one or more areas within institutional advancement (alumni relations, communications, marketing, fundraising, or advancement services) and a clear capacity to understand the needs of other, allied professional areas within schools.
Experience working with, managing, and stewarding members and volunteers, including advisory committees and affinity groups.
Experience developing and implementing member or customer engagement strategies; confidence at building relationships at a leadership level within CASE member schools and other influential stakeholders.
Creativity, entrepreneurial flair, networking skill, and business development acumen.
Experience generating income and setting and managing budgets.
A strong communicator with rapport who is approachable and a good listener.
Experience managing volunteers.
College or university degree required; post graduate qualification desirable.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English.
Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:
A demonstrated interest in advancing education in the not-for-profit sector.
A strong commitment to contributing to an organizational culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
An understanding of and interest in engaging with a broad range of cultures and countries.
A strong interest in understanding and meeting the needs of the independent and international schools’ sector.
A demonstrable interest in and appreciation of the activities, purpose, and ethos of CASE.
Self-awareness and the ability to give and take feedback.
The ability to influence a wide range of people both through negotiation and leading by example.
Strategic and able to make an effective contribution to the activities of the association as a whole.
A creative thinker who is excited by learning and finding innovative approaches to work.
Strong business acumen with the ability to perform at both the strategic and tactical level.
High energy, self-starting approach.
Empathetic team member.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in different geographies and from different cultural backgrounds.