Deerfield Associates Executive Search, Inc. has been retained by Kent School, located in Kent, Connecticut, to conduct a national search for a Director of the Parents Fund and the Parents Programs.
Kent School is a private, co-educational college preparatory school located in Kent, Connecticut. Frederick Herbert Sill, Order of the Holy Cross, established the school in 1906 and it retains its affiliation with the Episcopal Church of the United States. The scenic 1200-acre campus is situated alongside the Housatonic River and a section of the Appalachian Trail.
School Motto: Temperantia, Fiducia, Constantia (Simplicity of Life, Directness of Purpose, Self-Reliance).
The Head of School is Michael Hirschfeld. The current endowment is approximately $115 million. There are 585 students enrolled (93% boarding), 48% female, 52% male. U.S. students come from 30 states, 18% are students of color. Students come from 37 countries, 27% are International. There are 75 teaching faculty 71% who have advanced degrees. Average class size is 12 and there are over 25 AP classes. For more background information please visit: www.kent-school.edu.
The School Mission: As an independent boarding school in keeping with the Episcopal Church, we prepare students for college and for life with a rigorous and comprehensive program. We teach those who strive to grow, nurture striving where it falters, foster academic excellence, and promote understanding of and respect for one another’s beliefs and differences.
The Director of the Parents Fund and Parent Programs works with the Associate Head of School for External Affairs and the Director of Development to develop and implement a strategic and comprehensive program to identify, engage, solicit, and steward parents of current students, parents of alumni, and grandparents. The Director recruits and manages parent volunteers and helps plan programs and events for these constituencies. The Director works collaboratively with volunteers, donors, and colleagues in the Alumni & Development Office as well as other departments. This position reports to the Director of Development.
Welcome to Kent School! As you make your way through our website, I hope you get a sense of what makes Kent an extraordinary school. It is a place of remarkable opportunity and transformation.
Kent’s curriculum is at once traditional and innovative. We support our students’ intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social growth through a relationship-based program. You will be known and appreciated for who you are during your Kent journey.
Through myriad academic, chapel, service, artistic, and athletic programs, Kent is committed to educating the whole person. We have a lot of fun at Kent; it is a place of joy; but we take seriously our responsibility to provide our students with the skills necessary to be engaged citizens and leaders in the world.
Of course, even the best website cannot fully explain the breadth of opportunities, the depth of relationships, and the strength of the Kent community, so please come and visit us.
We look forward to welcoming you to Kent!
Michael G. Hirschfeld
Head of School
Kent School offers an exciting and supportive work environment, a competitive salary and benefit package which includes medical and dental plans, a pension plan, and four weeks of paid vacation.
Kent School is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.