VISTA Careers – Church Farm School

Mark Hostutler
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Since 1918, Church Farm School has been driven by its extraordinary mission to prepare a diverse group of boys with academic ability and good character to lead productive and fulfilling lives by making a college preparatory education financially accessible. Located in Exton, CFS educates boys in a boarding/day environment for grades 9 through 12.

Assistant Director of Annual Giving (Major Gift Officer)

This position will annually complete 70-plus unique face-to-face visits (20-25 first-time visits) with individual prospects with documented results and recommended next steps regarding a solicitation plan. He/she will direct, manage, and increase number of major gifts ($6,000-plus) by 10 percent annually and all annual grant research and proposal writing (currently $150,000-plus) by 10 percent annually. This person’s annual fundraising responsibility is $700,000-$800,000.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, five to seven years of annual/major gift fundraising experience with verifiable outcomes, and demonstrated experience closing $25,000-plus-level gifts from individuals. He/she will have proficiency in MS Office, foundation research, and fundraising software, as well as effective written, phone, and face-to-face communication and fundraising skills.

To apply for this position, e-mail (as separate attachments) a cover letter, resume of qualifications and experiences, and names and contact information for three professional references to hr@gocfs.net. Please enter the position in the subject line of the e-mail.

Residential Life Faculty

This position will understand and welcome the challenge of supervising adolescent boys and demonstrate a willingness to support the school’s mission, entire program, and core values (respect, responsibility, integrity, and brotherhood) through time dedication, personal example, actions, and attitude. The person will cultivate and consistently maintain hospitable relationships with students, families, and members of the CFS community and support the Residential Life/Social Emotional Learning curriculum by facilitating discussion groups and implementing lesson plans.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, willingness and flexibility to work a variety of days and hours across nine months per year on-campus, and a current driver’s license and willingness to drive nine-passenger vans. Demonstrated experience in leading groups of young people and teaching experience within the classroom is strongly preferred.

To apply for this position, e-mail (as separate attachments) a cover letter, resume of qualifications and experiences, and names and contact information for three professional references to hr@gocfs.net. Please enter the position in the subject line of the e-mail.