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Long Trail School (LTS) is looking for employees who are passionate about teaching, relate well to young adolescents, and can contribute to our overall school community.  LTS seeks teachers who can actively engage students in the learning process. LTS is fortunate to have an abundance of natural resources both on campus and in the surrounding communities to utilize as classroom space.  LTS desires creative, dynamic individuals who can share their passions with our students as we strive to provide them with rich, powerful educational experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Unless otherwise indicated, please send a cover letter  and resume to Dean of Academics Mary Ellen Mega at mmega@longtrailschool.org.

Long Trail School, an independent school serving 240 students in grades 6-12, seeks an experienced Director of Development to lead the School’s philanthropic efforts.  Ideal candidates will have a track-record of philanthropic success in the non-profit field, ideally in independent schools.  A key strategic partner for the Head of School, this individual must possess both operational and strategic capacity underpinned by exceptional interpersonal skills and a collaborative spirit.  In 2025, Long Trail will celebrate its 50th anniversary and the Director of Development will play a pivotal role in the next chapter of the School’s history.   

Job Summary: 

The Director of Development is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the operations of the development office.  In partnership with the Head of School, the Director of Development will craft strategy and implement all advancement initiatives including annual fund, major gifts, parent & alumni engagement, and future capital campaigns.  As Long Trail prepares for its 50th anniversary in 2025, the Director of Development must manage annual giving while also developing a philanthropic strategy around this important milestone for the School. 

Overview of Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for creation and implementation of all fundraising priorities.  
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations of the Development Office to meet annual goals. 
  • Cultivate relationships with members of the LTS community including current parents, alumni, and parents of alumni.  
  • Solicit gifts for the annual fund, capital projects, and endowment. 
  • Implement cultivation and stewardship strategies that engage and recognize donors to strengthen relationships with Long Trail School.  
  • Serve as strategic partner to the Head of School. 
  • Partner with the Leadership Team to strengthen the culture of philanthropy at the School.   
  • Maintain detailed records and craft consistent communications. 

Desired qualities and qualifications: 

  • Collaborative, team-first person who embraces the mission and values of Long Trail School. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Highly organized problem-solver possessing keen sense of diplomacy and tact. 
  • Experience working in nonprofit philanthropy, ideally in independent schools. 
  • Ability and desire to build long-lasting relationships by engaging in the LTS and southern Vermont community.  
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a desire to work in a collaborative environment. 
  • Track record of successfully cultivating large gifts. 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Unwavering optimism, resilience, and sense of humor.  

Long Trail School offers competitive salary and generous benefits programs including health and dental insurance, retirement plan, and paid time off. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references via email to Colin Igoe, Head of School, at cigoe@longtrailschool.org with subject line: Director of Development. References will not be contacted without notifying applicants.

Substitute teachers are needed for all subjects, grades 6-12.

Long Trail School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LTS does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law. We strongly encourage all underrepresented candidates to apply.

As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Long Trail School requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check. Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by federal, state, and local law.

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