The Associated Alumni of Central High School is soliciting applications for candidates to serve in the newly created staff position of Executive Director.
To apply, please send a single .pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org containing a letter of interest with your salary expectation, resume and three references with full contact and email information (references will not be contacted without applicant's consent).
The full position description appears below.
Executive Director - Position Description
Reporting to the President of The Associated Alumni of Central High School (AACHS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall operational and strategic responsibility for the AACHS. The AACHS has been a volunteer-run organization for the last 30 years, and the ED will be charged with transforming it into a professionally-run organization, with the full support of the AACHS' governing body, the Board of Managers (BOM). The BOM has decided to hire an ED at this time in order to successfully conclude its $45 million capital campaign, "Leading the Way," and to better support the students and the alumni of Central High School. Since this is a new position, the ED, in consultation with the AACHS President and BOM, will have discretion to staff the organization to be the most effective that it can be. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About The Associated Alumni of Central High School
Founded in 1873, the mission of the AACHS is to encourage and support the School's high standards of scholarship, integrity and democratic values, to facilitate and maintain pride in Central and, as well, to encourage an impact upon community growth through financial and personal involvement, while broadening social and professional relationships among its more than 20,000 living alumni. In Philadelphia and beyond, alumni sustain Central's tradition of excellence by being leaders and creating a positive impact in their communities. The AACHS endowment stands at $10 million. For more information, please visit https://centralhighalumni.com .
About Central High School of Philadelphia
Founded in 1836 as the second oldest continuously public high school in the United States, there are nearly 2,400 students and more than 100 faculty and staff members today. As a college preparatory public school, Central challenges students with rigorous academic programs to prepare them for the demands of higher education. Ranked as one of the most diverse high schools in the United States, Central students represent the breadth of Philadelphia's racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic groups. For more information, please visit https://centralhs.philasd.org/ .
"Leading the Way" Capital Campaign
With the support of Central High School's alumni and friends, the "Leading the Way" capital campaign will not only help maintain Central as the top high school in Philadelphia, but propel it to the best in the nation. To date, the $45 million campaign has secured over $19 million in funding, including $10 million from a Central alumnus, $8.1 million from The School District of Philadelphia, and other donations from Central's alumni and friends.
The goals of this ambitious major capital improvement plan are:
Fundraising, Alumni Relations, and Communications
AACHS is seeking a candidate who understands and embraces the mission of Central High School specifically and public education in general, and is committed to the mission, goals, and objectives of the AACHS in word and deed. All candidates should have proven fundraising and financial management experience. Alumni who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Physical Requirements, Frequency of Tasks:
A background check will be required. Due to the number of applicants, the AACHS is unable to respond to each candidate individually. Candidates selected to interview will be contacted directly.
It is the policy of the AACHS to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.
The Associated Alumni of Central High School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Accordingly, your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Associated Alumni of The Central High School of Philadelphia