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Director of Alumni Relations and Development

  • The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
  • Chicago, IL

The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools invite nominations and applications for the position of Director of Alumni Relations and Development.

At the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, students in Nursery through Grade 12 experience a world-class educational journey. Founded in 1896 by John Dewey as a place for educators to develop and explore novel approaches to pedagogy and curriculum, Lab continues to provide excitement and imagination in learning to this day. Academic rigor, experiential learning, and intellectual discourse are hallmarks of a Lab education. Lab educators are recognized for excellence in teaching and pride themselves on innovation in the classroom. Students in every grade have access to unparalleled resources, and all members of the Lab community benefit by partnerships and connections with the University of Chicago. Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. No less than scholarship, Lab’s mission prioritizes honoring diversity and exhibiting kindness. We are committed to building and supporting a teaching and learning community where young people see aspects of their backgrounds and identities reflected around them, where they feel a deep sense of belonging, and where they discover and use their voices to full effect.

The Director of Alumni Relations and Development serves as the chief development officer for the Laboratory Schools. Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Schools, the Director of Alumni Relations and Development is the senior administrator responsible for generating annual and endowed philanthropic revenue, building and maintaining alumni engagement, and building and maintaining relations among Lab parents and other community members.

View and download the full position profile here.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications—electronically and in confidence—to Storbeck Search at the email address below. In addition, all applicants are asked to apply directly to the University of Chicago HERE.       

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
Kamilah Allen, Senior Associate
LabSchoolDirectorAlumDev@storbecksearch.com