Employment Opportunities

Are you looking to become part of an exciting and positive school environment offering a rewarding experience?

The Albany Academies -- Albany Academy for Girls & The Albany Academy -- practice a leadership model of education combining individual attention to students with project-based learning and demanding academics. We also combine single-gender education through the Tenth Grade with a co-educational program for juniors and seniors. For more than 200 years, the Academies have led the way in the Capital Region.

The Albany Academies, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, value diversity and seek applications from all qualified individuals.

The Albany Academies are currently seeking the following positions:

To apply email your resume and letter of interest, with the position title in the subject line, to jobs@albanyacademies.org.

Faculty Positions

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Staff Positions

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  • Chief Advancement Officer

    School Overview
    The Albany Academies is an independent, Pre-School through Grade 12 and Post-graduate, educational institution located in Albany, New York that coordinates single-sex and coeducational learning environments to develop diligent students of high character who become curious, critical thinkers.

    At The Albany Academies, the active expression of different perspectives and life experiences plays a vital role in the life of the school. In harmony with our Mission Statement and reflective of our Core Values, the Academies are committed to a safe, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just school climate dedicated to inclusive excellence.

    Position Summary
    The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) leads advancement, alumni, and alumnae relations at The Albany Academies and is responsible for overseeing a robust fundraising program that engages individuals and institutional funders in the school’s mission. The CAO leads a creative and nimble team and engages stakeholders from across the school’s community in meeting or exceeding annual and capital fundraising targets.

    The CAO will join The Albany Academies at an exciting time. Following the successful completion of a Capital Campaign in 2020 ($23M), The Albany Academies is preparing to launch a new Campaign focused on securing funds for endowment, critical infrastructure improvements, and academic program resources to further the school’s newly released Campus by Division plan. The CAO will have a partner in campaign implementation with the recent appointment of the Albany Academies outgoing CAO to Campaign Director, who will report to the CAO.

    • Lead the Advancement Office
    • Develop a data-driven, analytics-based understanding of existing and prospective donors’ philanthropic priorities
    • Align fundraising activities with the priorities set forth by the Head of School and the Board of Trustees
    • Create a structured approach to special events and fundraising campaigns, and participate in their execution to optimize their impact
    • Foster relationships with parents, alumni, alumnae, and potential partners
    • Drive the school’s marketing messages across all media
    • Work with the Head of School, Board of Trustees, Trustee Committees, and the Senior Leadership Team to engage them in philanthropic initiatives
    • Work with the Campaign Director and consultants to ensure the success of the Academies campaign
    • Education: Bachelors (required) Master’s (preferred)
    • Leadership experience at an academic institution
    • Outstanding results in all aspects of institutional advancement
    • Strong relationships with a wide range of constituents in the community
    • Brings advancement to leadership team discussion in order to prioritize the most important long and short term needs of the institution
    • Introduces new approaches to their own work and encourages the team to do likewise
    • Engages colleagues and direct reports in a way that energizes and empowers
    • Thinks deeply about, and implements approaches within IA to address issues that affect the long-term health of the enterprise
    • Participates in dialogue with colleagues and consultants in a way that leads to the best possible decisions and enhances positive team relationships
    • Communicates effectively to a wide range of stakeholders, from team members, to parents, to alumni, alumnae, and Board members
    • Is calm and thoughtful in challenging situations
    • Advocates for the good of the institution
    • Has enthusiasm for the work
    FLSA Status – Exempt

    Assignment type: Full-time, 12-month

    Working Environment & Physical Requirements
    • Generally, the role is conducted in a heated and cooled office environment
    • Most of the work is done sitting or standing
    • Routinely move about inside the Advancement office and across the campus
    • Regular travel by car, train, and plane
    • Frequent interaction and communication with others speaking, listening, and typing
    • Ability to operate office equipment including computers, printers, copiers, and the like
    • The employee must be capable of fully performing all duties described herein, either without or with reasonable accommodation
    • The Albany Academies reserves the right to alter this job description
    • Employment with The Albany Academies is at-will

Coaching Positions

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The Albany Academy

Albany Academy for Girls

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