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Employment Opportunities at Thayer Academy


The Mission of Thayer Academy is to inspire a diverse Community of Students

to Moral, Intellectual, Aesthetic, and Physical Excellence

so that each may rise

to Honorable Achievement and contribute to the Common Good.


Hanflig Technology Center Supervisor

The Supervisor of the Hanflig Technology Center reports to the Director of Technology and is charged with promoting the use of educational technology in support of the Academy’s Mission. The supervisor collaborates directly with faculty and the student Hanflig Technology Fellows to support technology integration across campus. The supervisor will support a culture of creativity, innovation, and experimentation.


  • Identifies and translates emerging technology resources into practical teaching applications that are instrumental in teaching & learning. Develops advanced programs that provide students and faculty support in STEAM.
  • Introduces these resources to faculty through the Hanflig Technology Center and Collaborative Design Lab.
  • Coordinates and implements the planning of in‐depth professional development sessions supporting collaborative pathways among departments to integrate best practices in using technology for teaching and learning.
  • Collaborates with faculty through workshops, seminars, one‐on‐one sessions, co–teaching, and student projects in the effective and appropriate use of technology in all content areas.
  • Provides assistance for online blogs, wikis, and emerging instructional resources.
  • Teaches technology courses in support of curriculum in both the Middle and Upper Schools. These courses include intro to programing, 3D printing and Maker curriculum.
  • Oversees the Hanflig Technology Fellows program which serves as a tech support group for our 1:1 program.
  • Co‐mentors the Hanflig Technology Fellows working on their experiential technology projects.
  • Identifies and reports outcomes in the instructional technology program, and makes improvements to enhance technology growth and integration.
  • Collaborates with technology committee members and participates in other meetings to convey/gather information on technology programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Technology

Qualified candidates have a master's degree in Instructional Technology Design or similar and 3 years’ experience using instructional technology, in teaching and learning. Qualified candidates also have experience in conducting workshops/training for faculty.
Please send resume and cover letter to Director of Information Technology, Theresa Jay (tjay@thayer.org).



Director of Major Gifts

(Reports to the Director of Development)          

The Director of Major Gifts, reporting directly to the Director of Development, will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of individuals capable of making gifts of $5,000 and above to support the mission of Thayer Academy. This person will create strategies for existing supporters, as well as new prospects, and work closely with the Alumni Board and Development team to move them along the continuum of giving to achieve annual financial goals. Focused primarily on the Campaign to support the building of a new field house, the Director of Major Gifts will work with alumni, current and former parents as well as other friends of the Academy to raise the funds necessary to make this project a success.


  • The Director of Major Gifts will develop a portfolio of prospects with a goal of carrying 150 prospects annually.
  • Cultivate, solicit and steward prospects for Annual Fund gifts of $5,000 and above and Campaign gifts of $25,000 and above. With a goal of closing $500,000 in gifts for FY16 and $1,000,000 for FY17.
  • Strategize with faculty, senior leadership and fellow development staff on the appropriate engagement of alumni as well as current and former parents.
  • Staff a campaign committee for the field house project with the Director of Development planning meeting, creating agendas as well as minutes.
  • Participate in Alumni Board meetings and provide oversight to the Development Committee of the Alumni Board.
  • Strategize ways to engage key alumni and parents, particularly those with the capacity to make gifts of $100,000 or more.
  • Participate in cultivation and stewardship events, including possible travel events and General’s Council events.
  • Steward donor relationships so that donors feel highly appreciated by Thayer Academy.
  • Prioritize work to have primary focus on face-to-face meetings and solicitations with current and prospective donors.
  • Research alumni as well as current and past parents to identify potential donors.
  • Coordinate with development staff to develop best strategies for growing the pipeline of prospects.
  • Work with the Development Team to reenergize the General’s Council in order to maximize face time with key donors.
  • Identify organizational needs, innovations and other funding opportunities that would appeal to appropriate donors.
  • Responsible for data integrity in Raiser’s Edge donor files including updating all personal information, keeping actions and proposals up to date and ensuring all notable information is recorded.
  • Work with the gift processing team to ensure integrity of donor files, records, tracking, pledge reminders and communication.
  • Attend and assist with all Development Special Events (occasionally on weekends or evenings).


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3-5 years of a proven track record in major gifts fundraising relationship building/raising funds for a non-profit.
  • Proven ability to identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment to handle confidential information sensitively.
  • Natural ability to establish rapport with donors and alumni.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge software, Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, preferred.


  • Superb written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • The ability to communicate to diverse constituencies in an effective and compelling manner.
  • The ability to build successful professional relationships with faculty and staff.
  • Mature professional judgment.
  • Analytical thinking capacity.
  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner and in collaboration with others.
  • Superior follow-through and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational capabilities.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Unflinching integrity seasoned with humor, perspective and curiosity.

The above is intended to describe the general contents and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or skills of personnel so classified.

Melissa Tuthill Forger '92
Director of Development

Thayer Academy

745 Washington Street

Braintree, MA 02184




Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices.  Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

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