Available Positions

Position Summary:

Madison Country Day School, the area’s only Pre-K–12 independent and IB World School, seeks an entrepreneurial and engaging Director of Development to lead the Development Office and all advancement initiatives. As MCDS enters its 21st year of educating students all aspects of the school continue to expand at a thoughtful pace. Effective September 1, 2017, the Director of Development will sustain and drive an exceptionally exciting phase of growth that recently culminated in a $6.7 million capital campaign.

MCDS’ carefully cultivated giving culture developed through authentic relationship building, gratitude events, and a community understanding of prioritizing student learning.  We seek a Director who will champion and embrace the MCDS giving culture to enhance existing relationships while building new relationships, systems, and programs to further tap into the significant goodwill and breadth of resources in our community as we enter our third decade.

Key position responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing all aspects of the Annual Giving Campaign and working with the Board Development Committee Chair, trustees, and volunteers to facilitate successful outcomes of that and other annual fund-raising projects;
  • Spearheading, further developing, and implementing a diverse and multifaceted fundraising plan, including major gifts, annual giving, events, and corporate and foundation grants;
  • Enhancing and implementing MCDS’ long-term fundraising strategy;
  • Coordinating the school’s volunteerism efforts;
  • Strengthening relationships with the school’s alumni and further developing alumni-related programming;
  • Guiding and overseeing the school’s fundraising events, including significant investment in hands-on work for the annual Celebrate MCDS Auction;
  • Leading and managing the school’s Development staff.

Critical candidate qualifications include:

  • True results driven, entrepreneurial spirit and significant interest in working at a young, vibrant institution;
  • Robust relationship-building and solicitation skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that foster community while working with a wide range of individuals from all backgrounds;
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, creative “can-do” personal character;
  • Strategic thinker combined with efficient organizational skills;
  • Experience in effectively managing staff;
  • Strong technology skills including Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and database management software;
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s welcomed) with at least five years of increased and varied experience in fundraising.

The successful candidate will have a proven fundraising track record, and enjoy the variety of duties typical in a small development office. Including, hands-on fundraising, leading and assisting at events, and working side-by-side with staff and volunteers to foster our current community and create future growth in philanthropy.  Prior capital campaign experience is highly desired.  The position is a full-time, 12-month position.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as separate PDF attachments in a single e-mail to Rachel Fleming, Assistant to the Head of School at MCDS, at rfleming@madisoncountryday.org.

  • Cover letter expressing your specific interests in Madison Country Day School;
  • Current résumé with Education, Experience, and Related Professional Experience including dates;
  • Statement of professional philosophy of leadership practice and style, management of programs, and the role of philanthropy in a school;
  • List of five references with names, phone numbers, and email addresses for each—references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission.

Madison Country Day School is currently seeking a Head Coach for its HS Girls Basketball team for the winter 2017–2018 season. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated, organized, and energetic individual who would like to build on their coaching experience and develop a young yet growing program. Practices are held Monday through Friday during the early evening hours on a rotational schedule with the HS boys team at Madison Country Day School. Coaching experience is preferred, but qualified coaching candidates must have basketball experience playing in high school and/or college.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create practice plans and run organized practices
  • Communicate with parents, participants and fellow coaches
  • Plan and execute skills and training programs specific for basketball
  • Actively coach weekday practices and evening games starting in November and ending in the beginning of March.
  • Direct staff on keeping statistics and bookkeeping
  • Oversee the daily maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Direct MS coaches to assist in developing a MCDS grades 5–12 girls basketball program
  • Attend Trailways Conference All-Conference meetings and WIAA district seeding meetings
  • Complete WIAA rules exam and watch WIAA rules video

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coaching experience
  • CPR and First Aid, AED (or ability to obtain)

Madison Country Day School is an independent college preparatory school serving grades Pre-K through 12.

For more information regarding this open position, please contact MCDS Athletic Director Jeremy Clements.

Jeremy Clements
Athletic Director
Madison Country Day School
5606 River Road
Waunakee, WI 53597
608-850-6000 x 6028
jclements@madisoncountryday.org

 

Madison Country Day School is currently seeking an Assistant Coach for its HS Girls Basketball team for the winter 2017–2018 season. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated, organized, and energetic individual who would like to build on their coaching experience. Practices are held Monday through Friday during the early evening hours on a rotational schedule with the HS boys team at Madison Country Day School. Coaching experience is preferred, but qualified coaching candidates must have basketball experience playing in high school and/or college.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Head Coach in running practices
  • Communicate with parents, participants and fellow coaches
  • Ability to plan and execute skills and training programs specific for basketball
  • Flexible schedule to coach weekday practices and evening games starting in November and ending in the beginning of March
  • Assist with statistics and bookkeeping
  • Oversee the daily maintenance and repair of equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coaching experience
  • CPR and First Aid, AED (or ability to obtain)

Madison Country Day School is an independent college preparatory school serving grades Pre-K through 12.

For more information regarding this open position, please contact MCDS Athletic Director Jeremy Clements.

Jeremy Clements
Athletic Director
Madison Country Day School
5606 River Road
Waunakee, WI 53597
608-850-6000 x 6028
jclements@madisoncountryday.org

Faculty members at Madison Country Day School participate fully in the school community. This commitment not only involves teaching, but also the extra-curricular, student supervision, and mentoring aspects of campus life. MCDS faculty are known for their passion for both teaching and the mission of our school.

Substitute Teaching Opportunities

If you are interested in substitute teaching opportunities at MCDS, please e-mail or mail a cover letter, resume, and references to Margy Newton at mnewton@madisoncountryday.org or 5606 River Road, Waunakee, WI 53597. For additional information please call (608) 850-6000 ext 6003.

Madison Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. MCDS does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, hiring and employment practices, admission policies, scholarship and grant programs, or athletic and other school administered programs.

Madison Country Day School lists all current job postings on Wisconsin Education Career Access Network (WECAN) and the ISACS and NAIS websites.  Click here for a link to the WECAN site.