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Associate Director of Advancement, The American School In Switzerland, Switzerland

The American School In Switzerland

This school is based in Lugano, Switzerland and is looking for an Associate Director of Advancement.

The American School In Switzerland (TASIS) seeks a full-time Associate Director of Advancement to support the School’s efforts in admissions, alumni relations, development, and communications. This position plays a crucial role in representing TASIS to prospective and current parents, alumni, and donors, collaborating closely with the Director of Admissions and Director of Alumni Relations.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Manage the Development budget and monitor the Giving section of the TASIS website.
  • Support Annual Giving and Capital Campaigns, as directed.
  • Maintain and update the development database using Veracross.
  • Oversee gift reporting, acknowledgments, and data management of donations.
  • Conduct donor research and produce the annual Honor Roll of Donors.
  • Prepare Board reports and the Monthly Alumni and Development Report.
  • Participate in parent social events and assist in organizing on and off-campus Galas.
  • Serve as a liaison between the TASIS Parent Association (TPA) and Administration.
  • Assist in planning the 70th Anniversary of TASIS and other major projects celebrating the School’s history and mission.
  • Attend and assist with All-Class Alumni Reunions, on-campus class reunions, and Alumni Induction.
  • Meet with prospective families for admissions visits and represent TASIS at admissions events worldwide.
  • Assist with onboarding and cultivation of new students and participate in on-campus admissions events.


Summary of Educational Background and Professional Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven administrative and clerical experience.


Professional and Personal Skills Required:
  • English mother tongue or C2 level.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Technological proficiency and problem-solving ability.
  • Initiative, creativity, and flexibility.


Additional Comments:
  • The position involves national and international travel for admissions and alumni reunions, approximately 4 to 8 times a year.
  • Travel expenses are covered by the School.
  • The Associate Director of Advancement may engage with students in various activities.
  • Other duties relevant to the position may be assigned by the School in accordance with Swiss law provisions.
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