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Director Development

Company: California Assosiacion of Independent Schools
Location: Burbank
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Director Development is responsible for the oversight and management of the Development Department. The Director will support the Head of School in strategic planning for the future of the school and responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating funding strategies for annual and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with the Head of School and members of the Board of Trustees to establish funding strategies and goals and objectives for the school to accomplish its advancement goals.

Development Team: Director of Foundation & Special Giving, Development Associate: Annual Giving & Constituent Relations, Development Associate: Alumnae Relations & Events, and Development Associate: Database Manager.



--- Serve on the Advancement Team, Retention Committee,
--- Major Gift Team (and others as needed)
--- Make recommendations to the Head of School on policy and staffing needed
--- Establish and organize structure for development department and supervise department personnel
--- Perform additional assignments per direction of Head of School

Major Gifts

--- With the Head of School in collaboration with the Board of Trustees and Director of Foundation and Special Giving to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors for major annual, capital and endowment gifts
--- Oversee the coordination of all major gift solicitations - design a program that includes Moves Management

Board of Trustees/Advancement Committee

--- Attend Board meetings
--- Serve as the Staff liaison for Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees and serve as a member of Long-Range Planning Committee and Committee on Trustees
--- Assist trustees in attaining development-related Board goals
--- Provide relevant and timely reports to the Head, Advancement Committee & Board
--- In conjunction with the Head of School and the Committee on Trustees, assist in the identification of prospective new Board and Advancement Committee members

Annual & Capital Campaigns

--- Develop funding strategies and oversee all aspects of fundraising with all constituent groups
--- Coordinate with appropriate team members and volunteers to develop all fund development strategies


--- Attend school meetings and events as related to development goals
--- Serve as a representative/advocate in the community to promote Marymount enrollment and to garner additional resources to support the school
--- Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications in the school's internal and external communications/publications.

Specific Duties:

--- Oversee the implementation of the comprehensive strategic development plan in consultation with both the Head of School, Advancement Committee and the Board of Trustees
--- Work with Board members and volunteers as a strategist and develop/train solicitors to assist in soliciting annual and capital needs
--- Ensure that each staff member has an annual performance plan and monitors performance progress
--- Encourage ongoing professional development program for staff
--- Affirm staff for their individual and group accomplishments
--- Oversee and help to implement Alumnae engagement through giving, events and mentoring platform
--- Oversee internal and external development communications to ensure timely communication of the school's vision/mission and strategic school goals
--- Oversee gift processing, acknowledgements and information systems
--- Oversee special activities, events and communications for donor recognition and stewardship

Comply with all Marymount High School policies, procedures and quality standards as well as safety and environmental regulations.


--- Candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience in fundraising
--- 5-10 years experience in planning and executing fundraising campaigns including a capital campaign.
--- Demonstrated leadership ability to balance internal responsibilities while successfully fulfilling significant role in identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects
--- Highly developed organizational ability and communication skills
--- Exceptional writing and speaking skills
--- Proven ability to strategize, structure and implement development efforts
--- Experience with donor software (ie. Raiser's Edge)

Desired Attributes:

--- Operates with complete integrity and understands the role that trust plays in building a successful development program
--- Respect for confidentiality
--- Team player with ability to delegate, motivate and empower others
--- Big-picture focused but with ability to see details that must support it
--- Multi-tasker
--- Sense of humor
--- Flexible, able to adjust when needed
--- Pro-active approach to problem solving
--- Familiarity with culture of the westside of Los Angeles
--- Passion for education, particularly for single-gender, girls only institutions


--- A Bachelor's degree is required; a masters and/or CFRE is preferred
CAIS is an organization of approximately 200elementary, middle and secondary schools in California. The Association serves and strengthens its schools by:

  • setting standards of academic quality and ethical conduct
  • facilitating the professional growth of faculty, administrators, and trustees
  • promoting ethnic and socio-economic diversity

Keywords: California Assosiacion of Independent Schools, Burbank , Director Development, Executive , Burbank, California

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