Development – General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles invites applications for the position of Director of Development. The School seeks an experienced and dynamic development professional with an entrepreneurial nature who embraces the School’s compelling mission and values of Generosity, Integrity, Curiosity, and Courage. The successful candidate is passionate about collaborating with an engaged Board of Trustees in building a culture of philanthropy by focusing on growing major, annual, and planned giving programs and leading special fundraising campaigns for the School. With a successful record of leadership in advancement, the ideal candidate will inspire the Board of Trustees and the School faculty and staff to raise the necessary resources to help the School thrive.
Reporting to the Head of School, and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Director of Development will conduct prospect analysis, cultivate and solicit donors, and provide donor stewardship and recognition. In pursuit of philanthropic goals, he/she will articulate School priorities, engage leadership and board members in seeking philanthropic support and directly supervise a Development Officer.
A bachelor’s degree is required and a graduate degree is preferred. A minimum of seven years of experience in development with a track record of success, especially with special and major gifts; • Experience in engaging with nonprofit boards; • Success in growing a fundraising program, with working knowledge of the principles and practices of institutional fundraising; • Ability to manage donor relationships through periods of engagement and growth, ensuring that donor and volunteer interests are in alignment with School priorities; • Ability to conceptualize and implement a program for growth; • Ability to communicate persuasively.
For more information about this position, including the detailed job description, please click the following link: Director of Development.
Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to: Gonser Gerber Search, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563; firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and five professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process. Diverse and traditionally underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Internal Number: 100419
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