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Director of Development at The Country School

The Country School is seeking a Director of Development to begin July 2023. As an independent, co-educational day school with enrollment of some 210 students in grades PreS-8th, we seek a colleague who shows a commitment to the issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Salaries and benefits are competitive. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The ​Director of Development​ will:

Devise and manage a program designed to attract the maximum gift support possible to the school.

  • Develop an Annual Giving Strategic Action Plan.
  • Develop a complete program of research into and an action plan of solicitation of the school's key prospects.
  • Grow existing endowment through stewardship and cultivation, including a planned giving program.
  • With Head of School, identify 8th Grade Legacy Gift and coordinate project with identified school and parent leader(s).
  • Pursue (capital and/or endowment) grant opportunities for school growth. 
  • Oversee and assist with sustaining and fulfilling the 70th Anniversary Talent Within Capital Campaign.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to increase alumni and parental support of, and involvement in, the school.
  • Collaborate on the processing of all gift income for the purpose of providing receipts and the maintaining of giving records of donors to the school, acknowledgements and reporting
  • Serve as the lead administrator for the Institutional Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Parents’ Association, and the Alumni Association and all connected events.
  • Attend Board meetings as requested and report on current initiatives.
  • Be involved in the school community at large.

Common Qualification Requirements:

  1. Proven success as a leader
  2. Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  3. Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  4. Detail-oriented and resourceful
  5. Experience with Blackbaud and/or other development software preferred but not required 

The Country School offers an unparalleled educational experience to PreSchool through 8th Grade students. Beyond traditional academic disciplines, The Country School’s Signature Programs​--​Elmore Leadership, STEAM, Public Speaking, Outdoor Education, and Global Citizenship​--​speak to the school’s commitment to provide students with lessons that will last a lifetime. The Country School is a community where all types of diversity is celebrated and people of Color are welcomed, valued, and supported.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to J​ohn Fixx, Head of School​: and Cindy Richar, Assistant to the Head of School:

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