Associate Director of Development

Job Type: Administrative
Job Category: Advancement
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s partner school in the San Francisco Bay Area seeks an Associate Director of Development to begin August 15, 2024. 

CalWest Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred  
  • 4+ years in fundraising, donor relations, or a related field (independent school experience preferred) 
  • Proven track record in relationship management and constituent cultivation 
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills 
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with fundraising software, preferably Raiser’s Edge
  • Able to work in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities  
  • May require lifting up to 20 pounds and occasional travel
  • Work may include extended periods at a desk and computer
  • Monthly evening and weekend work


  • Proficiency in designing, implementing, and managing annual giving campaigns, including direct mail, text, email, phone, and face-to-face solicitations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, alumni, parents, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for crafting compelling fundraising messages, donor correspondence, and annual giving materials.
  • Competency in using data to drive decision-making, including analyzing donor trends, tracking campaign progress, and identifying opportunities for growth.
  • Expertise in developing and implementing donor stewardship programs to ensure donors feel appreciated and engaged.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and events simultaneously, ensuring timely completion and meeting budget constraints.
  • Experience in leading teams, motivating volunteers and staff, and fostering a collaborative environment to achieve department goals.
  • Sensitivity and adaptability to diverse cultural backgrounds, understanding different perspectives, and fostering an inclusive environment.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and innovate new approaches to annual giving in response to evolving donor behaviors and preferences.
  • Ability to think and act creatively to evolve practices and programs to maximize giving and engagement.

Salary Range

$ 100,000 – $ 125,000

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