The Director of Development reports to the Head of School and is responsible for creating and executing development events and fundraising programs that build a strong culture of philanthropy and maximize giving to the school. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position overseeing the development team in its implementation of an integrated, holistic approach to fundraising, development, and cultivation using an overarching strategy to support the goal of increasing philanthropic support.
The successful candidate will advance the school’s mission; live the guiding principles and embody the school’s character virtues; demonstrate and commit to lifelong learning; set and meet high standards for continuous improvement; build constituent satisfaction through attention to quality “customer” service; cultivate and model collegiality; advocate for the school’s individual roles while supporting the shared needs of the collective institution; and contribute to the success of CCDS by serving on the Head of School’s cabinet.
Advancing the school’s objectives is a key opportunity for a Director of Development who has demonstrated success in creating and leading fundraising plans while managing strategic partnerships and talented development staff. The individual’s efforts will have an impact on the school’s programing, and consequently, its outcomes: the graduates of CCDS.
As Cincinnati Country Day School approaches its centennial in 2026, the school is well poised to further elevate its status as a preeminent academic institution both regionally and nationally. With vibrant leadership and a community dedicated to the school’s success, Country Day is currently undertaking work to generate resources to help the school achieve its strategic goals as outlined in its new long-range plan.
Located on a 62-acre campus in the beautiful suburb of Indian Hill, Cincinnati Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with 860 students from early childhood (beginning at 18 months old) to grade 12 who are taught by 120 faculty members. CCDS has long been recognized for its rigorous and innovative curriculum that offers its students a full range of academic, athletic, artistic, and altruistic opportunities. At Country Day, students benefit from a comprehensive set of academic opportunities, state-of-the-art technology, competitive athletics, a broad arts program, and, most of all, relationships that endure for a lifetime. Cincinnati Country Day School has a strong foundation for future growth resulting from a clear and compelling mission, healthy enrollment comprised of a motivated and diverse student body, a passionate and skilled faculty, a challenging curriculum, and an engaged, supportive community.
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is a minimum of five years of professional experience that demonstrates success and increased responsibilities in development leadership and management. Experience in independent schools is desirable. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.
Additional Salary Information: CCDS offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
Cincinnati Country Day School, established in 1926, is a private, co-educational, independent, college preparatory school serving children from early childhood (18 months) to grade 12. The school is located in Indian Hill on a beautiful 62-acre campus with more than 850 students from 36 public school districts and 60 zip codes.