Chadwick School, an independent, K-12, coeducational day school, is seeking a driven and collaborative fundraising leader to serve as its next Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations. For more than 80 years, Chadwick has been developing students to be global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead. The school offers a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding co-curricular opportunities including outdoor education, community service, athletics and visual and performing arts programs. Located on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, the college-like campus with 22 buildings and 31 faculty residences offers a safe and scenic environment that allows for the successful integration of all its programs. Chadwick has an enrollment of 830 students and has graduated over 4,077 students. Chadwick School has an annual operating budget of $27 million and its endowment is valued at $28 million.
The Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations provides overall leadership and strategic direction for Chadwick School’s fundraising and alumni programs, managing a five-member team, and reporting directly to the Head of School. The Executive Director will also provide management for an upcoming comprehensive campaign under the leadership of the President of the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation. The Executive Director of Development will develop and implement comprehensive, effective fundraising goals and strategies to strengthen the Annual Fund, raise significant major and planned gifts and cultivate new donor relationships as part of the new campaign.
Chadwick School has retained Campbell & Company to conduct this search. To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Colleen Rogers, Associate Consultant, Executive Search at email@example.com
The ideal candidate will bring a minimum of seven to ten years of senior-level fundraising leadership experience, preferably with independent school and/or capital campaigns; proven drive and achievement in soliciting six- and seven-figure gifts; a commitment to the mission and core values of Chadwick School; and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
Chadwick is a K-12 coeducational non-denominational independent day school located on a beautiful 45-acre campus on a hill overlooking mountains, canyons and the Pacific Ocean. Founded as a boarding school in the 1930's in what was then a remote area of Los Angeles County, the school has retained its rural charm and relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Thirty-three faculty and staff families reside on c...ampus, adding to a strong sense of community and shared aspirations.
The school is dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of the character and individual gifts of its students. The school’s challenging academic offerings are therefore complemented by extensive programs in community service, outdoor education, athletics and the arts, in which virtually all students participate.
Chadwick is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation and race, or any other applicable law prohibiting discrimination in employment. This commitment applies to all employees and agents of the school, including the headmaster, division and department directors, supervisors and co-workers.