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OrganizationTracy Proctor
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMay 18, 2019
College Degree Required?Yes
Phone(434) 296-1303


Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks an experienced, full-time, Director of Development to join its advancement staff.  

The Director of Development creates and executes a comprehensive plan to increase philanthropy at Tandem Friends School.  S/he will plan and implement an annual fundraising plan including soliciting gifts, recruiting and managing volunteers, and creating all material.  The Director will also participate in alumni relations, plan and execute fundraising and cultivation/stewardship events, and collaborate with the Director of Advancement to raise gifts for program, endowment and facilities projects as necessary.  The Director of Development also maintains a portfolio of major donors for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. This position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.

Successful candidates will have at least 5-7 years experience in development, be highly organized and detail-oriented and have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated success in an annual fund role and familiarity with fundraising databases highly preferred. We seek an individual who shares our strong enthusiasm for the School and willingness to support its mission, its talented faculty and staff, and its diverse community of students and families. This role requires a responsive, action-oriented person who can operate both independently and as a vital team member within a fast-paced environment.  This is a non-exempt position, which may require overtime and some weekends.

Tandem Friends School aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and references to No calls, please.  

Tandem Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship or loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.