Director of Development

  • Clarksville Academy
  • Clarksville, TN, USA
  • Jul 13, 2022
Full time Advancement Division Director/Head

Job Description

Director of Development – Administrative Department

General Description

The Director of Development reports to the Head of School. The Director of Development will oversee the development department which includes Annual Fund, capital campaign support, fundraising event planning, alumni relations, donor cultivation and stewardship, volunteer efforts, corporate/foundation outreach, and related communication materials.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Devise and manage a program designed to attract the maximum gift support possible to the institution. This program will include annual fund solicitation; planned giving programs; corporate and foundation proposals; and planning for major capital gifts.

  • Assists in the development and coordination of all aspects of the major gifts campaign

  • Manages and works closely alongside the Head of School and Executive Committee on Endowment Funds; also assists the Director of Finance and Operations

  • Coordinates and approves fundraising opportunities for Clarksville Academy

  • Coordinates and manages the annual school-wide fundraiser for the general fund

    – coordination, research, implementation, communication, strategies to meet goal,


  • Inform the Head of School and Development Committee on a regular basis of the

    fundraising activities of this office

  • Manages software program that houses all donor information

  • Prepare fundraising reports for Executive Committee, the board, and Head of


  • Prepare donor data analysis, as needed, for review by Executive Committee, the

    board, and Head of School

  • Serve as support for the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, the

    Clarksville Academy’s Parents’ Association and the Alumni Association;

  • Develop a plan to increase alumni and parental support of, and involvement in,

    the institution.

  • Oversee processing of all gift income for the purpose of providing receipts and

    the maintaining of giving records of donors to the school

  • Develop and lead a professional and volunteer staff to carry out the activities of

    this office

  • To perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

  • To support the school and its leadership


  • Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree

  • Experience in fundraising is preferred

  • Excellent organization and communication skills

    Federal law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, sex, or national origin. Clarksville Academy is an equal opportunity employer.