Distinguished as one of the most sought-after private high schools in the country, the Bishop’s School is a values- and mission-driven coeducational, independent school in La Jolla, California. Rooted in an Episcopal identity and a fidelity to equal opportunity and academic rigor since its founding in 1909, Bishop’s serves 800 students in sixth through twelfth grade. The School fosters the moral and ethical development that will carry students from adolescence to adulthood. Bishop’s faculty members are accomplished in their fields and passionate about teaching young people.
The School’s culture is one in which adults keep the student experience at the center of all decision making and community members commit to the School’s values of integrity, compassion, inclusion, intellect, excellence, and justice. The result is that Bishop’s students receive not only an exceptional education but also develop a strong sense of self, a sense of purpose, and a desire to have a positive impact on the world.
The Bishop’s School is committed to students’ spiritual development through active support of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
The Bishop’s School is seeking a Chief Advancement Officer to deliver strategic plans that will foster productive and positive relationships between Bishop’s constituencies and the School. This role will oversee every aspect of the School’s fundraising program and collaborate closely with the head of school, board of trustees, and other key senior administrators on institutional planning. The CAO will manage a team of nine people responsible for major gifts, annual giving, alumni relations, parent engagement, advancement services, event coordination, and administrative support.
The ideal candidate will possess a genuine commitment to Bishop’s mission and excitement about the impact of philanthropy on students’ lives. They will inspire and generate the support and enthusiasm of others.