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Education: K-12 / Independent Schools

Chief Advancement Officer

Georgetown Day School Washington, DC

Established in 1945 to empower students to cultivate a love for learning and effect change, Georgetown Day School (GDS) fosters joyful educational experiences, meaningful challenges, and global engagement. GDS opened as the first integrated school in Washington, DC, and it continues to advance the values that guided the School in its earliest years.

GDS values every individual within its diverse community, aiming to provide a supportive educational environment where teachers nurture intellectual, creative, and physical abilities while promoting character and empathy. Starting from early grades, students are encouraged to wonder, inquire, and develop self-reliance, laying the foundation for lifelong learning.

The Opportunity

Georgetown Day School is in search of a Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) to play a crucial role in a new strategic planning effort that will lead the institution forward. This seasoned professional will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising, external relations, and communications to build and strengthen philanthropic support for one of Washington, DC’s most historic pre-K – 12 schools.

As a leader of GDS, the CAO will work in close partnership with the Head of School to craft strategic fundraising plans that both reflect and fuel the School’s aspirations for growth.

The ideal candidate will find success in this position through proven campaign experience, strong leadership and management practice, and high-level volunteer engagement.  Drawing on this set of experience and competencies, the CAO will leave their mark on an innovative learning community that GDS has been nurturing for more than 75 years.

To Learn More and Nominate Qualified Candidates


Faith Montgomery

Vice President and Managing Director

Alexandra Barber


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