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Education: K-12 / Independent Schools

Director of Development

The Nueva School
San Francisco Bay Area, California

Since its founding in 1967, the Nueva School, an independent, gender inclusive, pre-K–12 institution, has become a widely recognized leader in the field of education for gifted learners. For over 55 years, it has pioneered new methods, continually evolved its practice, and collaborated widely with leaders and institutions, both in education and in other fields. Its school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.

The Opportunity

In 2022, Nueva completed the largest campaign in school history, surpassing the initial goal and securing more than $120 million for school priorities.  Building upon its recent success and harnessing the philanthropic spirit of a highly engaged parent constituency, Nueva seeks a Director of Development to oversee all aspects of the school’s development program. The Director will bring their deep development experience in an educational setting to implement best-practice approaches, develop sustainable fundraising plans and set strategic goals that are reflective of Nueva’s aspirations for growth.

Reporting to Head of School Lee Fertig and partnering closely with the Board of Trustees’ Development Committee, the Director of Development must be a proven fundraising professional that is adept at building strong relationships with a variety of constituents. They shall also be an adaptable leader with demonstrated experience managing development staff. Ideal candidates will possess a deep appreciation for and contribute to the diversity that is reflected in Nueva’s community. This is a phenomenal opportunity for an individual who values intellectual freedom and curiosity to join a distinctive, mission-driven organization.

The salary range for this position is $165,000 – $215,000.

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