Durham Academy provides students from pre-k through 12th grade with an education that will enable them to live moral, happy, and productive lives. The DA experience provides a foundation built not only on academic excellence but also world view infused with empathy, kindness, integrity, responsibility, and courage for a life filled with curiosity, engagement, authenticity, joy, and balance, and a future forged with creativity, drive, resilience, generosity, and wisdom. DA is an extraordinary philanthropic community willing to support dedicated faculty and talented students. This fall, DA will publicly launch the most ambitious capital campaign in the school’s history.
Durham Academy seeks a Director of Philanthropy to play a critical role in the campaign’s success and advancing DA’s culture of philanthropy. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director provides visionary leadership, day-to-day management, and active execution for Durham Academy’s comprehensive fundraising program, including annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, planned-giving, and constituent relations. The Director is responsible for integrating the school’s mission — to prepare students for moral, happy, productive lives — into all parts of the philanthropy program.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate maturity in the industry through proven campaign experience, strong leadership/management practice, and high-level volunteer engagement.