Cathedral School (NCS) is an independent Episcopal college preparatory school
for girls grades 4-12, located on the grounds of the Washington National
Cathedral in Washington, DC. Founded in 1900, the school is dedicated to
offering young women the opportunity to grow and learn in a spiritual community
that honors people of all faiths, nurtures each community member, and values
service to others. Diversity is a significant priority of the school,
with 39% of the population composed of students of color. NCS provides a
stimulating academic life for its students, encouraging intellectual curiosity
and artistic, athletic and personal growth.
2016 NCS completed the $56m Educating Women for the World Campaign, having
raised $25m in a Centennial Campaign that concluded in 2003. These campaigns
transformed the physical infrastructure of the school. The school’s endowment
is now valued at $29m and is the current fundraising priority. There is much
potential for philanthropic support to endow existing programs and exciting
initiatives identified in the developing 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. In recent
constituent surveys the overwhelming majority of alumnae cited their NCS
experience as transformational, and a similar proportion of parents recognized
NCS for its excellent teaching.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Senior Associate Director of Development will lead the school’s Annual Giving, Alumnae Relations, and Parent Relations programs. The Senior Associate Director will also be responsible for cultivating a portfolio of major gifts and high-level Annual Fund gifts. The successful candidate will be a goal-oriented, strategic thinker who would thrive in a dynamic, collaborative, and results-driven environment. Demonstrated fundraising success is required; management experience is preferred.