Director, Development

Leadership Position

Closing Date: January 12, 2024

Job Term: Full Time

We are seeking an individual who is inspired by our mission and whose beliefs align with our core values of integrity, compassion, inquiry and courage, and reflects our core competencies to join Havergal College as Director, Development. This is a full-time position.

Why Havergal is the Place to Be

Founded in 1894 and located on a beautiful 22-acre campus in midtown Toronto, Canada, Havergal College is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent schools for girls from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. At Havergal College, we believe that great schools are made up of great people. With a rich history spanning over 125 years, we are committed to offering a contemporary liberal arts education, which is rooted in the Anglican tradition. Our mission is to prepare young women to make a difference. Through our outstanding academic and co-curricular programs, and a cohesive and collegial team of faculty and administrative staff, we nurture a culture of capability that fosters self-confidence, leadership, critical thinking and global-mindedness within our students.

We take pride in attracting and retaining highly-qualified faculty and administration staff to ensure that our school remains at the forefront of educational excellence. Join us on this transformative journey of education, working together to empower young women to make a positive difference in our world.

The Position

Havergal College is seeking a highly motivated and experienced fundraising professional to serve as the inaugural Director, Development, as part of the Advancement team. With a mandate to lead, develop and implement comprehensive strategies to raise philanthropic giving, the new Director will join at an exciting time as the school prepares for future growth with plans underway for a significant campaign.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Advancement and managing a team of five, the Director, Development will bring strong demonstrated and effective people and team leadership skills that will serve them well as they assume responsibility for day-to-day operations of the team, directing and managing all aspects of philanthropic giving including special events, annual funds, major gifts, planned giving, corporate giving and foundation giving.

The Director, Development is a fundraising generalist with major gift skills and who has experience managing all stages of the donor engagement cycle, including identification, outreach, cultivation and stewardship.

The Director will coach and mentor a team of high-performing professionals in a fast-paced, complex environment while providing oversight of key tasks, activities and decision points, as well as monitoring the plans, benchmarks, targets and outcomes. With a successful and proven major gift fundraising track record, the Director will also manage a personal portfolio of 25 to 40 prospects and donors with a focus on thoughtful and engaging cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities.

As a strong team leader, the Director will collaborate with Finance, Facilities and Human Resources staff, as well as teaching faculty, to help grow the culture of philanthropy across the school and meet Advancement team objectives and goals.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Jill Anderson, KCI Search + Talent, at [email protected].

Interested candidates should send their resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above no later than January 12, 2024. All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.

Havergal College thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Havergal College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Cathy LeBlanc at 416-483-3519 ext. 6526 or by email at [email protected].