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Director of Development

Catholic Schools Collaborative
California, United States
$65,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing date
Feb 23, 2023

Catholic Schools Collaborative

Position: Director of Development

The Catholic Schools Collaborative (see below) seeks to hire an experienced Director of Development to secure ongoing financial support for our organization. The Director of Development will partner with the Board and Executive Director to set and achieve fundraising goals and cultivate relationships while stewarding past donors and securing new funding streams. You will be an active participant in fundraising activities and maintain a social media presence.

The successful applicant will build lasting relationships with donors and keep them informed on how their financial input is making a difference in the lives of Catholic school students and families. Preferred candidates will be experienced, self-motived, deadline-driven multitaskers with development experience.

For 12 years, the Catholic Schools Collaborative (  has been an architect of impactful partnerships that establish and support multi-school efforts fostering best practices, which can be piloted and replicated, in the areas of academics, operations, parent engagement and social emotional student supports at Catholic PK-8 Grade schools in lower income Los Angeles communities.

Director of Development Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the board of directors to create and implement a fundraising plan targeting foundations and individual gifts above $10,000
  • Write and submit high quality grant proposals, letters of inquiry and reports for programs; assist in the development of grant budgets.
  • Steward existing donors and grow the pipeline of new donors by conducting prospect research to identify prospective donors and create strategies for engagement and solicitation.
  • Manage fundraising and special events.
  • Manage the implementation of development software.

Director of Development Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Fundraising, sales, or business development experience.
  • Experience with fundraising software or similar fundraising database management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent computer research skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications.
  • Proficient with social media platforms.
  • Excellent understanding of development best practices.


Job Type:           Full-time

Pay:                    $65,000 - $85,000

Benefits:  401(k); Dental insurance; Health insurance; Life insurance; Vision insurance

COVID-19 considerations:

All employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment unless they have been approved for an exemption from the vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation for a medical condition or restriction or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Los Angeles, CA 90012


Interested candidates can submit their resume and cover letter to Ellen Holton, Executive Director at

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