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Chief Development Officer

Rawson Saunders School
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 18, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns
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Employment Type
Full Time

Chief Development Officer
Rawson Saunders
Austin, Texas

Lindauer is pleased to partner with Rawson Saunders in its search for a Chief Development Officer.

Rawson Saunders is seeking a Chief Development Officer (CDO). This is an exceptional opportunity for a passionate and experienced development professional to lead and innovate within a school renowned for its transformative approach to dyslexia education.

The CDO will be part of a dedicated team that empowers and inspires students to become confident lifelong learners and extraordinary contributors to the world.

Reporting directly to the Head of School and collaborating with the Rawson Saunders Board of Trustees, the CDO will lead a dynamic development program designed to meet the school's annual fundraising goals and support its strategic vision.

In the role, you will:
• Develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies, including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns.
• Lead the annual giving program, guide the capital campaign, solicit corporate and foundation proposals, and direct special development events.
• Identify and cultivate major donors, building and retaining key donor relationships.
• Oversee all aspects of the development program, from fundraising to alumni relations and volunteer coordination.
• Collaborate with the admissions office and the marketing and communications team to enhance the school's visibility and reputation.

About Rawson Saunders
Founded in 1997 by a group of educators and parents, Rawson Saunders is a premier institution dedicated
to the education of students with dyslexia. The only school of its kind in central Texas and one of the few
in the United States, it is recognized internationally for its excellence. Rawson Saunders employs the
Orton-Gillingham approach, a proven multisensory method tailored to the needs of dyslexic learners.

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