Director of Development Back to Jobs

Position Available – Director of Development, Vancouver Christian School

Who We Are
Vancouver Christian School is a large, diverse K-12 school located in Vancouver, British Columbia. A vibrant and close-knit community of 800 students, VCS is a proud leader in Christian education celebrating 70 years of history in the region. From the early days of our Christian Reformed roots to the building of a new, modern campus in the heart of Vancouver, VCS is dedicated to preparing students for a life of transformation and service through excellent, Christ-centred education.

Contributing to an exciting future
To support the continued growth and vision of the school, we are seeking a dynamic, experienced development professional to serve as our new Director of Development commencing in the 2020/21 school year. Reporting to the Superintendent, the Director of Development will be an integral part of the school’s leadership team and will drive a culture of giving and community building through the design and implementation of effective fundraising and stewardship initiatives.

To serve in this role, your genuine belief and enthusiasm in Christian education will support your successful engagement with present and prospective donors to contribute to the financial health of the school through annual opportunities for giving, major gifts, grants and events that bring together the community. Your experience and skill in developing annual and multi-year business development plans and strategies will be important components in supporting the long-term goals and vision of the school.

As an ambassador for the school, your excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills will be key assets in making connections and ensuring the success of fundraising campaigns, promotions and communication strategies.

As an experienced development professional, you will bring your strong attention to detail, project management and analytical skills to ensure appropriate donor management, record keeping, reporting and analysis of data and trends to provide accountability and integrity of information and funds.

And finally, this role is ideal for someone who values working within a team of fun, enthusiastic and dedicated people who are passionate about serving the Kingdom through teaching and equipping students for the future.

To be considered for this role, you will have an undergraduate degree or certification in fundraising, marketing, communications or a related discipline; or equivalent training and experience. Holding the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation is an asset.

Ideally, your minimum of 6 years’ experience in a range of fundraising, business development, event planning / marketing activities in an educational setting, Christian organisation, or related charitable organisation will equip you well for this role.

Most importantly, you will be able to demonstrate your commitment to a Christ-centred life through your involvement in your faith community and your understanding and acknowledgement of the mission, vision and community standards of VCS.

To express your interest in the Director of Development role, please forward your cover letter, resume and any supporting documentation to: by May 30, 2020. If you have any questions about the role or would like to receive a copy of the Job Description, please contact us at the above email address.

While we appreciate your interest in Vancouver Christian School, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.