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Associate Director, Annual Giving $70,000 – $80,000

La Reina (Thousand Oaks)






Salary range for this position $70,000 – $80,000 annually.

The Associate Director, Annual Giving works closely with the Director of Philanthropy & Communications and plays a key role in ensuring La Reina achieves its fundraising goals by:

  • Providing leadership for the La Reina Fund – the school’s annual giving program — currently a nine-phase, year-long solicitation strategy with the goal of increasing total giving as well as parent and alumnae participation.
  • Supporting the Director of Philanthropy by helping identify and qualify prospective major donors, both individuals and foundations, and developing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
  • Working in concert with the Associate Director of Alumnae Relations to develop and nurture the mutually supportive relationship between La Reina and its alumnae, with the goal of strengthening the bond between alumnae and the school to advance La Reina’s overall fundraising goals and priorities.
  • Implementing a full range of tasks associated with operating the Philanthropy and Communication Department’s Raiser’s Edge NXT database, GiveCampus platform, wealth screening and other technological tools.
  • Assisting with special events, and other department projects.


Position requires the ability to:

  • Partner effectively with colleagues to implement a comprehensive philanthropy plan that works toward the goal of all constituents giving as generously as possible within their means, to support La Reina’s mission.
  • Continue to refine and manage targeted strategies within the La Reina Fund annual giving campaign – currently a nine phase, year-long fundraising strategy.
  • Lead the school’s digital fundraising including Regents Day of Giving, and Giving Tuesday, with a focus on growth by increasing opportunities for donor engagement.
  • Manage Raiser’s Edge database, update donor information, produce and analyze reports.
  • Manage departmental operations including the gift processing system and preparation of acknowledgment letters ensuring highest level of stewardship and confidentiality for donors to the school.
  • Prepare prospect research.
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Director of Philanthropy & Communications.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years proven track record of success in fundraising.
  • Creative and innovative thinker; problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills specifically including writing for fundraising purposes.
  • Enjoys working independently and well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills including experience planning and managing multiple projects and timelines.
  • Experience planning and managing small to mid-size donor cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising events.
  • Ability to plan and execute alumnae program including events such as the annual class reunion that takes place in August.
  • Demonstrated success building relationships with organizational constituents including donors, volunteers, and colleagues.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge constituent management system required.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Canva, as well as fundraising technology for schools, such as GiveCampus.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Karen Starleaf, Director of Philanthropy and Communications, at

As an employee with La Reina, the Associate Director, Annual Giving will enjoy a competitive employee benefits program, including medical, dental and vision coverage; 401k retirement plan; voluntary supplemental life and disability coverages; and paid time off.

Equal Opportunity Employer

La Reina High School & Middle School is an equal-opportunity employer. However, as a Sisters of Notre Dame institution organized as a California Nonprofit Religious Corporation, the School reserves the right to make employment decisions based on principles of Catholic moral teaching, religious preferences and other religious needs, criteria, policies, and standards. Within that condition, La Reina is committed to fostering a supportive workplace which includes providing equal opportunity in employment for all people without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity or expression physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or genetic characteristics, veteran status, uniformed service or other protected status in accordance with state and federal laws.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

La Reina (Thousand Oaks)

106 W Janss Rd

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360