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Director of Advancement and Alumnae Engagement

Notre Dame Academy Girls’ High School (West LA) (Los Angeles)






Position Summary

The Director of Advancement and Alumnae Engagement of Notre Dame Academy has the primary responsibility for achieving the advancement goals for NDA high school by engaging NDA constituents and stakeholders in the financial health of NDA. The Director establishes long-lasting relationships with existing donors, potential donors, corporations, foundations and new prospects by promoting NDA’s mission and invites them to partner with NDA in the education of young women today and in the future. The Director solicits for donations, major gifts, estate planning, scholarship endowment, scholarship funding and future capital projects.

Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead advancement efforts by designing short and long-range plans and objectives, setting fundraising goals and engaging alumnae, parents, past parents, foundations and corporate partners
  • Proactively steward all relationships
  • Partner with President to promote the mission and the vision of NDA
  • Work with Board members and advancement committee to reinforce their giving and assist in broadening our constituent base via their outreach
  • Plan and analyze programs and ‘asks’, research new foundations, corporate funders and partnerships
  • Board committee work, budgets, software/data collections, thank you outreach
  • Lead re-engagement efforts
  • Plan campaigns around annual fund and tuition assistance initiatives
  • Act as Director of Alumnae Engagement
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive and systematic annual plan for alumnae engagement to include strategies, initiatives and programs
  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumnae locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally
  • Plan, implement, and promote alumnae engagement programs
  • Plan, organize, and execute all alumnae events including reunions, regional and local alum gatherings and new events to be developed especially networking for alumnae
  • Manage alumnae engagement networking platform
  • Model the values of and support the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Support building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Supervise 1-5 staff members

Notre Dame Academy in West Los Angeles is a private, all-girls, Catholic high school founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1949. Devoted to educating young women to make a difference, Notre Dame Academy nurtures the development of the whole person by recognizing the dignity, uniqueness, and potential of each student. We challenge our graduates to be women of faith, academic excellence, vision, leadership, service, and compassion. In support of the educational principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame, we aim for all of our faculty, staff, and administrators to be learners, experts, and community builders. We are committed to providing a diverse and equitable learning environment and workplace for students and employees who are Black, indigenous, and people of color. Learn more about our community at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to assume
responsibilities of this exciting advancement leadership opportunity as soon as possible.

Application Procedure
To apply, please submit the following materials, confidentially and as separate PDF attachments in one
email to Michael Furey. Please include Notre Dame Academy High School LA in subject field.

• Letter of Interest that aligns your experiences and skill sets with the current needs of the school as you understand them.
• Current resume with all appropriate dates included.
• List of five references including name, relationship, address, phone number and email address. No references will be contacted without your knowledge and approval.

Michael Furey, Partner

Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions, LLC

Mobile: (570) 730-2655



  • Proficiency at event planning and marketing
  • Strong project management skills to develop project plans, coordinate projects, communicate changes and progress, complete projects on time and within budget, and manage project team activities
  • Strong planning and organizing skills to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently, set goals and objectives, organize or schedule other people and tasks
  • Demonstrated commitment to Catholic Education and the mission and values of NDA
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills to focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas; and trying new things
  • Strong delegation skills to match responsibility to the person, give authority to work independently; set expectations and monitor delegated activities; provide recognition for results; and delegate to volunteers as well as staff members
  • Strong leadership skills to lead and support various volunteer committees; exhibit confidence in self and others; inspire and motivate others to perform well; effectively influence actions and opinions of others; accept feedback from others; and give appropriate recognition to others
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Strong competency for managing multiple tasks and meeting multiple deadlines
  • Proficiency in a design platform (Adobe, Print Shop, Canva) as well as Word Merges, Google Drive, and Excel
  • Knowledge of grant writing and procurement

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Minimum one to three years of development experience
  • Have effectively designed and implemented annual and planned giving programs
  • Successful cultivation and solicitation of major donors
  • Effective management of capital campaigns

Information/Application Contact

Notre Dame Academy Girls’ High School (West LA) (Los Angeles)

2851 Overland Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90064