Advancement and Community Engagement (ACE)

Full-time, 5-year contract

The Opportunity
Branksome Hall is excited to be launching a new major fundraising initiative. We are seeking a Campaign Director to plan, direct and deliver the forthcoming Campaign for Director will be responsible for the development and direction of Campaign strategies, programs, processes and systems.

Campaign Director, Advancement and Community Engagement
Reporting to the Executive Director Advancement and Community Engagement, the Campaign Director will mentor, supervise and collaborate with the Associate Director of Development and other fundraising staff, while engaging and managing the volunteers associated with the Campaign and other fundraising initiatives. In addition, the Campaign Director will act as a key advisor and support to the Principal and Executive Director with respect to Campaign related responsibilities.

The Campaign Director will embrace the sense of community at Branksome, and will work in partnership with various areas across the School. Motivated by the opportunity to help empower young women, the Campaign Director will be excited to join a relevant, remarkable institution that challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world.

Ideal Candidate
An experienced and engaging leader, the ideal candidate will be a focused self-starter who is committed to excellence. With strong and progressive major gift fundraising experience, the successful candidate will have practical experience in campaign planning and execution, ideally at each stage from conception to celebration. The new incumbent will excel at both managing projects and developing relationships. With an ability to see the big picture through a strategic lens, the Campaign Director will also be able to focus at the microscopic level exercising precise attention to detail and crisp efficiency.

Thoughtful and flexible, the ideal Candidate will have a reputation for exceptional planning and strong follow-through, good judgement, and collaborative decision-making. Talented at balancing internal and external responsibilities, the Campaign Director will take pride in delivering on high expectations, and on focusing and motivating the team to reach the campaign goal.

The Campaign Director will have a genuine passion for and interest in girls education, truly believing in the vision, mission and values of Branksome Hall. Naturally curious with an affinity for learning, the Campaign Director will be at ease in a close-knit community and will possess an inclusive mindset that builds rapport with colleagues, donors, students, parents and alumnae alike. Warm and engaging, the ideal candidate will bring leadership maturity and the ability to be self-reflective, empathetic, and respectful.

With outstanding interpersonal and leadership abilities, balanced by a keen sense of diplomacy, the successful candidate will understand the importance of inspiring, developing and supporting people, volunteers and staff alike, to do their very best work. Leading through example and mentorship, the Campaign Director will be highly collaborative and willing to learn from and share knowledge with others.

About Advancement At Branksome Hall
Thanks to the generosity of Branksome parents, alumnae, grandparents, employees and other friends, Branksome Hall is a leading and innovative institution. Community giving has a positive and direct impact on all areas of Branksome, from innovative academic and co-curricular programs to world-class facilities and life-changing student financial assistance offerings.

• In 2015, we opened our award-winning Athletics and Wellness Centre, built thanks to the generosity of our donors who contributed over $15 million through our Branksome Becomes campaign. Students are now benefitting from our two saltwater swimming pools, yoga and dance studios, rowing centre, multi-purpose gym, high-performance fitness centre, as well as a bright dining hall and outdoor terraces.
• Last year, Branksome Hall raised more than $1.6 million. Many community members choose to make major gifts in support of particular school projects or campaigns. Gifts of this magnitude can be pledged over multiple years, typically ranging from $25,000 to those in the seven-figures.
• In 2017-18, the Annual Appeal raised over $1 million from 905 donors in support of facilities, programs, technology and equipment, and student financial assistance.
• The 10 Elm Society recognizes donors who have chosen to make a legacy gift to Branksome. Legacy gifts include bequests, gifts of life insurance, and other vehicles types of planned gifts. Moving forward, the Campaign for Branksome Hall will focus initially on a capital project that will allow Branksome to provide students with state-of-the-art and innovative learning environments.

For More Information
For more information about this opportunity, please contact Tara George, Partner/Lead, KCI Search + Talent or Joanna Gray, KCI Search Consultant at
Candidate submissions will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email resume and letter of interest to the email address above.

Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.

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