Campaign Director, Advancement and Community Engagement - Branksome Hall
Campaign Director, Advancement and Community Engagement
Employment Terms: Full-Time
A leading International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls, Branksome Hall challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world. We encourage students to push boundaries, unleash their imagination and to explore creative solutions to challenges of all sizes and scopes. The world is ever-changing and Branksome Hall places innovation at the forefront in preparing our students for the future and as influential, confident leaders.
Branksome Hall is seeking a Campaign Director to lead, plan, direct and deliver on Branksome Hall’s most ambitious fundraising Campaign in its 118-year history. The Director will help elevate Branksome Hall’s commitment to innovation by leading a comprehensive campaign that will include a new state-of-the art facility that will inspire our community, spark interdisciplinary learning and experimentation, and house the latest in emerging and exponential technology.
What are the brass tacks? Reporting to the Executive Director Advancement and Community Engagement, the Campaign Director will be responsible for the development and direction of Campaign strategies, programs, processes and systems. A natural mentor and leader, the Director will collaborate with the Campaign team, 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 strategy, and overall campaign related responsibilities.
With a passion for making a difference, the Campaign Director will embrace the strong 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 world-renowned, remarkable institution that challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world.
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 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 operational 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 building strong relationships in a close-knit community and will possess an inclusive mindset that builds rapport with colleagues, donors, students, parents and alumnae.
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, 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 benefiting 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.
This year, Branksome Hall raised more than $2.2 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.
Over the last few years, the Annual Appeal program raised about $1 million 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 and 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
To apply for this transformative opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume as soon as possible.
Resumes will be reviewed as they are received and submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.
Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Branksome Hall is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas, and champion diversity in its broadest sense. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.