Back to Job Board

Director of Development

Faith Christian School

3585 Buck Mountain Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24018

Position Description

The Director of Development will have the opportunity to build on the school’s already strong development history. That history includes generosity among our constituents as well as a supportive and encouraging culture.

Responsibilities for this position include the planning, oversight, and execution of all aspects of fundraising, event planning, and alumni and donor engagement. The Director of Development will work directly with the Board Development Committee, which supports all functions of the position, and he or she will sit on the administrative team.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Spiritual / General Qualifications

  • Prioritizes personal relationship with Christ, a strong devotional life, and openness to the work and guidance of the Holy Spirit
  • Understands and actively promotes the mission and vision of Faith Christian School as a distinctly Christian classical school
  • Works to establish strong ties with fellow administrators, faculty, families, students, and alumni by actively seeking ways to participate in the community
  • Cultivates and stewards relationships with donors, prospects, and alumni to enhance engagement and secure philanthropic support
    Maintains a strict level of confidentiality on all matters related to the position and school.
  • Development
    1. Plans and coordinates all fundraising activities to reach identified goals.  Methods would include, but not be limited to:
  • segmentation of constituents to direct resources as appropriate
  • Annual Bridge Fund appeals, year-end appeals, targeted appeals by constituent groups (e.g., grandparents) or by project (e.g., science equipment)
  • setting and implementing strategy to maximize effectiveness of friendraising and fundraising goals and activities, prioritizing personal meetings as aligned with overall strategy
  • appropriate direct participation in distinct fundraising activities: Project Faith, Annual Auction, Special designated project fundraising (e.g, Bus, Security, Academic programs, Athletics, etc.), Endowment, Employee appeal
  • Capital Campaigns, as needed
  • Renewanation program (Tax Credit Program)
  • presentations during designated times (e.g., New Parent Meeting, Back to School, State of the School, etc.)
  • maintaining and continually updating constituent database to ensure accurate information

2.  Oversees Alumni Relations Coordinator and Alumni Board   fundraising

3.  Maintains contact with and develops grant proposals for foundations

4.  Develops and maintains corporate relationships

5.  Collaborates with the Head of School on major gifts

6.  Pursues opportunities for personal and professional development

7.  Prepares board reports related to position


  • Coordinates/approves all internal fundraising activities to ensure coordination and consistency (often related to fundraising by student organizations and/or parents)
  • Manages all budgets related to the position in coordination with the Director of Finance
  • Manages direct reports (Events Coordinator, Alumni Relations Coordinator, assistant)
  • Recruits volunteers as benefits other goals

Special Projects

  • Supports Roanoke Valley Leadership Series as appropriate
  • Seeks opportunities for visibility in the community
  • Develops a robust, sustainable planned giving program

Special considerations

  • Should be comfortable lifting up to 30 pounds

Other duties as assigned

To apply for this job email your details to