Job Description

Chief Development Officer

Officially begins January 2022



Ursuline Academy of Dallas seeks a highly accomplished fundraising professional to partner with the President and Board of Trustees, lead a staff of eight, and build levels of philanthropic support for the school. Reporting to the President, the Chief Development Officer develops, implements, and supervises appropriate fundraising strategies to meet the financial goals of the Academy consistent with the strategic plan. Along with the President, s/he is responsible for strengthening a positive public perception of Ursuline in the community, communicating the mission and objectives of the School, and obtaining the human and financial support necessary to ensure a strong and vibrant future. Strong candidates will have 5+ years of progressive professional experience leading a fund development team. The new CDO will be goal oriented, possess a collaborative working style, embrace the Ursuline mission, and be authentically able to advocate on behalf of the school’s ambitious vision.

In 2018, Ursuline Academy launched The Campaign for Ursuline: Act, Move, Believe. It is Ursuline’s most ambitious fundraising effort to date and seeks to provide $85 million to enhance all aspects of teaching and learning. The new Chief Development Officer will serve as the driving force in bringing this Campaign to its momentous conclusion.

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Applications may be submitted through November 30, 2021. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, résumé, and a list of five (5) references with all contact information to For further information about the position and application procedures, please contact the School’s search consultant at the address below.



Founded in 1874, Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic, college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters. The mission of Ursuline Academy is the total development of the individual student through spiritual formation, intellectual growth, service to others, and building of community.