May 21, 2024

Director of Development

  • Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School
  • Durham, NC, USA
Full time Fundraising

Job Description

Director of Development

Durham, NC

Our client is the Cristo Rey Research Triangle High School in Durham, NC.  They are looking for a mission driven experienced Director of Development to be a part of their amazing team and organization ( ). They are 1 of 39 schools in the Christ Rey Network making a huge difference in the lives of kids from underprivileged areas by providing a high-quality college prep education combined with real life work experience as part of their education.  The numbers are impressive, check them out here:   If you are passionate about Development and fund raising and would like to apply your experience and skills to an organization with meaningful success and demonstrated growth, please read on and let’s talk!



Primary Functions:

  • The Director of Development is responsible for leading the Development and Communications teams to achieve the annual fundraising goal of approximately $2.0 million and external communications.
  • The Director of Development is an experienced major gifts fundraiser, stewarding a portfolio of individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • The Director of Development formulates a dynamic plan to secure new sources of support by accessing and identifying financial needs in the school, researching potential funders, and composing case statements and unique funding proposals.
  • The Director of Development serves as a key liaison to stakeholders including individuals, community organizations, corporations, and foundations invested in Cristo Rey Research Triangle’s success. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 2-3 years minimum experience with demonstrable success in fund raising including major gifts.
  • Passion for the school and her mission.
  • This is a Catholic Organization, being Catholic is not a requirement, but you must at least understand the Catholic focus behind the school’s mission.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and appropriately with staff, donors, volunteers, and prospects.
  • Intermediate knowledge of prospect research process.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Sound judgement
  • Collaborative team member
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail, and able to accept direction and to work independently
  • Maintain the utmost discretion with regard to donor confidentiality and privacy
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and able to learn donor data systems
  • Local travel required, some night and weekend work required
  • Attend all events as support to other staff and volunteers to ensure exceptional execution of special events.


  • Base Salary commensurate with experience.  Let’s confidentially discuss your salary history and your targeted income.
  • Significant potential to grow with the position as the school advances.
  • Full benefit package. 

If this sounds like a great time and fit for you, please contact me directly for a confidential conversation at the contact information below.

Best Regards,  Mark


Mark Crabtree

Managing Partner

303-947-9490 (Cell) 

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