Chief Development Officer

Ursuline Academy of Dallas
October 7, 2021
4900 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX
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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. Campaign priorities are rooted in Ursuline’s 2016 Strategic Roadmap, providing the resources necessary to explore and implement student-centered innovations in curriculum and instruction.  The campaign vision has been met with overwhelming generosity from an active and engaged community. As of late September 2021, more than $73M (84% of $85M goal) has been contributed toward campaign objectives. The new Chief Development Officer will serve as the driving force in bringing this Campaign to its momentous conclusion.



Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women, with enrollment of approximately 860 in grades 9-12. The Academy is the oldest continuously operating school in Dallas, and in 2024 it will celebrate its sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. With a distinguished tradition of academic excellence, innovation, and service, Ursuline educates young women for leadership in a global society.  The commitment to the full development of every girl runs deep at Ursuline, through programs that embrace the cherished and timeless core values of an Ursuline education.

Application Instructions

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.

Karen A. Drawz, Search Consultant

The Education Group


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