Director of Leadership Giving

Staff / Full-Time

Moses Brown School, Providence, RI

TitleDirector of Leadership Giving

Department: Advancement

Supervisor: Director of Advancement

Status: Exempt, Full-Time 

Moses Brown is a 238-year-old co-educational independent day school enrolling 791 students, nursery through twelfth grade. A Friends school, MB exists to inspire children to reach their full intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an Inner Light in each person that is worthy of dignity and respect. We consider simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences to be paramount in helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their identity and mission in the world. In its hiring practices, Moses Brown does not discriminate and seeks to maximize the diversity of the school in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language.


Purpose/Objective: Reporting to the Director of Advancement (DOA) and working closely with the Assistant Head of School, and the Head of School, the Director of Leadership Giving (DLG) serves as a key leader, strategist, and senior fundraiser in the Advancement Office, contributing to the design and implementation of a multi-year strategy focused on securing new and increased contributions to meet the school’s fundraising goals and objectives.


Major Responsibilities: 

  • Contributes to the design and implementation of short- and long-term fundraising goals and strategy, assisting the DOA with related oversight and management
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of approximately 200 high-net-worth individuals, establishing long-term donor relationships and securing six- and seven-figure gifts as well as annual fund leadership gifts
  • Strives to travel 50 percent of the time, aiming for 10–15 prospect visits per month; organizes and staffs fundraising visits with the Head of School, as appropriate  
  • Partners with the DOA to oversee the management of major gift prospects and strategy, providing colleagues with leadership and guidance related to major gifts, including planned gifts
  • Contributes to the development of effective fundraising messaging and materials, collaborating with the Directors of Advancement, Communications, and Community Engagement as appropriate; prepares reports, briefings, correspondence, proposals, and related documents
  • Identifies and creates strategic opportunities that effectively utilize the Head of School, Board leadership, the Director of Advancement, and other administrators, faculty, staff, and key volunteers to advance relationships and inspire gifts of a lifetime 
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the Advancement team and participates in engagement events and programs throughout the year
  • Additional duties as assigned

Skills, Knowledge, Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a variety of constituencies, including the senior administrative team, Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, alumni, parents, and friends of the school
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong computer skills, and proficiency with development software systems (familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software a plus)
  • Commitment to Moses Brown’s mission, including its focus on access and inclusion, and the ability to communicate this mission effectively to constituents
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50 percent of the time and work evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to pass a background check


  • Bachelor’s degree required



  • Five to seven years of experience in the development field, preferably in the independent school or college/university setting
  • A minimum of five years of experience in a fundraising role, with demonstrated success soliciting and closing gifts at the five- and six-figure levels



Compensation is competitive and based on education and number of years of experience. The school offers a competitive package of benefits to its faculty and staff, including vacation, occasional absence days, health insurance, and retirement plan.


Moses Brown School is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Candidates should send a statement of interest and resume to with “Director of Leadership Giving” in the subject line. 

Moses Brown School

Providence, RI
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender