Private Secondary School
Director of Development
Background: The Client, a select, co-ed, secondary school with an enrollment of
600 students in grades 9 – 12, chartered The Artisan Group to conduct a search
for a new Director of Development.
The Development function was in need of a significant overhaul. A Capital
Campaign had stalled, annual giving had hit a plateau, and communications to
parents and alumni were inconsistent. The School’s Headmaster and Board of
Trustees had committed to make a significant investment in bolstering all aspects
of the Development and Alumni Relations office.
The Artisan Group was successful in presenting a slate of 3 qualified candidates
for the Client’s consideration. These candidates were interviewed (in addition to
several candidates the Client had secured prior to The Artisan Group’s
involvement with the search).
After two rounds of interviews with the Headmaster and Board Search Committee,
one of the candidates presented by The Artisan Group was presented with an
offer, which was subsequently accepted. This search was completed in 26 days.