Advancement Director

Damien High School in La Verne, a Catholic all-boys college preparatory distinguished for its academic and athletic accomplishments, seeks a Director of Advancement to design and lead a strategic advancement program. The position reports to a newly-appointed President, the first lay chief executive in the school’s 60-year history. The Director will work closely with the Principal and the school’s Consultative Board of Directors. He/she will supervise a current staff of three working in alumni relations, corporate/foundation relations, and records management. Damien has more than 12,000 supportive alumni.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in a comprehensive non-profit fundraising program, personally asking for gifts and directing the activities of leadership in solicitations
  • Ability to use office database, computers and software to track and identify existing and potential donor opportunities
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and participate in overnight travel 
The ideal candidate will have experience supervising the work of others, managing a successful capital campaign, and working within the Catholic tradition of education.
Damien will provide a competitive salary coupled with a generous benefits package from the Archdiocese. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest with resume to Joseph Siegmund PhD ’86, President, Damien High School  ( The Position will remain open until filled. 
Damien High School was established in 1959 by the Sacred Hearts Fathers and is named for St. Damien of the Molokai, a member of that order. The school is operated through the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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