Director of Development
Start Date: ASAP
Coed Day School Grades 2 – 12
240 Students
5461 Louise Avenue Encino, CA

About the School

Westmark School was founded in 1983 as a west coast extension of Landmark School in Massachusetts. In 1997, the school’s name was officially changed to Westmark School and in 2005, the decision was made to become a fully independent school with the goal of having greater flexibility to implement more individualized programming to better serve its students.

Throughout its various incarnations over the last 35+ years, the basic mission and educational philosophy of Westmark has remained the same: to enable students who live with language-based learning differences to successfully pursue their dreams.

Today, Westmark serves 240 students in Grades 2-12. The school is a creative and supportive college preparatory school dedicated to educating, empowering, and celebrating students with distinct learning styles, providing the tools necessary to achieve successful and fulfilling futures.

In 2013, Westmark School was granted a six-year accreditation term from the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). Westmark is the only school of its kind to receive full accreditation from CAIS.

About the Position

Westmark School is seeking an experienced Director of Development with a proven track record of raising funds and managing the many activities of a successful development office in independent schools or similar non-profits. The Director of Development is responsible for providing leadership to the school’s fundraising and constituent relations programs. The Director reports to the Head of School and serves as member of the Senior Administrative Team. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing major gifts, annual giving and foundation relations programs.

  • Developing strategies to strengthen relationships with current parents, grandparents, alumni and alumni parents.

  • Oversee campus events and Raisers Edge database management.

  • Work closely with Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees and key volunteer committees to create a culture of philanthropy.

  • Oversee and manage the Westmark Parent Association (WPA), providing guidance to their committees and community events.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following:

  • A letter of interest

  • Current resume

  • A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)

  • Up to three letters of reference (optional)

Application materials are to be sent via email to:

Marcus Hurlbut, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC, 949-279-3084

Listing Date: January 26, 2022