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Diretor of Developmen

Director of Development

Located in the heart of historic Greenwood Park in Des Moines, Bergman Academy is a secular, non-profit, accredited independent school providing preschool through eighth-grade education. With over 300 enrolled students, Bergman Academy students are encouraged to develop a love of learning, kindness and compassion, a respect for the natural world, independence and a strong understanding of self, combined with the pursuit of excellence, collaboration, global perspective, and a commitment to others.


Bergman Academy seeks an experienced professional to lead its development efforts. The Director of Development will serve as a part of the Leadership Team and have responsibility for ongoing fundraising and special event activities.


Key tasks will include managing and soliciting gifts for the Annual Fund, planning and executing larger-scale campaigns, organizing special fundraising events, cultivating donors throughout the Bergman Academy community, and nurturing our alumni base. The Director of Development reports directly to the Head of School, working closely with the Leadership Team and Board of Trustees as well.


Candidates should possess a B.A. degree, three or more years of non-profit fundraising experience, excellent written and oral communications skills, be highly organized and detail oriented, enjoy students and families, and be a team player.


Bergman is an equal opportunity employer, and we are eager to consider applications from candidates who will add to the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our school. Statement of non-discrimination.


Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume to Christie Stover, Head of School, at

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