Palo Alto, CA

Director of Development

m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Palo Alto University in the search for a entrepreneurial, hands-on Director of Development to lead the strategy for diversifying contributed revenue and to create a scalable infrastructure that supports growth. For more information, please review the complete Position Description.

Palo Alto University (PAU) is an accredited, private, non-profit university offering students undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in the fields of psychology and counseling. As a unique, highly focused institution of higher education, PAU is dedicated to advancing knowledge through rigorous research and scholarship, producing outstanding professionals, innovators and leaders, and achieving pedagogical excellence. It’s a robust learning community with an unwavering commitment to diversity and to improving the human condition.

The Development function is a start-up and the new Director will lead the creation of a fundraising strategy and develop the processes, database and approaches so that PAU is well-positioned to compete in Silicon Valley philanthropic circles. The role requires someone with broad-based knowledge and experience who can draw on best practices to set PAU on a path for increased contributed revenue and a future,fully functioning higher education advancement office. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Director provides leadership, management and coordination for all PAU’s individual and institutional fundraising efforts. PAU’s budget is approximately $33 million with approximately 1% earned from contributed revenue.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman or Patrick Salazar at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.