Director of Advancement

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
Educational Leadership
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility

Please download the opportunity statement, which contains information on Live Oak School and the position, as well as required application materials to prepare in advance.  All applications must be submitted online. Please review the How to Apply section below for further application instructions.


Live Oak School, a K-8 independent school in the heart of urban San Francisco, believes that the best learning happens when students are actively engaged in the process —thinking deeply, exploring ideas, and trying on strategies for solving problems. The school’s approach to teaching and learning is deeply rooted in progressive tradition and informed by contemporary research. Live Oak anchors its instructional program around the students as individual learners, determined to prepare them for the opportunities that will define the lives of graduates in the twenty-first century.

Now, Live Oak seeks a director of advancement to oversee a mission-critical department that drives the philanthropic and community outreach initiatives of the school. The current director, who has been at Live Oak since 2008, has led multiple successful fundraising endeavors — including a $5M capital campaign several years ago and a $2M 50th Year Campaign this year to fund operating expenses and grow the school's Future Fund. The next director will inherit a dedicated and talented team comprising an advancement associate and a director of communications. The school is laying the foundation for another major capital campaign, which the next director will be able to shape from the ground up. The director of advancement will start July 1 and report to the head of school.


  • Applications Accepted Starting: April 7, 2022
  • Application Deadline: May 4, 2022
  • Remote Semifinal Round: Week of May 9
  • On-site Final Round: Week of May 16
  • Decision Announced: May 31, 2022
  • Start Date: July 1, 2022

How to Apply

  1. If you have not done so already, download the opportunity statement.
  2. Prepare your application materials, which are described on the last page of the opportunity statement.
  3. Click on Apply Now, which will take you to our application portal on Ed Tech Recruiting, where all applications will be processed.
  4. Follow the instructions on that application portal page to upload your documents.
  5. Be sure to submit your application prior to the deadline: May 4, 2022.

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