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Director of Advancement

Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) is a not-for-profit, private, independent school located in Aberdeen, Hong Kong. For over 25 years, CDNIS has prided itself on not only being one of the top academic schools in Asia, but one which cultivates internationally-minded global citizens focused on shaping a better world.

CDNIS has highlighted Advancement as a key tenet of its Strategic Plan for the period 2018-21. The School is now seeking a Director of Advancement to lead on developing and implementing an immediate and long-term fundraising programme in order to ensure that adequate resources are available for the School. Based in Hong Kong, the Director will work closely with the Head of School, the Board of Governors, and senior administrators to identify, cultivate, solicit, acknowledge, and recognize contributors from all constituencies of the School. They will spearhead and manage the longer-term development of capital, endowment and scholarship fundraising, while starting up and managing a Development Office and staff.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished networker whose warmth and enthusiasm for the School allows them to build relationships with a highly international range of community stakeholders. A proven leader, they will relish the challenge of building a team which can foster a culture of giving throughout the school community.     

For further information and to submit an application, please contact Shehrazade Zafar-Arif from the executive search firm Society at or on +44 (0) 203 653 0483.

How to Apply

CDNIS is being assisted in this appointment process by the executive search firm Society.  Applications should consist of a CV, ideally accompanied by a brief covering letter addressing the criteria in the Person Specification. To upload these documents via Society’s website, click hereThe deadline for receipt of applications is midday (GMT) on Friday, 11 January 2019.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview during the weeks commencing 21 and 28 January 2019.

An appointment will be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references and criminal record checks.  The appointed candidate will be offered a salary that is commensurate with their experience and the seniority of their new role.