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Director of Development

Company: Bodine School
Date Posted: July 11, 2017

Director of Development

 Bodine School

Germantown, TN (outside of Memphis)

Bodine School is an independent school just minutes outside of Memphis, TN, for students in grades 1-6 who have been diagnosed with dyslexia or similar difficulties with reading. Bodine's program is designed to focus on early intervention in class sizes of 10 or fewer students. Students attend Bodine School because they display an unexpected difficulty learning to read, write, and spell. To remediate their unique struggles with written language, we offer students an individualized, multi-sensory, research-based approach to instruction known as Orton-Gillingham (O.G.) Bodine School is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Bodine School is a member of the Memphis Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) and the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

Job Description:  The Director of Development shall be responsible for planning, managing, and successfully implementing a program of constituency relations, communication/public relations and fundraising in order to attract increased commitments of time, talent and financial resources from the Board, parents, faculty, alumni, corporations, foundations and other friends of Bodine School.



A minimum of a bachelor’s degree.

Experience with independent school fundraising is preferred but other experience in the field of development and fundraising will be considered.

Strong knowledge of the Memphis market and its philanthropic history and opportunities.

Superior organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Strong leadership skills/a self-starter.

A passion for serving children.

Terms: 12 month contract

Compensation: Competitive

Contact: Mr. John Murphy, Head of School

               Bodine School

               2432 Yester Oaks Dr.

               Germantown, TN 38139

               Phone: (901) 203-3880 or email