Company: Foundation Academy

Location: Winter Garden, Florida

DB&A Executive Search is very pleased to announce its partnership with Foundation Academy, located in beautiful Winter Garden, Florida, as we embark on the search for the school’s first Vice President of Development. Founded by First Baptist Church of Winter Garden in 1958 in a beautiful “small town” on the outskirts of Orlando, Foundation Academy has been voted Orlando Style Magazine Reader’s Choice for “Best Private Christian School” three years in a row. Under the passionate leadership of President Buckles and Vice President of Education Grosshans, both serving its highly committed board, FA has been on a consistent growth trajectory over the last six years and is experiencing unprecedented enrollment along with strong financial support.

Currently located on three separate and growing campuses, President Buckles and his retiring Development Director have done excellent work building not only strong major donor relationships but also new parent and alumni engagement initiatives. Prior to Covid, FA carefully planned and prayerfully embarked on a capital campaign. The school’s leadership is now seeking long-term, well qualified fundraising leadership to replace its long-serving Development Director.

The successful candidate will be expected to bring energetic and experienced leadership to not only this one campaign but to the school and community for years to come. FA is being assisted by a professional campaign firm in the strategy and implementation of the campaign, and they remain greatly optimistic about the school’s growth while recognizing Covid’s impact on the greater Orlando economy in 2020. As First Baptist Pastor Tim Grosshans communicated recently, “we are not hiring a new Vice President for this campaign; we are hiring a leader for the next 5 campaigns and all our growth between now and then.”

This opportunity will offer a strong salary based and fantastic tuition assistance programs for highly qualified candidates. This will be a competitive national search, and Foundation Academy is committed to recruiting a uniquely called new leader and FA “family member.”

Further detailed information on this position is available in our Opportunity Profile.

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