- Acts as a role model of professionalism in a Catholic environment.
- Supports the philosophy, policies and goals of the school, as well as the decisions made by the Board of Directors and Administrators.
- Insures the health, safety and welfare of all students.
- Holds in strict confidence all matters pertaining to the school.
- Adheres to all policies and procedures as outlined in the Parent/Student Handbook and Employee Handbook.
- Attends faculty and administrative meetings as needed.
The Director of Advancement will implement and supervise all aspects of the school’s development and fundraising work. The Director works closely with the President and the Board of Directors to provide leadership for the development program as it builds a strong culture of philanthropy throughout the school community and beyond. The major goal of the Director of Advancement is to design programs of giving that attract the maximum gift support possible for the school. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Possess passion for working in an independent Catholic school environment.
- Create, direct and implement all the fundraising and development strategies of the school.
- Collaborate with the admissions office on PR initiatives and the marketing and communications office to create/produce fund raising-related communication materials to expand and enhance the school’s visibility and reputation.
- Identify, cultivate and solicit select individuals, businesses, and foundations that are prospects for philanthropic support, and be intimately involved in soliciting all levels of gifts.
- Develop professional business resources and relationships in the community to benefit support of the School and its programs.
- Lay the groundwork for creating a robust Alumni program.
- Oversee donor record keeping and reporting systems to ensure accurate tracking of fund raising and accounting.
- Ensure productive working relationships with other school administrators, aligning and integrating advancement work with the other areas of the school.
- Supervise, direct and strongly support SAPA to ensure productive and positive volunteer/school interactions.
- Work closely with the President in implementing development strategies that reflect the mission and strategies of the leadership group.
- Work with the Board of Trustees to foster involvement and understanding of the development process.
- Develop, direct and implement the School’s Annual Fund Campaign, Capital Campaigns, and other Fundraising events.
- Serve as staff liaison and oversee special event committees including the Festival of Knights Committee and Golf Tournament Committee. Provide support and coordinate with other School departments, as needed.
- Attend Volunteer meetings as needed.
- Attend all SAPA Board and general meetings.
- Provide accurate and timely communications to prospects, donors and volunteers.
- Develop and implement appropriate donor/volunteer recognition programs.
- Prepare financial reports to the President and Board of Trustees as required.
- Oversee and manage the department budget.
- Attend Board Meetings when requested.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the President.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Hours: Twelve-month, exempt salaried employee, Schedule A
Reports to: President of the School
This is a full time salary position. Please send cover letter, resume, and references and salary history to our Director of Human Resources, Melissa Vergara at firstname.lastname@example.org.