The Institute of Notre Dame (IND), located in the heart of Baltimore, offers a unique educational experience for high school girls. Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), our students are independent young women of strength, compassion and character. IND opened its doors 171 years ago. We share the SSND message of hope, faith and education for all. The urban experience develops our students’ inner strengths, increases their depth of character and prepares them for the “real-world.” Active and meaningful traditions connect our girls to the 11,500 alumnae who came before them. Our unique location in a vibrant, creative city affords our girls many opportunities to learn, work, volunteer and enjoy themselves all over Baltimore and beyond. IND is first in Maryland to offer all three programs developed by Project Lead the Way®, the nation’s top provider of STEM curriculum—Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science. New courses, a new dance studio, arts scholarships and upgrades to our historic auditorium enhance our already popular Visual & Performing Arts Program. With 19 sports teams and over 40 clubs and activities, our girls have many opportunities to pursue interests outside the classroom.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Executive Assistant to the Head of School, Michelle Gahagan at firstname.lastname@example.org . All communication and documentation are to be completed electronically. Phone calls will not be received.
The Director of Development reports directly to the Head of School. The primary responsibility will be building an environment of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for all constituencies, and to enhance the school's mission and strategic initiatives. The Director should be willing to make the “ask," and be willing to work in an environment where collaboration dictates decision-making.
Cultivate, solicit, and steward giving prospects for IND.
Collaborate with the Head of School to identify needs, set annual goals, target strategies and implement effective programs for development fund-raising.
Organize, oversee and conduct regular face-to-face visits with prospects to solicit major gifts and advancing the school relationship with the donor.
Ensure the issuance of acknowledgment of contributions in a timely fashion.
Establish personal contacts with foundations, businesses, philanthropists, alumnae, and parents.
Act as the point person to facilitate meetings with donors, their attorneys and accountants.
Perform all fund-raising in conjunction with the Alumnae Association, IND community, office staff and volunteers.
Attend Board of Trustees and Board Advancement Committee meetings.
Develop an annual Strategic plan for Institutional Advancement.
Assist with IND’s Annual Report.
Other duties as assigned.
5-10 years professional fundraising experience
Proven record of accomplishment requesting major and planned gifts, managing the annual fund program, planning fund raising events and writing grant proposal
Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
Excellent management skills
Experience recruiting and maintaining relationships with donors and volunteers
Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, as required, for special events and meetings
Bachelor’s degree required or Masters preferred with concentration in Fundraising and Philanthropy or certification in Non-Profit Management is preferred. A combination of education/experience will be considered.