Chaminade College Preparatory School, an independent, Catholic school, is dedicated to developing the inherent spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical potential of young men in middle and high school. We hire dedicated people who are passionate about student learning and working in a collaborative environment.
This senior-level position of Director of Advancement relates to and interacts with a wide range of contacts both within and outside the Chaminade community. The Director is responsible for creating an integrated development and alumni relations plan, leading the organization’s fundraising efforts and implementing a marketing plan in support of these initiatives.
The Director of Advancement is specifically responsible for:
Creates the strategic vision for engaging constituents, educating them on the Chaminade mission, and turning them into a supporter of Chaminade College Preparatory School
Builds strong relationships through personal meetings, events, and other activities for the purpose of increasing engagement.
Provides day to day management while leading and inspiring the Advancement staff
Leads the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects
Responsible for moving donors into and through a pipeline of annual, major and planned gifts, while engaging the appropriate colleagues in the process
Collaborates with the Advancement staff on the development and implementation of fundraising strategies for the Chaminade Fund; the named scholarship program, fundraising events and planned giving efforts
Directs the creation of a communication strategy designed to keep the internal and external audience informed of Chaminade’s activities and accomplishments.
Cultivates in-kind donations as needed to support programming
Secures Chaminade Corporate Champions (C3) event-related sponsorships
Collaborates with team on post-event evaluation and adjusts accordingly
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with school administration, faculty and staff and develops a broad understanding of school-level priorities
Participates in the planning and implementation of the school's budget, its strategic planning process and the advancement program
Prepares and oversees the budgets of the Advancement Office in collaboration with the staff
A minimum of 10-years’ experience with a record of fundraising success and increasing responsibilities in various areas of development and alumni relations.
Ability to meet fundraising performance benchmarks
Ability to analyze opportunities then develop a strategy and lead the team to execute
Must be a self-starter, able to handle several projects at the same time and perform well with minimum supervision
Must demonstrate ability to think independently and exercise sound judgment
Exceptional interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to build relationships with donors
Experience maintaining good relationships with all departments and all levels of staff and management.
Experienced at effectively handling confidential and highly sensitive information
Superior organizational skills
Detail oriented, logical, and possess strong critical thinking skills
Exceptional communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, written) and active listening skills
Software proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required; knowledge and experience with Raiser’s Edge is strongly preferred
Preference given to a practicing Roman Catholic
Self-confident and secure
Proactive, with a sense of urgency
Unquestioned integrity and personal values
A team player
Able to travel occasionally overnight
Bachelor’s degree in business, communications or applicable field required; master's degree preferred
CFRE certification preferred
About Chaminade College Preparatory School
Chaminade College Preparatory School, an independent, Catholic Day and Resident school, sponsored by the Marianist Province of the United States, is dedicated to developing the inherent spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical potential of young men in Sixth through Twelfth Grade so they are prepared for success in college and life and ultimately become the men the world needs them to be.