Oct 21, 2021

Assistant Director of Development

  • Sacred Heart Academy
  • Hempstead, NY, USA
Full time Fundraising

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Development reports directly to the Director of Development and plays a key role in ensuring fundraising goals are met.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Development to effectively develop and execute annual fund strategies.
  • Help coordinate the annual fund calendar of activities, including solicitations for renewals and upgrading annual gifts.
  • Assist with development and execution of rally campaigns, fiscal year end and calendar year end solicitations.
  • Utilize Raiser’s Edge database to build relationships, discover and research new prospects.
  • Create donor profiles for high-end solicitations
  • Responsible for stewardship major donors and scholarship awards
  • Assist with prospect cultivation when appropriate
  • Work with a network of class ambassadors and affinity based volunteers to fundraise.
  • Draft written and digital solicitation communications.


  • Excellent organization and communication skills, including the ability to connect people with one another.
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, via phone, over Zoom or through written communication.
  • Works well alone as well as under direct supervision.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • Commitment to SHA’s mission
  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge, experience in Research Point a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets
  • Familiarity with online giving platform, GiveCampus
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

About Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to the intellectual and personal growth of young women. A focus on the specific needs of young women creates a unique environment that both challenges and nurtures students to help them discover and achieve their full potential. Offering many opportunities for success, Sacred Heart Academy provides rigorous academics, varied extracurricular activities, and religious values that nourish mind, body, and soul. The result is the development of purposeful and successful women who “lead with heart” and are ready for life’s challenges.

Rooted in the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the school’s dedicated teachers and administrators have made Sacred Heart an outstanding Catholic college preparatory school for young women on Long Island.

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