Strategy, Vision, and Leadership
Partner with the President as Christian stewards of all institutional resources. Support and execute the President’s strategic development plan. Be the primary leader responsible for implementing the plan; establish department metrics; maintain short term fundraising goals considering long-term planning; gather and analyze information to make wise strategic and tactical decisions.
Major Donor Relations
Manage a portfolio of select major donors; create individual strategic relationship plans that incorporate the President as needed; attend prospective and major donor meetings; attend relevant events; identify and communicate to the President about ongoing opportunities for cultivation of current and prospective donors; ensure donor intent; develop meaningful gratitude program for all benefactors.
Communications & Marketing
Create and implement an integrated approach to fund development and successfully implement a comprehensive strategy designed to increase the school’s support from the school parent/guardian community, individuals, corporations, foundations, alumni, and other sources. This role is integral in taking the President’s strategic plan and vision and articulating it externally.
Manage the Advancement Team (alumni, events, database, communications, and office manager); model the values and culture of Servite High School to all staff; support and empower a relationally-driven team; establish systems, standards, and objectives for staff; monitor and correct strategic alignment of all staff efforts; facilitate the sharing of resources and best practices across the department; recruit, train, and evaluate staff; maintain a strong sense of team and missional focus.
A practicing Catholic with sound knowledge of the Catholic faith;
A passion for and commitment to the mission of Servite High School;
A strong sense of integrity, poise, confidence, and initiative; and
A disposition of humility and collaboration
Relational, communicative, and visionary
Opportunistic and problem-solving
Systematic and high standards
Skilled writer and proficient proof-reader
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, benefactors, and others in our community
Process-oriented and has a desire to work with cross-functional departments
Ability to take direction, assign work, and take responsibility for its completion
Ability to work independently with minimal or no supervision.
Ability to work cooperatively with others
Ability to accept direction and constructive criticism
Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner
Ability to effectively multitask and manage multiple projects
Ability to maintain consistent attendance and punctuality
*This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.
To successfully perform this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Have at least eight to ten years of professional experience, preferably with school or nonprofit fundraising and major gifts.
Be highly effective in forming trusting relationships with donors, external stakeholders, and colleagues.
Be able to motivate others to galvanize around the mission, academics, and distinct Catholic culture.
Demonstrate an ability to identify needs and areas of opportunity, accompanied with a willingness to take initiative to address them.
Be excellent in delivering clear and compelling content in many forms—written, verbal, visual—to several different audiences.
Possess superior organizational, project-management, and time-management skills to ensure the successful execution of competing deadlines.
Seek the well-being of the mission overall.
The ability to lift 25/50 pounds
The ability to stand/sit for long periods of time
The ability to be mobile for outside conferences, retreats, or fundraising events
The School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability in order to enable them to perform the essential functions of this job.
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