Aug 15, 2022

Senior Director of Advancement

  • Servite High School
  • Anaheim, CA, USA
Full time Fundraising

Job Description


  • 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. 

  • Department Management
    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.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to 

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