Jun 30, 2020

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

  • Archbishop Hoban High School
Full time Fundraising

Job Description

Position: Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Position Summary: Archbishop Hoban High School seeks an entrepreneurial executive to join its leadership team as Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VPIA). This full-time position, which reports directly to the President, is responsible for developing strategic relationships with school leadership, faculty, staff, and all constituent groups to advance the culture of philanthropy at Hoban. The VPIA is the primary strategic architect of a comprehensive program for institutional growth in fundraising; constituent relationship development; data management and analysis; marketing, branding, and communications. The position has direct oversight for growing revenue-generating activity across campus to ensure a viable and sustainable future for the school. Hoban has so much to be proud of; and the new VPIA will help accentuate that message, enhance the school’s visibility, and build upon its strong reputation.

 Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide visionary leadership and strategic direction for the advancement program and manage all fundraising initiatives for the annual fund, alumni/parent engagements, capital improvements, financial aid, estate and planned giving, and the endowment.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive advancement and constituent relations program that broadens Hoban’s donor base and progressively increases revenue generation. Work closely with the President and the Advancement Committee to set clearly-defined and data-driven fundraising goals.
  • Coordinate with the President’s Office to maximize School leadership’s time and attention on external relations activities and fundraising priorities.
  • Develop and maintain a yearly calendar and timetable for annual giving, special events, donor relations, corporate and foundation relations, and planned giving.
  • Structure advancement office positions and hire according to industry best practices and appropriate to the changing face of philanthropy.
  • Lead and mentor talented advancement team members who are focused on the ultimate goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement and revenue-generating outcomes. Ensure appropriate assignments of projects and adequate support for performance of duties. Measure progress of all fundraising objectives and evaluate staff based on key performance indicators.
  • Organize and direct the process of donor management through qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; play a hands-on role in each stage for all in the portfolio.
  • Communicate the need for funding beyond tuition and the extensive benefits of supporting Hoban’s mission and operations through unrestricted annual giving.
  • Implement and solicit support for financial aid and outright gifts in support of the long-term growth of the endowment.
  • Implement and solicit support for financial aid and outright gifts in support and long-term growth of the endowment to assist the School in meeting its development goal of providing affordable, excellent education in the tradition of Holy Cross.
  • Foster a spirit of union among alumni; sustain an effective relationship between Hoban and its alumni through engagement opportunities and events.
  • Oversee the strategy and output of the institutional marketing and communications team and is responsible for a strong and vibrant public and internal profile. Coordinate appropriate communications with all parts of the school community regarding the activities and progress of the advancement program.
  • Prepare and monitor the annual budgets for advancement and marketing; report regularly to the Board of Directors on progress in fundraising and endowment growth.


  • Commitment to Hoban’s mission as a Catholic, college preparatory school in the tradition of Holy Cross.
  • Expertise in the key components of a strategic, comprehensive advancement program.
  • Proficiency in advancement best practices and current with solicitation trends.
  • A proven track record of major gift fundraising and successful outreach activity.
  • Ability to match school needs with the philanthropic passions and goals of benefactors.
  • Intimate knowledge of prospect research and management.
  • An understanding of planned giving instruments and endowment protocols.
  • Significant experience and success in office and personnel management.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel extensively.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 to 7 years of development experience in a non-profit setting.
  • 2 to 3 years of direct management experience.
  • Independent school fundraising experience a plus.
  • Some accounting experience and ability to develop and interpret financial statements.
  • Familiarity with donor and prospect management software, particularly Raiser’s Edge.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Highly competitive and commensurate with experience.
  • 12-month salaried position.
  • Anticipated start date on or about July, 1st
  • Comprehensive benefits package; medical, dental, vision and life insurance (effective date of hire), vacation, sick and personal time, 401k match and additional school contribution.


We invite qualified candidates to consider becoming part of our community by completing an online application and to include a cover letter, resume, and demonstrative examples of fundraising successes on www.hoban.org. Posting will remain open until filled.


Our Mission:

We are a Catholic high school in the Holy Cross Tradition. We celebrate our diversity, value each person and welcome one another with the hospitality of Christ. As a family of learners, anchored in gospel values, we empower each other to grow spiritually, develop intellectually and reach out in service to others. Within an innovative and orderly learning environment, we are committed to challenging each student in both heart and mind to be a compassionate individual, a lifelong learner, and a responsible steward of God's creation.

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