Director of Development and Alumni Partnership
The Director of Development and Alumni Partnership fulfills the mission of the school by planning, guiding, and evaluating the advancement efforts of the school in the development of the SDA donor base grant-writing, communication, alumni affairs, and public relations. Additionally, the Director of Development and Alumni Partnership has decision-making responsibilities within essential job functions, in keeping with school policies. The position reports to and is evaluated by the SDA Principal in conjunction with the Superintendent.
The Director of Development and Alumni Partnership must visibly model the values and principles of the Catholic faith through all functions of the position and interactions with stakeholders. Policies must be adhered to in a manner that is reflective of the values, practices, teachings, and standards of fairness implicit to Catholic institutions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Serve as a member of the school Leadership Team, working collaboratively to implement the mission of the Church and school and to support the vision of the principal.
• Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications and relationships with them.
• Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors, current and prospective.
• Manages the SDA portion of the Diocese Alumni Partnership program.
• Oversee grant opportunities that support and enhance the mission of the academy.
• Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies.
• Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
• Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.
• Work collaboratively with the principal, the Director of Development for the Diocese, Business Manager, and Board/Committee.
• Oversee donor database and tracking systems, including donor recognition program.
• Work and collaborate with other marketing and fundraising team members.
• Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.
• Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor of Arts or Science degree required; degrees in communications, marketing, journalism, English or a related field preferred.
• Previous professional communications experience required.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel), student information systems, donor database software, auction software, video presentation software, Publisher, mail-merge, editing software or web applications such as Photoshop.
• Successfully pass a criminal background check.
• Ability to run office equipment: postage, copiers, fax, folding machines, etc.
• Ability to speak in person and on the phone to donors and committees.
• Ability to keystroke 3-5 hours per day with reasonable breaks.
• Ability to sit 3-5 hours per day with reasonable breaks.
• Ability to travel to offsite meetings as needed.
• Ability to lift 5-10 pounds from waist to shoulders occasionally.
• Ability to bend, stoop and kneel occasionally.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Marianne Pelletier, Superintendent, at [email protected]