Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and School is seeking a Director of Advancement to work collaboratively with the pastor and principal in creating the vision for advancement and stewardship efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability of the parish and school. This position will implement the vision by building relationships and increasing engagement of parishioners, school families, alumni, past parents and supporters through outreach, mission-based fundraising, parish stewardship, planned giving, and sponsorships. The focus of the role will be approximately 80% on school advancement efforts and 20% on parish stewardship and events.
Bachelor's degree in related field strongly preferred.
3-5 years of experience in advancement and/or development is required.
Volunteer management and board experience a plus.
Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational goals.
Ability to build a team, effectively recruit and manage volunteers.
Practicing Catholic is preferred.
Ability to appreciate and communicate a passion for Catholic elementary education.
Experience in a not-for-profit environment, parochial, independent school is preferred.
Superior communication skills, ability to conceptualize and execute strategic plans, the ability to interact confidently and effectively with school staff, students, donors, trustees (board members), school administration, the media and alumni.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is required.
Bi-lingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required.
Flexibility working the schedule outlined for the position on a regular basis.
A "hand's on" approach willing to help as needed.
Successfully complete standard Archdiocese Background Checks and Virtus training.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and references to Lisa Sammon via email at [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.