Director of Development
The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of St. Joseph’s Academy’s fundraising activities including, alumnae giving, annual fund, grants, and special events. The Director works directly under the school’s Director of Institutional Advancement who is responsible to the school’s president and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.
• Must embrace the philosophy and mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph and St. Joseph’s Academy
• Strong interpersonal, writing skills and knowledge of Razor’s Edge software systems.
• Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly in an academic setting.
• Possess the skills and proven experience to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
• Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
• Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
• Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
• Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
• A bachelor’s degree.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in professional fundraising.
1. Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
2. Supervise the Alumnae Relations Director and build the alumnae donor base and overall alumnae giving.
3. Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
4. Supervise the Community Relations Director in all marketing, communications and public relations activity.
5. Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
6. Work with the Director of Institutional Advancement on the capital campaign and other major fundraising drives.
7. Coordinate fundraising special events and build and work with parent and alumnae volunteer committees.
8. Direct employee fundraising drives and represent the advancement department to faculty and staff.
9. Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the school with the community.
10. Staff Board Development Committee meetings and report to full board as needed.
11. Supervise Data Base Manager and oversee fundraising database, tracking and prospect research systems.
12. Supervise department administrative personnel and other fundraising staff.
13. Oversee creation of letters and publications to support fundraising activities.
14. Maintain gift recognition and other stewardship programs.
15. Perform other related duties as requested.
Competitive/commensurate with experience and other qualifications indicated above.
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Equal Employment Opportunity:
St. Joseph’s Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals, consistent with federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity law. St. Joseph’s Academy will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment on the basis of physical or mental disability. The school will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job and unless doing so will result in any undue hardship on the school. These policies apply to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, transferring, discipline, reduction in force, termination, and access to benefits and training.