Are you passionate about inner-city education? Do you see education as the pathway to break the cycle of poverty and achieve personal independence? Does a high school with verifiable metrics of success feel like an institution that you would be proud to be part of and represent? Then read on!
Cardinal Hayes High School has addressed the educational and spiritual needs of the young men of South Bronx and Upper Manhattan for over seven decades. As an all-boys Catholic institution with over 30,000 alumni, it offers a challenging learning environment and a transformative personal growth opportunity for all of its students, many of which come from disadvantaged circumstances and difficult socio-economic backgrounds.
Cardinal Hayes High School is seeking an upbeat, entrepreneurial professional to be part of our redesigned development team. Our reimagined purpose will be to be in front of donors soliciting their support to change the lives of our students and their families. Located in the most economically challenged section of the Bronx, Cardinal Hayes has 75 years of being a change agent to the students it serves.
As Director of Alumni Engagement, you will be responsible for cultivating a portfolio of current and new donors with the capacity to contribute five and six-figure gifts. We will be using the latest technologies to strengthen donor relationships through CRM tools and to generate sustained enthusiasm for our mission.
Experience working with donors and/or prospects, developing appropriate cultivation strategies, moving potential donors toward solicitation and closure, making cold prospecting calls, and maintaining stewardship contacts;
Proven ability to close gifts and a demonstrated record of successful solicitations (completed personally and in partnership with leaders);
Extroverted, optimistic, intuitive interpersonal skills, and flexibility to work with diverse constituents;
Can see the big picture, but is also sufficiently detail-minded to develop the necessary building blocks to reach the desired goal;
Develop productive relationships with alumni, school leadership and members of the Board of Trustees.
Can “work a crowd” at events and gatherings.
Strong personal work ethic and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and fundraising best practices;
Sensitivity to donor priorities and adherence to donor confidentiality;
Willingness and ability to build productive relationships with school administrators, coaches, instructors and Board of Trustees;
Progressive related experience in fundraising with individuals, corporations and/or foundations;
Excellent communication (speaking, writing, presentation, and listening) skills;
Bachelor’s degree and valid driver’s license and vehicle required.
Compensation will be determined based on experience. Full benefits package available including medical, dental, life insurance, pension and 403(b) savings plan. Incentives are available for strong performance. We offer a collegial and supportive work environment, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our student and surrounding community.