The Director of Development fulfills the mission of the school by planning, guiding and evaluating the advancement efforts of the school in fundraising, event planning, grant-writing, communication, alumni affairs and public relations. Additionally, the Director of Development has decision-making responsibilities within essential job functions, in keeping with school policies. The position reports to and is evaluated by the President.
The Director of Development must visibly model the values and principles of the 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 President.
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.
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.
Coordinate fundraising and special events.
Work collaboratively with the President, Business Manager, and Board/Committee.
Oversee donor database and tracking systems, including donor recognition program.
Supervise and collaborate with other marketing and fundraising team members.
Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.
Other duties as assigned.
To apply please complete the SMA Application for Employment online and attach resume and cover letter. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mike Mazzio at (218) 623-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and 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.
About Stella Maris Academy
Stella Maris Academy is dedicated to preparing lifelong learners who lead, love, and serve as Jesus taught; transforming our world one student at a time.
To learn more about us, visit www.stellamaris.academy.