JOB DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT The Director of Development is a member of the school’s administrative team reporting to the Principal. The Director of Development is responsible for leading the School’s advancement program as adopted by the school. The Director will also be responsible for developing and maintaining active and productive relationships with the school’s public. Specific areas of responsibility include: Fundraising • Designs, implements and manages all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects, and other school-related solicitations. • Manages all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations. • Maintains contact with and develops grant proposals for foundations and corporations. • Develops and implements parent and class-based fundraising programs within the Annual Fund. • Develops a comprehensive planned-giving program as the need becomes appropriate. • Assists in the development and conduct of a feasibility study for Capital Campaign. • Assists in the development and conduct of a Capital Campaign School Council and Antonian Educational Foundation • Works with the development committee, the educational foundation and the Principal to develop strategies to initiate and meet aggressive fundraising goals. • Develops fundraising training for educational foundation trustees and other leadership volunteers. • Assumes responsibility for all development. • Assists the educational foundation with recommending and researching potential new members. Development Office Infrastructure • Creates office systems to support all development projects and operations. • Supervises donor and gift record-keeping. • Coordinates development research activities. • Oversees the management of databases and all records, files, and gift processing. • Manages the pledge reminder and acknowledgement programs. Alumni Relations • Manages and maintains the alumni database. • Organizes and supports an alumni association. • Organizes alumni events, collects news and information about the members of the alumni for publication, and keeps accurate records of the school’s alumni. Parent Relations • Works with the parent annual fund committee to identify and train a core group of volunteers to assist in the annual giving, special events and other fundraising programs as needed. Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising • Works closely with the director of admissions, student activities coordinator and the Principal to develop public relations plan and an advertising plan. • Designs and oversees production of all major publications, including a development newsletter, the Annual Report, the School’s website, and working with designers and printers to promote the school’s fundraising goals and activities. • Creates and implements a communication and promotional plan for the Capital Campaign. • Develops and implements strategies to promote Antonian College Preparatory High School’s mission to both the internal constituencies of the School and the community at large. Qualifications: • A minimum of 3 years professional fundraising experience, preferably in Catholic environment. • Proven experience in designing and managing development and alumni relations programs. • Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, parents, administrators and faculty. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to work as a leader and as part of a team. • Familiarity with traditional Catholicism. Please submit resume and cover letters to Principal at email@example.com. Development Director ANTONIAN COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL http://www.antonian.org San Antonio, Texas 78213 Mission: Antonian College Preparatory High School, a Catholic co-educational school, is committed to providing a college preparatory education integrated with the teaching and sharing of the Catholic faith in partnership with parents and students founded on excellence, tradition and innovation. Position Description: We are seeking a Development Director with proven and successful experience to lead the design and implementation of our fundraising and communications strategy. The Development Director is responsible for all development activities to include fundraising initiatives, grant development and solicitation of the organization. He/she directly plans and directs the development and implementation of the annual giving plan including cultivating and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors and supporters, developing and building a major gifts program, and researching and writing grant proposals. The Director is also responsible for managing all special events. As a member of the schools administrative team, the Development Director participates in strategic planning and budget initiatives in addition to financial issues. He/she works within the guidelines, policies, and mission of the organization and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned including the conduct of a feasibility study and capital campaign. Current overall fundraising goal for fiscal year 2008- 2012: $10,000,000.00. He/she is responsible to the Principal. Salary is commensurate with position and experience. See www.antonian.org for fuller job description. APPLICATION: Please send letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2008.
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