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Director of Development

Pomona Catholic School (Pomona)






The Director of Development provides leadership and management in the direction, planning, and execution of fundraising and related activities for the school.

This will include, but is not limited to, annual and major gift fundraising, foundation relations (proposal creation and compliance in grant use), serving as a liaison to the principal and board for development efforts and supervising development staff and volunteers in the development operation.

Duties Include:

Planning and strategy
• Develop and implement a written annual plan and calendar for the development operation in alignment with the school’s strategic plan or direction.
• Set and achieve an evidence-based annual goal for unrestricted support, financial assistance, special events, and special projects as identified by the school.

• Create and implement a system to identify, solicit, steward, maintain and upgrade annual giving donors.
• Plan, develop and execute strategies for obtaining private gifts; identify, cultivate and solicit major gift prospects (individuals, corporations and foundations).
• Support and direct the principal as primary spokesperson for the school; strategize and manage her prospect portfolio.
• Identify and utilize resources including volunteers, faculty, staff, publications and social media to foster relationships with major gift prospects; encourage a culture of philanthropy at PC.
• Provide leadership for relationship-building with a variety of constituencies; work with volunteers and others to identify ability and interest of major gift prospects; assist academic and athletic leadership to identify sources and prepare proposals to government, corporations, foundations, and private granting agencies.
• Provide stewardship in recognition of philanthropy.
• Promote planned giving as a way of supporting PC.

Supervision and Relationships
• Provide leadership and guidance for the office’s professional and support personnel.
• Oversee, manage and/or plan fundraising events and an annual Giving Day.
• Support communication activities that encourage relationships between the school and its external
constituents, such as alumni, parents, donors, and friends which support private giving to the school.
Other duties
• Implement and coordinate tasks in maintaining electronic and paper records of donors and grants. Maintain security and quality controls. Generate queries, reports, exports and any other collection data as needed.
• Plan and administer the unit’s annual operating budget.

Relationships Within the School
Directly supervise a Director of Alumni Relations. Directly support principal in managing a portfolio of key relationships and interacting with donor constituencies. Liaise with other public-facing members of the PC staff to encourage understanding of and participation in philanthropy. Coordinate annual budget process with Business Manager.

Faith Community
Uphold and model a moral code which is consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the mission of the School; ensure that all development programs reflect the Catholic (and religious community’s) mission of the School.


Minimum qualifications:
• Joy and enthusiasm for the work.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Five years of full time, progressively responsible fundraising experience, including major gift experience.
• Demonstrated success and evidence of ability to plan and execute a fundraising operation.
• Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers (board, alumni, and parent groups).
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Demonstrated supervision of professional level staff with leadership, management, and administrative skills that motivate and build professional support staff competencies.
• Strong communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the institution.
• Willingness to work evenings and weekends, to travel, and must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications:
• Familiarity with gift management (CRM) database applications.
• Demonstrated knowledge of planned giving.
• Experience working with Catholic institutions.
• Demonstrated leadership with strategic, policy, and budget planning experience.

Applications: Position will remain open until filled.
Application process: Applicants will complete the application online and should upload cover letter, updated resumé, references and transcripts.
Pomona Catholic School offers a rewarding, supportive work environment, competitive salary and benefits, and an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of the students entrusted to its care. Pay is according to Archdiocese of Los Angeles pay scale based on education and experience. Pomona Catholic is an EOE.

Information/Application Contact

Pomona Catholic School (Pomona)

533 West Holt Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768