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Director of Development

Pomona Catholic School (Pomona)






Full-time position beginning July 1, 2020

Pomona Catholic School, a co-ed 6-8 middle school, and all-girls’ high school, is accepting applications from individuals who seek an administrative position within the Catholic Schools’ of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. A primary goal of the Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) is to ensure that all its archdiocesan and parish high schools are fiscally responsible, solvent and operate efficiently with measurable results.

Job Description
To ensure that all school development activities properly support and reflect the school’s strategic mission, goals and fiscal responsibilities. This administrative level position reports directly to the principal.

The Director of Development plans, directs, and coordinates all school-based development activities and major fundraising activities by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

1. Meet Annual Benchmarks as enumerated in job description
2. Manage and facilitate the school’s Annual Fund and disseminate the Annual Appeal letter by December 1st of each school year.

On an on-going basis:
1. Protocols – Establish, implement and adhere to all standard protocols respective to fundraising, reporting and processing donations in accordance with Federal and State laws.
2. Fundraising – Establish short- and long-range goals for unrestricted funding sources. Research public and private grant sources (agencies, corporations and foundations) to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding. Work with program staff to develop funding related projects. Organize individual donor campaigns (e.g., social media, major donors, and board of trustees). Organize various social media solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
3. Serves as an executive member of the Consultative School Board, coordinating with the Board President to envision and completion of the school’s strategic plan.
4. Alumni & Friends / Annual Fund – Manage and facilitate the school’s Annual Fund / Annual Appeal.
5. Cultivation Donor Calls – Cultivate and/or elevate alumni/friend prospective and reoccurring donors through outreach calls four hours per day.
6. Major Gift/Donor Support – Conduct annual Wealth Screening of the donor database for prospective major gift donors. Cultivate and produce major donor, board and special category solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts when possible. Cultivate donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits.
7. Sponsor-a-Student – Implement and coordinate Sponsor-a-Student program in collaboration with the Director of Marketing.
8. Planned Giving Program – Track progress of pending Legacy and Bequest gifts. Fulfill requests, produce correspondences and encourage partial/early disbursement where appropriate.
9. Donor Appreciation – disseminate “thank you” correspondence and other forms of appreciation within 72 hours of receiving a donation. Host periodic donor appreciation events for donors and/or major donors.
10. Database and Records Management – 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. Manage any related vendors.
11. Unrestricted Income Financial Reporting – Maintain accurate accounting of all unrestricted income and its sources.
12. Dedicate on-going attention to personal professional development through trade organization networks.
13. Capital Campaign- manage and facilitate capital campaign.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Directly supervise employees in the Development Department where applicable. Responsibilities may include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Scope and Responsibility
1. Knowledgeable of formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures, which will include familiarity with other departments within school, including volunteers and outside users of school facilities.
2. Demonstrate sensitivity to interrelationship of both people and functions within department and school, including volunteers and outside users of school facilities.

Faith Community
1. 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.


Required Minimum Qualifications
• Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher
• Possess a minimum of three years of development experience
• Excellent writing and editing skills
• Passion for and understanding of Catholic education
• Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
• Extreme attention to detail and ability to balance multiple tasks and competing needs
• Knowledge of grant writing and procurement

Preferred Qualifications
• Possess a minimum of three to five years of development experience
• A practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
• Proven success in designing and implementing annual and planned giving programs
• Proven success in cultivating and soliciting major donors
• Proven success in managing capital campaigns

Applications: Position will remain open until filled.
Application process: Applicants 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 W. Holt Avenue

Pomona, CA 91768