POSITION PURPOSE: Working closely with the Pastor and Principal of St. Anastasia (St. A’s), the Director of Mission Advancement will help further the Development goals of the Parish (while in campaign) and the School to create a culture of philanthropy. Responsible for developing a comprehensive Development program for St. A’s School including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, foundations and grants, sponsorships, events, and constituent relations (parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parent and friends). Ensures that there is strong volunteer leadership and participation in Development programs and activities. During capital campaigns, serves as Campaign Director to the Parish, managing day-to-day operations of the campaign and staffing the Campaign Committee and volunteers while furthering the School’s Development efforts. Works collaboratively with internal Parish and School partners to grow marketing and communications efforts to meet fundraising goals and objectives.
Develop and implement a multi-year fundraising strategy to meet annual and capital requirements defined by the Parish & School financial plans, capital projects, endowment projections and other objectives as established by the Pastor and Principal.
Establish an Annual Giving program designed to raise unrestricted support and restricted support for priority projects identified by the Pastor and Principal.
Provide leadership and coordination for all School fundraising and PTO activities, events, annual appeals, alumni development, and coordination of a calendar for fundraising activities across the Parish and School.
Oversee Development related communication efforts to establish and strengthen ties with constituents including parishioners, School parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, friends, and community members. Develop compelling messaging to support School and Parish fundraising efforts and ensure consistency in messaging in written, verbal and digital communications across Parish and School.
Oversee all gift processing and information systems, except weekly offertory, ensuring that internal systems and technology are in place to support Development efforts. Create and maintain a database to track donations and interactions with donors and prospects.
Oversee stewardship program designed to build a culture of philanthropy and to appropriately thank and recognize donors.
Report regularly to the Pastor, Principal, Finance Council and Consultative School Board on Development programs and issues.
Recommends Members of the School Board’s to help assist in the Development Committee of the board as established by the School Board by-laws.
MAJOR GIFTS (ongoing and in a campaign):
Develop strategies for each major gift solicitation with particular attention to matching potential major donors with the highest priority needs.
Communicates fundraising opportunities.
Preparation of proposals and any written materials including PowerPoint presentations.
Reports in writing and verbally, to donors regarding use of philanthropic support and impact on the School and Parish.
Facilitate relationships between current and prospective donors with Pastor, Principal and others as appropriate.
Engages Pastor, Principal and volunteers as strategists and solicitors as dictated by the circumstances of each individual solicitation.
Accompany and staff the Pastor, Principal, Development Committee and Board members, volunteers and others on cultivation and solicitation meetings with current and prospective donors.
Advises the Pastor and Principal on matters that affect the attitudes and interests of major gift prospects and their propensity to give.
Directs staff and volunteers on special activities, events, communications, and programs critical to strengthening relationships with current and prospective major gift donors.
Records the progress of each solicitation and communicates all steps to others who are involved in or impacted by the solicitations.
Responsible for front-line fundraising and post-gift stewardship of each donor with the highest possible degree of personalized attention.
CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR ROLE
Translate campaign plans into actions in order that the campaign proceed on schedule and successfully.
Updates the Pastor, Principal, and the Campaign Committee regularly on the status of the campaign.
Monitors budget for campaign and ensure that expenditures respond appropriately to campaign objectives and strategies.
Coordinates Campaign Committee activities.
Plan and write agendas for committee meetings, including scheduling date, time and place. Ensure that meeting minutes and actions are recorded and distributed.
Provide support materials.
Coordinates the enlistment of campaign volunteers at the major gift level.
Oversees the assignment of prospects to volunteers, including providing staff support to volunteers in fulfilling their cultivation and solicitation responsibilities.
Oversees the preparation of personalized campaign proposals for each prospect.
Cultivates and solicits major gift prospects personally and with Campaign Committee volunteers and others.
Oversees the campus’s events structured to support the campaign, including cultivation events, campaign kick-off, etc.
Baptized member in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church
Bachelor’s degree or higher in corporate or non-profit fundraising, communications, pastoral ministry, or related fields.
Minimum of five years of progressively more responsibility in advancement.
Familiarity with print, web, electronic, and social media marketing, management, and platforms.
Understanding of data base management and data collection strategies.
Proven track record in fundraising.
Deep appreciation and understanding of the Parish and School’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally.
Ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement a cohesive strategy for Development and community relations.
Thorough grasp of the current trends in development and community relations and the issues facing independent schools.
Ability to work effectively with Parish and School administration, volunteers, board members and committees.
Ability to assert leadership that inspires and motivates others.
Ability to work with Parish administrators, School principal, administration, faculty, and staff on a collegial basis.
Ability to delegate authority and motivate while holding team members accountable for the accomplishments of objectives.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
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