The Director of Development (DD) works in partnership with the Head of School, serves on the Leadership Team, and maintains responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program to provide the financial resources necessary to support and extend the Providence High School mission.
• Lead all fundraising efforts, working with Head of School, Development staff, and Advancement Committee of Board of Regents to develop effective strategies for each fundraising program in order to ensure that the school raises sufficient funds to meet its annual operating budget, operating reserve, capital, and financial aid needs • Develop and implement a comprehensive development plan for the organization, including plans for annual, individual major and planned gifts, foundation, and corporate support, with a focus on major gifts • Provide leadership and direct supervision which fosters a high performing, metric driven, and creative organizational culture for the development staff • Establish, maintain, and periodically evaluate all development policies, procedures, structures, communications, and documents in accordance with best practices in the field. • Oversee the comprehensive calendar of activities in support of development, alumni engagement, and communications goals • Help lead Providence High School marketing and communication efforts including publications, website, and social media • Ensure a culture of gratitude through effective stewardship practices for the timely and accurate recording and acknowledgment of all gifts, including the planning and execution of donor recognition events with a focus on named and endowed scholarships • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward key donors and prospective donors to the school (with Board Members and Head of School); manage a portfolio of up to 50 major gift prospects • Attend Board of Regents meetings and provide regular reports to the Head of School and Board • Present to various constituencies (eg. faculty and staff, parents, etc.) at the request of the Head of School • Represent the school to various constituencies in accord with the school’s mission, vision, values, and plans • Provide guidance and support to the Board related to fundraising and development • Oversee the Family Pledge Program including informational materials/meetings, scheduling, individual meetings/asks with each new family, donor acknowledgement, and annual renewal of pledges • Oversee the Faculty/Staff portion of the annual Providence Fund campaign • Collaborate in preparing the annual department budget and manage the budget throughout the year • Work in partnership with the Mother’s Guild and be their primary liaison with the school and administration • Work with Head of School, Assistant Head of School, Advancement Department, Board of Regents, and faculty and staff in effectively interacting with constituent groups • Participate in institutional planning and implementation relative to capital campaigns and strategic plans • Attend and support school events and activities on a regular basis. • Interface with the Providence Saint Joseph Health Foundation and leadership • Communicate with Head of School on a regular basis • Perform other duties as assigned by Head of School
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
5 to 7 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience and a proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of transformational gifts of $25K and above
Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree in business or a related field is a plus
CFRE or other evidence of professional development highly desired
Department leadership experience required with demonstrated success in leading and mentoring an effective development team
Experience in independent, Catholic, secondary education preferred
Commitment to professional growth and to creating a culture of continuous improvement in teams
Comfort with and experience designing experiments to drive engagement and growth in contributed revenue
Demonstrated experience creating or managing a successful planned giving program
Demonstrated experience successfully partnering with a Board of Regents or Board of Trustees on a comprehensive, successful fundraising program
Demonstrated leadership of a capital campaign
Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills, tact, and diplomacy with the ability to develop and maintain cooperative and successful working relationships with volunteers, staff and all donors; ability to serve as a team player and institutional leader
Marketing, communications, and public relations experience
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively about engaging donors, and to develop plans of action and follow through
Ability to inspire and motivate volunteers and staff
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Political, analytical, and negotiation skills
Sound judgment and superior problem-solving ability
Integrity and fiscal accountability
Must be willing and available to work evenings and weekends according to event-related scheduling
Experience working with donor management and data management systems required
To apply, email the following documents as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Cover letter explaining both interest in and qualifications for the position • Resume or CV • Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of no more than 5 references. References will not be contacted without applicant’s permission.
Preferred start date is July 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.
About Providence High School
Providence High School Vision Statement
Guided by our Catholic tradition, we develop each student's academic potential, moral values, love of learning, and commitment to faith and service.