The Director of Development is responsible for directing and implementing an organization-wide fundraising program, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors, alumni, and corporate, government, and foundation prospects for Academy of the Sacred Heart. Support will be sought for Academy programs, operations, endowments, and planned gifts. Additional obligations include event leadership and oversight.
In conjunction with the Chief Advancement Officer, assist in developing short and long-term plans and strategies for all areas of fundraising.
Lead the planning, execution, and evaluation of annual donor solicitations and acknowledgments and statistical reports and analysis.
Establish effective relationships with and coordinate personal solicitations of individual donors, including ongoing identification, cultivation, and stewardship of major gift prospects, and using leadership volunteers, division leaders as appropriate.
Lead the planning, design, and execution of any/all events associated with Academy of Sacred Heart fundraising.
Lead the planning, execution, and evaluation of a successful and effective Academy of Sacred Heart alumni engagement and fundraising program.
Manage the planned giving program for the Academy of Sacred Heart, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding existing and new donors.
Involve, advise, and assist volunteer participation and provide training and staff support to such volunteers as needed.
Maintain and upkeep professional relationships, competencies and best practices.
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a field that would support success as a fundraiser.
Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in fund development and relationship building.
Excellent interpersonal skills, high-level organizational skills, and ability to keep information confidential.
Capability of working with major donors, high-level volunteers, and executive-level leadership.