Central Catholic High School
Director of Advancement
The full‐time Advancement Director provides leadership and management of the Advancement Office
and is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive program to generate interest,
involvement and investment from constituents of Central Catholic High School. The Director of
Advancement provides direction and guidance to the school and parishes in all areas related to
advancement programs for Central Catholic High School. The Director of Advancement reports to the
principal and is responsible for the overall planning, management, coordination, and evaluation of
enrollment management, development, communications and constituent/public relations programs of
Active practice of the Catholic faith is strongly preferred.
Experience in development, enrollment management, sales, marketing, communication and/or
Ability to communicate an understanding of and passion for Catholic education.
Superior communication skills and the ability to effectively recruit and manage volunteers.
Experience in a parochial or not‐for‐profit environment preferred.
Other requirements include:
o Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred
o Two to five years experience in a related field
o Exceptional communication, writing and administrative skills as well as computer
proficiency. Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop is
Governance and Strategic Planning
Promote understanding and support of the school’s vision and mission statement and objectives
of the school.
Work closely with the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees to set and achieve
desired goals and objectives.
Coordinate strategies and activities that support the school’s strategic plan.
Plan, implement and manage the marketing, recruitment and retention of students. This
includes open houses, direct mail campaigns, school tours, and coordination of our student
Work closely with volunteers to coordinate external and internal marketing efforts and
initiatives that attract and retain students.
Monitor enrollment at all feeder schools (parochial and public) and parish CCD programs and
plan recruitment activities accordingly.
Plan, implement and manage all fundraising and friend‐raising activities.
Plan, implement and manage annual gifts, major gift and events including but not limited to
prospect identification and research, cultivation, solicitation, gift processing, acknowledgements
Educate and engage volunteers in implementing mission based fundraising.
Create and support a culture of philanthropy within the school and the community.
Manage activities and revenue related to planned ‐giving.
Work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and its Advancement Committee to develop
long term plans for advancement.
Develop and maintain professional writing and design standards for all school communications
including but not limited to:
o Print publications‐ school newsletters, the annual report, all marketing materials and
direct mail pieces.
o Electronic communications including website updates and email blasts.
o Media relations including advertising and press releases in local newspapers and local
media coverage of school events.
Coordinate the strategy and activities for constituent relations with all parts of the school
community including administration, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees, alumni, parents,
grandparents, parents of alumni, parishioners, corporations and foundations.
Assist the members of the Board of Trustees, staff and all school volunteers in their activities.
Database planning: data acquisition and management.
Database management as it relates to enrollment management and all development activities.
Preparation and monitoring of the annual budget for the advancement and alumni offices.
The principal may assign other duties as necessary.
Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and three professional
references to Principal Joy Allen at email@example.com
In the cover letter, please address the following:
Past and current relationship with Catholic schools and/or parishes
Knowledge of the challenges facing Catholic schools today.
Experience in management and advancement/fund development
Experience in budgeting and financial operations