The Regis School of the Sacred Heart’s core strength is teaching boys and creating scholars and gentlemen. All instruction students receive is grounded in the Sacred Heart Goals and educational mission of faith, intellect, service, community, and maturity. Based upon the Goals, Regis students move through a deliberate progression from a guided learner to an active participant to an effective contributor, and ultimately to become an engaged leader.

We are currently seeking to hire a Director of Advancement. In this role, you will be the administrative staff person responsible for the successful, strategic planning, implementation and supervision of all fundraising, cultivation and stewardship activities associated with The Regis School of the Sacred Heart. Key responsibilities include oversight of annual fundraising Gala/Auction, The Regis Fund (annual appeal), Capital Campaign, Grant Writing and Foundation requests. The selected candidate will report to the Head of School but you will work closely with the Administrative team and collaborate with the Regis Board of Directors, specifically the Advancement Committee Chair.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop, oversee and implement the annual Regis Advancement Plan

Set and meet fundraising goals for the various activities for which the department is responsible; partake in the annual budgeting process to help determine fundraising goals and metrics for the Advancement office

Set and achieve, in close collaboration with the Head of School and Board of Directors, annual contributed income goals

Identify pipeline of volunteers for leadership positions related to fundraising efforts (auction chairs, Parent’s Association committees, etc.)

Manage a team of Advancement staff and provide direction and input on implementation of the goals

Engage the Head of School, Board, and other volunteers, as needed, in advancement activities. Provide training and support, as necessary

Actively identify, cultivate, and solicit major donors

Steward and maintain relationships with individual donors, foundation staff, and corporate contribution officers

Provide leadership and oversight for all fundraising events

Prepare and distribute Advancement Reports for Advancement Committee Chair in advance of monthly Board meetings

Research and prepare grant applications and required stewardship reports for foundations

Work with Director of Admissions, Communications, other administration staff to ensure consistent messaging across social media, printed communications and website

Coordinate, draft and develop annual report in conjunction with the Head of School

Assist in development of content and design for presentations given by Head of School including State of the School

Manage message and content for Regis.org website

Oversee the maintenance of records of contributions and grants and preparation of gift acknowledgement letters to be sent to donors in a timely manner

Maintain Advancement Database, pull queries and reports, as needed for mailings and reporting

REQUIREMENTS:

Five plus years of experience in Advancement, Development or Fundraising; non-profit or educational experience is preferred

Bachelor of Arts degree in related field or college degree

Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office suite of products

Experience with printing and graphic design is preferred

Maintain utmost confidentiality respecting the privacy of parents, peers, donors, students and The Regis School

Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills, building relationships across all disciplines and constituent groups (parents, volunteers, donors, peers)

Adhere to professional code of conduct, maintain professional standards

Ability to expand current funding to include planned giving and cultivation of new funders, including major gift donors

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, proposal development and grant writing experience and research

Strong organizational skills to plan implement and administer a successful fundraising program and specific initiatives

Ability to represent Regis in the community, establish and maintain strong relationships with the funding community, board members and volunteers

Willing to be flexible in work schedule and work occasional weekends and evenings for special event activities

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume, three letters of reference, one-page personal philosophy statement around fundraising via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please.

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