Description: The Development Director fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by planning, guiding, and evaluating the development efforts of the school in fundraising, marketing, event planning, grant writing, communication, alumni affairs and public relations. The Development Director has decision making responsibilities within essential job functions, in keeping with school policies. The position is hired and evaluated by the principal.
Duties: Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters Plans the overall development program in keeping with school needs, the Strategic Plan and budget objectives Collaborates effectively with the principal, Development Committee, school associations,committee chairs and volunteers Oversee Development staff in a manner that ensures effective and efficient practices, and customer-focused work habits Ensures effective work practices in financial accounting and reconciliation, database management, gift recording, donor acknowledgement and stewardship Maintain records on current and prospective donors Ensures that practices are in compliance with school, Diocesan, city, county and state regulations Communicates effectively with the faculty and staff and keeps them informed of upcoming development activities Meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese/local administration Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits Collaborates with others to enhance the work environment Conferences with others upon request and responds to messages in a timely manner Demonstrates gains in development goals and objectives that are in keeping with the Strategic plan and budget objectives, and a willingness to respond to program needs Plans and implements a comprehensive marketing plan for STCS that supports the school mission and is aligned with enrollment goals and strategies. Serves as a member of the Endowment Committee as requested Attends and participates as needed in faculty meetings as well as professional and community organizations
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church Knowledge of a broad range of development activities Knowledge of development software Able to communicate effectively both in written and verbal form Able to work well with others in the school community Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format S kill in job appropriate technology Skill in critical thinking and planning
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree Experience: A minimum of two years development, alumni relations. or related field. Proven, measurable track record of successful interactions with prospective donors or clients. Proven, measurable track record of successful experience in acquiring major gifts.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial, team-oriented unit. Experience organizing events. Experience researching, writing, and presenting comprehensive fundraising proposals to prospective individual, corporate, or foundation donors. Superior interpersonal, writing, and speaking skills. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure, and effectively manage details of several concurrent projects. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with minimal supervision. Excellent professional demeanor. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.
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Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin is a community of parents, teachers and administrators, clergy and religious with values rooted in the Catholic Faith, all working together to provide our students with a strong foundation for life. The Office of Catholic Schools, in service to principals and communities, assists Catholic schools in the formation of its members in their spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and social lives. The schools, in turn, provide opportunities for its students, families, faculty, staff and board members to grow in a commitment to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. The office also coordinates accreditation, curriculum, testing, training and policy development for the approximately 571 teachers serving in the schools. All of the diocesan schools follow an accreditation process that is prescribed by the Texas Catholic Conference, approved by the Texas Education Agency, and directed by the diocesan superintendent’s office.
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Austin form a unified school system made up of 22 Catholic schools ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade that collectively educate over 5,300 students across Central Texas. The entire schoo...l system stretches from the city of West in the north to Buda in the south, and from Bryan-College Station area in the east to Killeen in the west.