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DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT
Education: Middle/High School, FT Employee
Catherine McAuley High School (Portland, ME)
The Director of Advancement reports directly to the Head of School and is responsible for raising philanthropic financial support for the institution’s educational programs, including operating, capital and endowment funds. He/she will identify, solicit and cultivate individuals, foundations and corporate prospects through direct mail, grants, personal visits and targeted events.
Job description: The Director of Advancement must have experience in planning, implementing and overseeing fundraising and other development efforts, such as Capital Campaign, Annual Giving, grant-writing, fundraising events, strategic planning, and cultivation of donors and volunteers. The ideal candidate will also have experience with marketing and public relations, communications, technology experience and community outreach. This position requires a person who is meticulously organized, a self-starter, appreciative that fundraising is a ministry, enthusiastic to ask donors for support, and extremely good at follow-through and follow-up.
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree required • A minimum of five years of broad experience in institutional advancement, preferably in a nonprofit or school organization • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including high-level expertise in use of grammar, punctuation, editing and proofreading skills. • Accuracy and comfort with budgets and financial information • Strong attention to detail. • Exceptional initiative and proven ability to work well and deliver results in a collegial and fast-paced environment, with multiple stakeholders. • Ability to handle multiple assignments, meet deadlines and track program, budget, and fundraising information. • Flexibility and willingness to work as part of a team as well as independently • Build relationships with members of the Portland, Maine community. • Excellent judgment and discretion. • A commitment to and understanding of CMHS’s mission and values. • Facility with technology, Microsoft Office Suite software, donor tracking systems, and website applications.
Salary commensurate with experience. Only fully completed applications will be considered. Please submit as a PDF via email a letter of interest, resume, three professional references with contact information, writing sample, and clearances to:
Director of Advancement Search
Patti Richardson, Main Office
Catherine McAuley High School
631 Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine 04103
Applications must be received by May 9, 2014 (127)
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