Executive Director – TOMORROW’S HOPE FOUNDATION (Rockville Centre, NY)

Fundraising, FT Employee

Long Island, NY

Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation (http://www.tomorrowshopefoundation.org/): Since 2004, Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation has touched the lives of thousands of Catholic school students and their families in the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Within the Diocese, which comprises Nassau and Suffolk counties, over 22,000 elementary school students are being educated in 57 Catholic elementary schools. However, the significance of financial aid in the tightening Long Island economy cannot be overstated. Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation enables many of these families to realize their dreams of a Catholic education for their children by distributing scholarships to students and families with financial need.

The mission of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation is to ensure the excellence as well as the continuance of Catholic Schools on Long Island by increasing awareness and by providing scholarship and program funding for the needs of students and schools. The Foundation has made an extraordinary difference. To date, Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation has distributed more than $8.4 million in aid to more than 6,100 qualifying students. Across the nation, Catholic elementary schools are closing at alarming rates, but since the inception of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation, not one Diocesan elementary school in the Dioceses of Rockville Centre has closed.

Executive Director: Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director will identify and cultivate individuals, corporations and foundations to create a broad and diverse base of support. In particular, the Executive Director needs to craft detailed plans for major gift and planned giving programs. He or she will be responsible for event planning, grant writing, stewardship, and the design of collateral materials for events and solicitations. In addition, the Executive Director will oversee the gift processing, database management, and foundation reporting.

The Executive Director will report to the Chairman and Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. He or she will also work closely with the Superintendent and the Associate Superintendent of Schools. The Executive Director should possess the professional maturity to report to and advise members of the Board of Trustees, the Board of Regents, and Honorary trustees on development related issues.

Requirements include: The ideal candidate will be passionate, personable and proactive. The Executive Director must have an understanding of and an appreciation for Tomorrow’s Hope mission. The successful candidate will be organized, driven, and will value and embrace the importance of Catholic school education. The candidate will be entrepreneurial and have a proven track record in creating new fundraising constituencies and meeting ambitious goals. Candidates must have exceptional communication skills and be able to work with high-caliber board members, clergy, Diocesan leaders, and staff. Preference will be given to candidates from Long Island. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge is preferred.

Applications: Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC (FPS) to assist with this recruitment. Please visit www.glfreeman.com to review the complete position profile and requirements. Send confidential applications, which must include an up-to-date resume and letter of interest, to FPS at [email protected] (0)

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