Director of Advancement
Description


SUMMARY  


This position is responsible for leading all advancement efforts at the school, including establishing a growth strategy for fund development, marketing and communications, and admissions. Responsible for improving all aspects of fundraising with particular emphasis on building a thriving culture of philanthropy within the PRCA board, parent, faculty, and staff constituencies, while at the same time expanding and nurturing the top end of the donor base. Responsible for development, implementation, and evaluation of the marketing plan and clear, mission centric communication throughout the school community. Also responsible to coordinate with the Director of Enrollment to recruit students and families that align with PRCA’s mission statement. Each aspect of advancement - fund development, admissions, and communications - has a team that includes a coordinator level position.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and oversee high functioning teams in fund development, marketing and communications, and admissions.
  • Develop and implement strategies to meet fundraising goals and admissions goals. 
  • Identify, prioritize, develop, and solicit major donor relationships.
  • Manage relationships with prospective and existing donors in all aspects of the gift cycle, including identifying and initiating contact with potential donors; making solicitations when appropriate; and maintaining stewardship contacts with donors.
  • Delegates and oversees the creation of fundraising, communications, and marketing materials including, but not limited to, letters, emails, newsletters, proposals, videos, and presentations.
  • Oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.
  • Work closely with Blackbaud database administrator to ensure accuracy of database records and gift reports.
Requirements


QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or nonprofit leadership
  • Five years fundraising experience or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in communications and admissions
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Public relations, prospecting, business development, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to interact not only at the executive level but also with all levels of constituents
  • Outstanding work ethic. Self-directed, motivated, and a life-long learner
  • Proven experience managing a team
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Personal faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to the mission of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
  • Preferred experience with Christian school or faith-based ministry development and advancement 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  •  This is a role that may require standing and/or walking for the majority of the school day. 
  • This position requires standard amounts of talking and hearing.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  

NOTE

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.