Career Opportunities

Job Title:   Senior Director of Advancement

 

Agency:   Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF)

 

Direct Reports:   Development Manager AES Schools, Director of Advancement Services and Events, and Communications & Development Director

The Senior Director of Advancement is a senior member of the TTEF team with responsibility to raise funds in support of TTEF’s mission.  This positions oversees the development staff and directs the planning and implementing of fundraising activities for TTEF.  This position provides strategic direction and support to Cardinal Ritter College Prep (CRCP), Trinity Catholic High School (TCHS) and the Archdiocesan Elementary Schools (AES) in the implementation of their fundraising programs.

Duties & Responsibilities may include:

 

 

Major Gifts:

 

  • Maintain a portfolio of 100 major gift donors and prospects to achieve predetermined financial goals.
  • Oversight of moves management system to ensure that TTEF, CRCP, TCHS, and AES donors and prospects are identified, cultivated, solicited and stewarded in a timely manner to achieve results.
  • Oversee and organize cultivation and recognition events for TTEF and CRCP major donors.
  • Conduct monthly “moves management” meetings with TTEF Executive Director, CRCP and TCHS Presidents.
  • Support TTEF Executive Director in her Major Gift efforts.
  • Collaborate and serve as a resource for the CRCP President in the implementation of her Major Gift activities.
  • Provide CRCP President with background information on donors and prospects prior to cultivation and solicitation meetings.  Oversee preparation of materials such as proposals and confirmation letters for President’s follow-up activities with donors and prospects.
  • Collaborate and serve as a resource to the TTEF Executive Director in her efforts to support the TCHS President in the implementation of his Major Gift activities.

 

Management:

 

  • Provide oversight of TTEF development program to ensure adherence to budget
  • Manage Development Manager AES Schools, Director of Advancement Services and Events, and Communications & Development Director to ensure execution of job functions in a timely and effective manner.

 

Annual Giving:

 

  • Provide direction and oversight to designated staff to ensure that TTEF, AES, and CRCP donor communications are timely and of high quality.
  • Provide oversight to ensure that TTEF, AES, and CRCP annual donors are solicited, recognized and stewarded in a timely manner to achieve results.
  • Manage Development Manager AES Schools to ensure annual giving financial goals are achieved.

 

TTEF and CRCP Signature Events:

 

  • Assist in the development of strategies and event design to ensure that signature events are engaging and financially successful.
  • Assist in solicitation of sponsors for signature events to achieve predetermined financial goals.
  • Serve as a liaison between TTEF and CRCP to ensure proper planning and execution of the CRCP Gala, and obtainment of financial goals.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in development/institutional advancement, including responsibility for major gifts.
  • Demonstrated success closing gifts, including face to face solicitation of gifts.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team, enhance the team and collaborate to achieve organizational goals.
  • Possess initiative, mature judgment, exceptional organizational skills, effective written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient user of MicroSoft Office Suite of products and Raisers Edge.

Application Information

Please send cover letter and resume to sharongerken@archstl.org on or before July 10th.