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Director of Advancement 

About the Organization Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SHC) is a Lasallian Vincentian Catholic, co-educational college preparatory secondary school located in the heart of San Francisco, California. We provide academically rigorous, vibrant learning grounded in social justice and emerging / 21st century pedagogy. Our entire community is committed to cultivating each student's unique talents and passions, providing myriad opportunities for students to discern and realize their individual intellectual, artistic, athletic, social, and spiritual potential. SHC is a San Francisco Archdiocesan High School that is cosponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, District of San Francisco New Orleans and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Province of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  
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POSITION TITLE: Director of Advancement

SUPERVISED BY: Vice President for Advancement & Enrollment

FLSA STATUS: Exempt, Full-Time Regular

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 2019

Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SHC) is a Lasallian Vincentian Catholic, co-educational college preparatory secondary school located in the heart of San Francisco, California. We provide academically rigorous, vibrant learning grounded in social justice and emerging / 21st century pedagogy. Our entire community is committed to cultivating each student’s unique talents and passions, providing myriad opportunities for students to discern and realize their individual intellectual, artistic, athletic, social, and spiritual potential. SHC is a San Francisco Archdiocesan High School that is cosponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the District of San Francisco and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul of the Province of the West.

Mission Statement:

Inspired by the Daughters of Charity and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, in partnership with families, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory’s mission is to provide the finest education in an inclusive Catholic community of faith. We prepare our students to be service-oriented leaders with a commitment to living the Gospel.

Position Summary:

The Director of Advancement is a mission-driven, experienced professional with a deep passion for Catholic secondary education. The Director of Advancement actively collaborates with the SHC senior leadership team, the Board of Regents, and the Advancement Office to design and implement a comprehensive advancement program (event fundraising, corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, endowment, capital, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship and advancement services). The Director of Advancement will develop talented team members focused toward the ultimate goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes and reports to the Vice President for Advancement & Enrollment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Campaign Leadership

  • Design and implement annual and long term comprehensive fundraising programs including event fundraising, corporate and foundation giving, annual giving, endowment, capital, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship and advancement services. Regularly report progress to goals.
  • Participate in major gift fundraising, including solicitation, donor relations and stewardship.
  • Participate and engage in the design, facilitation and implementation of key strategies and initiatives in support of the Master Campus Plan.
  • Oversee the school’s annual giving and celebratory giving programs, maximizing annual gifts from parents of alumni, alumni and friends.
  • Ensure the ongoing success of the Parent Pledge Program in achieving annual fundraising outcomes with current parents.
  • Develop and implement a plan for increasing corporate giving.
  • Oversee fundraising, alumni and stewardship events.

Leadership and Management

  • Actively lead, supervise and support all Advancement Office initiatives and processes (fundraising, prospect research, market research, communications, recordkeeping, alumni affairs, marketing and public relations).
  • Manage and evaluate direct reports’ annual performance. Provide them counsel and guidance to effectively perform job responsibilities.
  • Oversee the business operations, including gift processing, acknowledgments, and data management in the areas of Advancement.
  • Proactively ensure that SHC’s vision, mission, values, and culture are positively represented in various communication tools including publications, campaign letters and SHC’s website;
  • Manage the Advancement annual budget including detail by program/activity, providing professional learning opportunities.
  • Act as a role model for integrity, spiritual focus, ethical behavior, fiscal responsibility and managerial excellence in support of the mission of SHC.
  • Attend functions beyond regular school day.

Alumni, Investor, Public Relations

  • Oversee alumni outreach to increase alumni engagement and support.
  • Serve as liaison between SHC and its stakeholders.
  • Maintain a high profile on behalf of SHC at events across the City/Bay Area.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Up to 7 FTE

 
Position Requirements

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; pleasant, warm demeanor
  • Must show a high level of initiative and follow through with the ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational, supervisory and project management skills
  • Detail-oriented, flexible, strong work ethic
  • Experience in customer service or sales
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a diverse, inclusive work environment
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Google Applications, mail merge tools, databases and social media
  • Proficiency in using relationship databases and managing lists and data electronically in Microsoft Excel
  • Candidate will also be committed to ongoing education and professional growth
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend

The statements herein describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and, skills required of personnel so assigned.

Certifications and/or Licensure

None

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft software applications, Google/Gmail and internet usage, and; database management preferred

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel as well as talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume along with completeing the online application in its entirety.

SHC is an equal opportunity employer

The Archdiocese of San Francisco will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
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EOE Statement Sacred Heart Cathedral is an equal opportunity employer:
The Archdiocese of San Francisco will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.
Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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