St. Ursula Academy Seeks Director of Development

St. Ursula Academy, grades 6-12, is Toledo’s oldest, all-female, Catholic college preparatory high school, and has been educating young women of today for tomorrow since 1854. The mission of St. Ursula Academy is to educate young women to develop their spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional well-being in light of the values found in the Gospel and reflected in the life of St. Angela Merici.

The Director of Development, in collaboration with the President and the Board of Trustees, is responsible for designing and executing the overall fund development strategy to provide for the current and future needs of St. Ursula Academy. This strategy includes an emphasis on annual fund, major and capital gifts, alumnae relations, and planned giving. The Director position reports to the President and is responsible for raising more than $1 million in private annual revenue. The successful candidate will motivate others, have a positive perspective, and be an asset to St. Ursula Academy’s team environment. A bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years demonstrated fund development experience is required.

Apply by December 18, 2015

Reports to: President

Location: Toledo, Ohio

Hours: Full-time salaried position

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional references (combined into one attachment) by end of day Friday, December 18 to:

Heather Gallant
Nonprofit Advisor
Aly Sterling Philanthropy

Only applications submitted via email will be considered.

Core responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing and executing the overall fund development strategy including the following core initiatives: annual fund, major/capital gifts and legacy/endowment gifts and alumnae relations.
  • Responsible for meeting annual fund development financial target goals, including monthly key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with these goals.
  • Responsible for all donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition, including creation of a key prospect list, submission of detailed monthly activity reports
    and progress updates. Responsible for managing a portfolio of 100-150 major donors and coordinating meetings between the President, Board members and potential donors.
  • Facilitates events that bring together potential or current donors and the President, students, parents, and staff.
  • Develops and implements capital and major gifts campaigns with approval from the President and Board of Trustees.
  • Specific to campaign support and volunteer leadership roles, consistently seeks to build relationships with Board and staff members, volunteers, community partners and donors. Develops systems to encourage Board involvement in annual fund solicitation, personal giving and donor recognition.  Is expected to attend all events and be active in relevant community initiatives.
  • Responsible for the continued development of The 1854 Society, a legacy giving program, to increase perpetual support for the organization’s programs, services, and endowment. This includes creation of an advisory committee, related policies and procedures, program events, marketing, and educational materials.
  • Responsible for co-developing a vibrant alumnae relations plan to include the engagement and cultivation of a diverse and geographically dispersed alumnae base. This includes several national visits to key alumnae centers of influence.
  • Acts as lead staff liaison to the Board’s Advancement Committee.
  • Develops productive relationships with all internal stakeholders and departments. Should look toward creating a more effective and efficient system of sharing of information, case successes, and financial/outcome data. Is responsible, along with the leadership, to advance and grow an internal culture and commitment to philanthropy.
  • As a supervisor and co-worker, motivates and inspires others, has a positive perspective on work and relationships and is an asset in a dynamic team environment.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to Catholic and female-centered education, and willingness to participate in the school’s religious activities as appropriate.

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three-five years demonstrated fund development experience with a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning/execution and in major gift solicitations
  • Strong supervisory and leadership capabilities are required
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills are essential
  • The successful candidate will display a personal commitment to the mission of St. Ursula Academy
  • Highly organized, creative and a self-starter
  • Computer literate; knowledgeable of Raisers Edge (or equivalent donor software system) and  Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Must possess skills necessary to efficiently plan and implement activities within policies and procedures; maintain positive working relationships; respect rights of others; demonstrate initiative and accept accountability; effectively manage time and communicate and respond
    to inquiries in a timely manner
  • Should be accessible for meetings before and after normal work hours as necessary

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the incumbent.

St. Ursula Academy
4025 Indian Road
Toledo, OH 43606

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