Director of Development: Catholic Schools of Zanesville
The Director of Development is responsible for advancing alumni, public relations and fund raising activities of Catholic Schools of Zanesville. This position will be responsible for specific fundraising goals and tactics related to individual donor development in the following areas: major giving, annual giving, planned giving, and board giving.
Develop, oversee and implement strategies to grow annual revenue primarily through major gifts solicitation. Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donor prospects for the Catholic schools of Zanesville, engaging the Principals and School Board of Directors when appropriate.
Actively employ and track MOVES management strategies to promote donor giving with approximately 60-75% of time be allocated to direct face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
In partnership with the Principals and School Board of Directors, build and sustain relationships with current, new and potential major donors through the development of a comprehensive fundraising program.
The Director of Development will report to the Principals of Bishop Rosecrans High School and Bishop Fenwick School, but will work closely with the School Board of Directors.
Background and Experience:
Minimum of 5-7 years of progressive responsibility in development field with a proven record of success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts from individuals. Strategic thinker with the
ability to manage short-term and long-term plans and goals with a record of achieving results. Experience raising money in the local market with established relationships with local business and community leaders.
Solid, persuasive verbal and written communications skills Ability to lead a diverse team and volunteers to meet or exceed annual fundraising goals. Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, principles,
ethics and practices of successful fundraising. Computer literacy and competency with electronic donor tracking and reporting systems such as Raisers Edge. Proven ability to work with board members, colleagues, donors and volunteers. Understand the confidential nature of fundraising efforts and donor information and uphold those confidences.
To apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Dana Forsythe, Director