St. Joseph’s Catholic School is seeking a development and marketing director who is an energetic, enthusiastic faith filled individual. St. Joseph’s Catholic School is a K-8 school in the Diocese of Boise that serves as a ministry of St. John’s Catholic Community and is located in Boise, Idaho.
Primary Function: Under the direction of the school principal is responsible for supporting the development, marketing and fundraising efforts of St. Joseph’s Catholic School.
The new Director will demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the culture, values and mission of St. Joseph’s Catholic School and will be responsible for the planning, facilitation and execution of all advancement activities including: annual giving, capital giving, major gifts, grant writing, alumni relations, prospect research and cultivation, special events and special projects. The job will also include marketing and communications responsibilities.
This is a .75 time paid position: Specific and flexible time will be required based on school calendar, Crab Feed and other major fund raising needs. The position will require work from home, at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and other venues.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Recognize and support the Catholic Mission and Identity of the School by speaking and acting, consistent with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The employee may not espouse any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example
Motivates and leads to meet and/or exceed fundraising and related goals, while interacting with parents, alumnae, faculty and friends of the school
Conduct St. Joseph’s School Tours as scheduled
Develops, coordinates and implements public relations strategies and initiatives
Create institutional brochures, weekly communication, goal-specific mailing pieces; creation and coordination of distribution for posters, flyers, banners and displays as needed
Manage all social media networks
Coordinates public relations, media relations, and communication activities for the school
Uses social media channels to promote school fundraising activities and information
Works collaboratively with the principal to help draft and review presentation, talking points, articles, press releases, public statements, brochures, flyers, handouts, publications, media releases, press advisories and other communications to ensure accuracy and consistency
Creates and distributes marketing materials
Creates and implements a strategic fundraising and external relations initiative to bolster annual giving ensuring that campaign goals are reached
Ability to develop and oversee capital campaign as needed
Broaden donor base through increased prospect research, engagement, and networking with individuals, corporations and foundations
Secure major gifts
Responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major donors to ensure campaign success, including creating a personal major gift portfolio and prospects
Identifies areas of growth with a strong focus on parent and alumnae giving
Oversees/manages St. Joseph’s Catholic School fundraising efforts in cooperation with the St. Joseph’s Parent Association – SJPA. These include but are not limited to – Fall Carnival, Uncorked, Crab Feed, etc.
Physical/Mental Requirements: Coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual capabilities, and the ability to lift as required in a normal office environment.
Three recent letters of reference to St. Joseph’s School.
The completed packet can be sent to:
Tammy Emerich, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
The position will start August 2021
The successful candidate must possess:
A depth of experience understanding the value of strategic donor screening, prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
A thorough knowledge of successful marketing strategies
High-level skills, emotional intelligence, and a sense of humor to lead a team of volunteers.
Superb written, verbal and electronic communication skills
A proven track record of securing and closing major gifts
The energy and aptitude to thrive in a busy, deadline-driven advancement/marketing arena
Solid technical skills, database management and experience
The successful candidate must be willing to attend numerous night and weekend activities and support the school’s major fund-raising efforts
She/he must be energized by the transformational power of philanthropy and willing to undertake bold initiatives
About St. Joseph's Catholic School
Since 1900, St. Joseph’s Catholic School has provided an excellent Catholic education to countless area students. Educating 400 students annually in grades kindergarten through eighth, St. Joseph’s is the cathedral school of the diocese, affiliated with The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and located on the same campus in Boise, Idaho.