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June 4, 2019
Director of Advancement
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The Director of Advancement is responsible for oversight of all development and campaign functions of SHS, including but not limited to the supervision of the Institutional Advancement department staff, coordination of all giving programs and grants, oversight of development publications and communications, as well as maintenance of the website and marketing for the Admissions department.

SHS is almost to the completion of its second Capital Campaign in ten years . The Director of Advancement will lead the completion of the campaign, working with SHS’s fundraising consultant, to finalize and secure remaining gifts.

In addition to finalizing the campaign, the Director of Advancement will develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan for the future ; work with staff to implement best practices in donor operations and relations; as well as align the SAC, Board of Trustees and the Parents’ Associations’ committees to support Advancement. Best practices in donor operations includes tracking trustee givi ng and proactive trustee stewardship.

The Director of Advancement will work collaboratively with SAC members, faculty, and the Director of Schools in creative and innovative ways to further and enhance SHS’s advancement initiatives and activities.

General Duties:
▪ Oversee the Institutional Advancement department and its staff. Provide management and leadership of the department, including driving staff professional growth and development.
▪ Provide visionary and inspirational guidance to the department resulting in a high degree of engagement.
▪ Plan and oversee all fundraising activities among all SHS constituencies. Create alignment with
various constituencies, both internal and external.
▪ Work closely with the Board of Trustees' Committee on Development as well as volunteer campaign
leadership during the campaigns and other programs.
▪ Liaise with Investment, Finance, Marketing, Strategic Planning Board committees and represent the development/communications/marketing point of view in these committees.
▪ Develop and implement strategic planning initiatives for development, communications, and admissions.
▪ Coordinate fundraising initiatives with the Lower/Middle School (Pre K-8) and the Sacred Heart
Preparatory (9-12) Parents' Association leadership.
▪ Work with the Committee on Trustees to identify potential trustee candidates.
▪ Provide support staffing and guidance to the Director of Schools.

Campaign and General Development Activities and Communications:
▪ Oversee the successful implementation and completion of fundraising efforts including the capital
campaign, annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, and fundraising events.
▪ Partner with the Director of Schools, the Board of Trustees, and SHS senior management on fundraising goal-setting.
▪ Review and approve activities regarding prospect management issues and questions.
▪ Oversee the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations.
▪ Provide managerial oversight to the Advancement Writing Manager and New Media Manager in the production of the SHS Annual Report and All-Schools Magazine, the schools’ website design, marketing, and content and other communication programs.
▪ Oversee the identification, recruitment and on-going activities of volunteers.
▪ Work closely with the Board of Trustees and sub-committee chairs on all matters related to
marketing and development.
▪ Oversee prospect identification, research, cultivation and solicitation processes.
▪ Oversee the proposal development process for individuals, foundations and corporations.
▪ Approve coordination of the logistics of solicitation activities by volunteers and staff. Approve milestones and schedule of all solicitation programs.
▪ Provide assistance with the donor stewardship program.
▪ Work with senior staff to develop and generate reports to be used throughout the campaign for both Trustees and volunteers.
▪ Provide regular presentation and updates to the Board of Trustees.

Administration and Operations:
▪ Serve as a member of SHS' senior administrative team, School’s Administrative Council (SAC).
▪ Create and monitor the Institutional Advancement departmental budget.
▪ Work with the business office in overseeing gift processing and reconciliation.
▪ Participate in the annual departmental audit in coordination with the Business department.
▪ Provide statistical data and complete annual surveys for independent school associations as requested by the Director of Schools.
▪ Foster relationships with faculty and staff related to development.
▪ Promote professional standards and personnel development by participating in local and national
associations that offer support and professional assistance.

Sally Carlson
[email protected]

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