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Director of Advancement | St. Francis Xavier Catholic School


The Director of Advancement oversees a comprehensive fundraising program, including support for the major gifts program, the Annual Giving program for parents, alumni, and members of both Catholic parishes, as well as the business community, foundation relations, planned giving, event management, communications and relations with alumni. The Director reports to the school principal and pastor.

Performance Responsibilities

  • Complies with policies and procedures established for St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in the Diocese of Savannah as outlined in the school’s Faculty Handbook, Parent/Student Handbook, and the Diocesan Catholic School’ Policy Handbook aising, recruitment, and alumni relations.
  • Has an overall knowledge of and can communicate the school’s mission
  • Reflects, in personal and professional life, a commitment to Gospel values
  • Accepts and supports Faith Community not simply as a concept to be taught, but as a reality to be live in worship, service, and interpersonal relationships
  • Is punctual in attendance and performance of regular duties
  • Dresses professionally as outlined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Attends specified meetings and designated workshops
  • Creates and implements a strategic fundraising plan
  • Provides leadership and guidance for team members including the Communication, Fundraising, and Enrollment Coordinator and Admissions Coordinator
  • Plans and administers the office’s annual budget
  • Plans, develops, and executes strategies for obtaining donations of annual, major, and planned gifts
  • Supervises the efforts to identify potential supporters
  • Supervises stewardship of donor philanthropy
  • Supervises the planning and execution of events to support fundraising and recruitment
  • Coordinates the planned giving program with the Communication, Fundraising, and Enrollment Coordinator
  • Assists the Principal and Pastor in identifying needs of SFXCS to be met by major gifts
  • Helps create and support implementation of a communications plan with the goal of enhancing fundraising, recruitment, and alumni relations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years of full time, progressive annual fund and major gift experience
  • Demonstrated supervision of staff with experience motivating and building staff competencies
  • Strong communication skills as writer and speaker
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends
  • Willingness to fully integrate into the school, parish, and other communities
  • Familiarity with related database applications


VIRTUS training and criminal background check are required for hiring.
Send resume and cover letter to Carrie Jane Williamson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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