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Director of Advancement | St. Francis Xavier Catholic School

Brunswick

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

  • 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

Professional 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 Schools Policy Handbook
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a 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 written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends, as needed to fulfill performance responsibilities
  • Willingness to fully integrate into the school, parish, and surrounding communities
  • Familiarity with related database application
Note: VIRTUS training and criminal background check are required for hiring.

Apply!

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Dr. Terry Mermann
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School
1121 Union Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2023

Director

Jo Ann Green
912-201-4071

Employee Benefits Coordinator

Cathy Dyer
912-201-4062


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