Employment Opportunities

The Academy of the Sacred Heart, a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent coeducational school for children ages 3 through Grade 8 located in historic Saint Charles, MO. Drawing from the strength of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education, the Academy endeavors to educate and inspire the heart and mind of each child to become a courageous and confident leader who knows and loves God, and who reveals that love by serving others.

Why a career at the Academy?

Some of the Academy’s benefits:

  • Medical
    • United Health Care Choice Plus (Standard Plan)
    • United Health Care Choice Plus (Premier Plan)
    • Annual eye exam included
  • Dental
    • Delta Dental of Missouri
  • Life/AD&D/Long Term Disability
    • $50,000 life insurance policy
    • $50,000 AD&D policy
    • Long term disability coverage
  • Tuition Remission
  • Continuing Education
  • Retirement
    • Employer contribution – 5% of W-2 earnings (no employee contribution required)
    • Auto contributions available
    • Annual retirement education meetings
  • Personal/Sick/Vacation days
    • Dependent on faculty/staff position and varies based on number of years of service

Non-Discrimination Statement

Academy of the Sacred Heart provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to their age, color, disability status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other class protected by state or federal law. As a Catholic school in the Sacred Heart tradition, Academy of the Sacred Heart reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions, as permitted by law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.


Available Positions:

Development Director

Development Director — Academy of the Sacred Heart, St. Charles, MO

The Academy of the Sacred Heart, a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent coeducational school for children ages 3 through Grade 8 located in historic Saint Charles, MO. Drawing from the strength of the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education, the Academy endeavors to educate and inspire the heart and mind of each child to become a courageous and confident leader who knows and loves God, and who reveals that love by serving others.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Development Director reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Head of School. The Development Director is expected to provide professional expertise and support to the Academy by developing goals and implementing strategies to meet the Academy’s financial goals. The Development Director manages all development activities, with particular emphasis on major gift fundraising. This position works closely with the Head of School to cultivate major donors, manage any capital campaigns and continue the progress in improving annual and planned giving programs. The Development Office staff includes a Special Events Coordinator and a Database Coordinator. The Development Office collaborates closely with the Public Relations and Alumni. The Development Director is a member of the Academy Leadership Team and works a full-time, 12-month schedule.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Overall Fundraising Efforts

  • Foster the Academy’s growing culture of philanthropy.
  • Engage all school constituencies in community-wide development initiatives that increase a sense of belonging with the school and an awareness of our community’s strengths and successes.
  • Implement short- and long-term fundraising strategies for operating support, facilities, special projects, capital campaigns, and endowment growth.
  • Serve as a representative of the school to current and prospective donors. Effectively communicate the Academy of the Sacred Heart’s record of success and students’ future needs to donors and donor prospects as well as to the Academy community.
  • Develop high-touch and high-level programming for major donors to increase their affinity with the Academy and to cultivate in preparation for the school’s next capital campaign.
  • Work with the Head of School to identify major gift donor prospects.
  • Manage all donor and prospect relationships.
  • Engage and solicit existing and prospective donors by mail, by phone, through school events and face-to-face meetings.

The Annual Fund

  • Manage the Annual Fund campaign, the school’s annual fundraising campaign.
  • Collaborate with Advancement Committee members to recommend and implement initiatives to increase donor retention and acquisition.
  • Build on annual fund momentum of year-over-year growth, in both dollars raised and community participation.
  • In collaboration with the Alumni Director, work closely to ensure proper cultivation and stewardship of Alumni, parents of Alumni, and former parents who might be donor prospects to further develop Alumni giving interest and opportunities.
  • Oversee, in collaboration with the Special Events Coordinator and the Director of Marketing and Communications, the creation of all fundraising materials, including but not limited to, all campaign marketing collateral, annual report, website updates, solicitation and acknowledgment letters, funding proposals, and stewardship reports.

Data Systems

  • Maintain and update donor database in conjunction with the Business Office.
  • Maintain electronic information management and reporting systems.
  • Coordinate with the Special Events Coordinator and the Alumni Director to ensure timely donor recognition and formal acknowledgment.

Events

  • Collaborate with the Special Events Coordinator in soliciting and securing large gifts and sponsorships for fundraising events.
  • Assist the Special Events Coordinator to plan and manage special events such as site visits, receptions, donor recognition, and fundraising events.

Other

  • Be an active and visible member of the school community through participation in school-wide events such as faculty meetings, student performances, back-to-school nights, athletic events, auction event, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree
  • Minimum of five years senior-level development work, preferably in education
  • Proven track record running campaigns, both annual and capital, and making large asks
  • Experience with grant writing process
  • Exceptional interpersonal and listening skills, and enjoys both collaborative teamwork, and working independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge including Wealth Management
  • Experience planning both large events (several hundred people) and more intimate events (dozens of people)
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Comfortable managing confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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