October 27, 2015
The Archdiocese of New York
The Catholic Education Advancement Office
Collaborate with Executive Director, Catholic Education Advancement to create a fundraising plan for the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of New York.
Executive Director, Catholic Education Advancement
- Support Executive Director, Education Advancement in creating development plan for Catholic schools – from grassroots to major gift levels
- Support major gift efforts for Education Advancement programs, including Catholic Alumni Partnership, School Champions Program, and Inner-City Scholarship Fund
- Oversee fundraising efforts of Archdiocese of New York’s nine school regions
- Liaise with Regional Boards and Offices to assist in development efforts
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major and planned gift donors and prospects.
- Support Executive Director, Superintendent of Schools, and Archbishop of New York in soliciting high-level major/planned gift prospects. Arrange meetings, provide briefings and prospect research, and contribute to strategy development. Prepare proposals as needed.
- Work closely with the Manager of Special Events to create and execute new events
- Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications to create fundraising materials
- Create stewardship plan for donors to Catholic Education Advancement and school regions
- Maintain up-to-date records on all donor contact in Raiser’s Edge
- Assist with Board meetings and events as needed
- Oversee special projects as needed
- Build a pipeline of major gift prospects with the goal of increasing current donor giving and acquiring new donor revenue to Archdiocesan Catholic Education Advancement Office
- Arrange and/or conduct agreed upon number of personal visits with prospects
- Develop comprehensive stewardship plan
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Advanced degree preferred.
- Previous experience in major gift fundraising. Ability to develop strong relationships with board members, donors, volunteers, and prospects.
- Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
- Broad-based nonprofit business experience
- Understanding of New York City and national education landscape, as well as dialogue about education reform
- Intelligent, articulate, highly motivated self-starter
- Exceptional organization and time management skills; ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and prioritize effectively
- Creativity and resourcefulness; entrepreneurial spirit and ability to think strategically
- Ability to relate effectively with upper management, Board of Trustees, etc.
- Possess initiative to continually seek ways to improve operations of department
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: