Ursuline Academy seeks a dynamic individual to join the senior administrative team as Chief Advancement Officer, effective immediately.
The Chief Advancement Officer must be a proven leader who will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive strategic advancement program for Ursuline. The ideal candidate will oversee all external relations for the Academy, including development, alumnae relations, and marketing/communications. This position includes working collaboratively with the Advancement Committee and other school administrators, and reports directly to the President of the Academy.
Responsibilities include, (but are not limited to):
Oversee the Academy’s fundraising and marketing/communications efforts
Motivate and manage a team of advancement professionals
Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and maintain a major gifts portfolio of donors and prospects
Identify and implement strategies to increase support from new and existing donors
Manage and supervise all fundraising activities
Partner with the President and Board to solicit major gifts, participating in solicitations where appropriate
Oversee the development of all materials for fundraising, marketing, and communications
Manage the annual operating budget for the Advancement Office
Embrace the mission and vision of Ursuline Academy
Proven successful management experience
Possess exceptional communication skills, with proven ability to write effectively, speak persuasively, and listen attentively
Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques and in particular with major gifts
Be skilled in working with and motivating staff, board members, and volunteers
Be willing to direct and participate in all phases of donor cultivation and solicitation
Seven to ten years’ experience of increasingly challenging proven fundraising success in nonprofit institutions, ideally with educational institutions.