PRIMARY FUNCTION: Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Assistant Director will further the work and mission of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) to lead, learn, and proclaim the good news of Catholic education in the United States to Catholic schools and supporting donors and partners, according to Association strategic plans.
This position will be responsible for developing new facets of the institutional advancement program; with primary focus on expanding entry level of corporate partnership and the basic fundraising activities for the Association. Responsibilities will include increasing and diversifying organizational revenue streams, enhancing relationships with the philanthropic community, including past, current, and future donors, expanding the Association’s online giving capabilities, report preparation, and interaction with members and potential partners. Successful candidates will possess extensive development and fundraising experience, deep intellectual curiosity, well developed solicitation and cultivation abilities, strong technology skills, excellent interpersonal skills, multiple project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and outside stakeholders and vendors.
Work closely with Director of Advancement to set fundraising strategy consistent with Association’s goals.
Increase and diversify revenue streams to help build programmatic and organizational capacity.
Develop innovative ways to expand net revenue.
Identify opportunities and effectively execute strategies for enhancing relationships with the philanthropic community including past, current, and future donors.
Work with the Director of Advancement to nurture and expand corporate partnerships.
Collaborate with the President’s Office and events staff to execute high-level cultivation and stewardship events.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Advancement to refine and execute the Corporate Partner Program, expanding gross revenue in the program in excess of 7% per year.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Advancement to refine and execute the Seton Gala, expanding gross revenue in the program in excess of 2.5% per year.
Assist in the cultivation of Seton Award recipients as well as solicit gifts of $25K+ from nominators and recipients.
Solicitation of gifts of $5K+ from individual donors.
Expand the Association’s online giving capabilities and gross receipts.
Work with Association services departments to secure large, multi-year grants.
Ensure development records are reconciled with accounting records, timely acknowledgements are sent, donor and prospect files are maintained, and database records are maintained.
Provide consultation to Association members regarding best practices related to institutional advancement and fundraising.
Provide webinars, workshops, as well as online and print resources to members regarding institutional advancement and fundraising.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement.
Minimal to 25% depending on time of year
Preferred: Advanced Degree
A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in development and fundraising activities for a non-profit or educational organization
Demonstrated success in soliciting and securing gifts and developing annual fundraising strategies
Experience and expertise in major gift cultivation in a Catholic organization preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint & database management experience
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to organize and prioritize work
Ability to work independently with little supervision
Excellent interpersonal skills
Relish working in a dynamic Catholic environment that is mission driven. Takes full responsibility for results. Demonstrates creative and critical thinking skills. Strong business analytics, relationship management, strategy development, and project management expertise.
Capable communicator with strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to capably present to both small and large groups. Demonstrates effective listening and interpersonal skills.
Integrity & Trust
High-energy individual who is self-motivated and confident. Has the ability to work independently and collaboratively with others. Builds positive relationships with NCEA staff as well as targeted individuals. Ability to maintain confidentiality with privileged information.
Warm, outgoing, and professional personality. Ability to interact with a diverse population across the country.
Inspires, motivates and guides others toward shared goals. Coaches and challenges staff to work collaboratively to achieve advancement goals and objectives that are aligned with NCEA’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.
NCEA is a professional membership association of Catholic school educators and institutions. NCEA members, who include individuals, institutions or organizations, receive specialized services based upon their work environment and/or professional role. The largest private professional education organization in the world, NCEA represents more than 6,500 Catholic educational institutions and 150,000 ...Catholic school educators who serve nearly 2 million students in elementary and secondary schools. NCEA focuses on the mission themes of Lead. Learn. Proclaim. and provides valuable news and resources to its members.