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Development Director

Company: The Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Job Description:

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Create and direct a written development plan
  • Provide leadership, planning, management and evaluation for the development program to ensure budget and engagement goals are met
  • Engage with prospects and donors, and assist the principal and key volunteers in direct engagement
  • Devise, execute, and carefully monitor a strategy to cultivate and retain donors (i.e. alumni, parents of alumni, current parents, grandparents, and friends) with the ultimate goal of increasing both the amount of money raised as well as the number of donors for company
  • Identify and engage prospective donors with leadership potential to grow the culture of philanthropy
  • Lead the development committee including identifying, recruiting, and training new volunteers; empower volunteers to increase support for the school
  • Initiate grant writing activities by researching foundations that match potential projects, establishing relationships with possible funders, writing and submitting grant proposals, and preparing follow-up report
  • Coordinate and manage selected special events and fundraisers that may include an annual auction, donor cultivation programs, and raffles
  • Work collaboratively and creatively to integrate messages in publications (i.e., the annual report and alumni news) as well as all other print/digital materials
  • Manage and balance competing priorities, complex/confidential situations and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Work in conjuntion with the Admissions and Marketing Director to supervice the Development and Recruitment Assistant
  • Work closely with the Business Manager to ensure accurate reconciliation of donations with accounting records
  • Monitor the development budget
  • Provide regular reports to the School Board and Finance Committee
  • Demonstrate servant leadership as a genuine, invested and flexible team player with excellent communication and consensus-building skills and excellent customer service
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a variety of constituents
  • Knowledge of and adherence to ethical standards of the fundraising profession
  • Understanding of the teaching of the Catholic faith and Catholic school operations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and database management, preferably Raiser's Edge
  • Demonstrated experience in project and team management
  • Understanding of financial reporting processes and requirements
  • Ability to motivate and supervise personnel and volunteers
  • Ability to analyze data related to development efforts
  • Ability to establish relationships with community leadership
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred
  • Three to five years of development, sales or related experience preferred

Keywords: The Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Waukesha , Development Director, Executive , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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