Director of Advancement
The role of the Director of Advancement for the Catholic School office is to promote the mission of Catholic schools through various means. The Director of Advancement will lead and enhance the fundraising programs, including, but not limited to, student scholarship programs, special events, and grant writing. They will also coordinate the communications with and for the Catholic School Office, and support diocesan school marketing. The director will report to the Superintendent of Schools and work collaboratively with advancement personnel of other diocesan agencies.
Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and at least three (3) years related experience and/or training, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience in non-profit fundraising, and project coordination
Display a basic understanding of and respect for the missions of Catholic education, its teachings, the traditions of the Roman Catholic faith, and have strong knowledge of school culture
Extremely well organized, a self-starter, the ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks, establish priorities throughout the workday, and manage projects concurrently. Yet also have a collaborative nature with the ability to quickly establish and gain the respect and support of colleagues, donors, and volunteers
Critical characteristics include integrity, initiative, positive attitude, emotional intelligence, strong interpersonal skills, and a high level of maturity and judgment
Valid NYS Driver’s License and record of safe operation of motor vehicle
Position requires extended periods of sitting and working at a computer, ability to move about in and office environment, ability to operate office equipment, e.g., phone, computer, printer; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds; must be able to travel to various worksites within the Diocese of Albany.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time.