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Advancement Officer

Job Title: Advancement Officer
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July 31st, 2022
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Cathedral High School seeks a self-driven team player to fill a full-time Advancement Officer position. The ideal candidate will work closely with a four person fundraising team to implement a multifaceted fundraising plan that incorporates an annual fund, individual donors, events, and foundation and corporate grants. This person will also participate in a multi-million-dollar campaign that Cathedral is spearheading over the next two years.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Director of Advancement to develop a long-term plan for achieving our revenue goals for annual giving, including prospect research, and lead development alumni engagement strategies, leveraging social media in alumni outreach efforts.
  • Executes and manages Cathedral’s annual fund across multiple mediums (direct mail, social media, and through donor events)  
  • In coordination with the Director of Advancement, plans, implements and manages a robust events calendar of fundraising and stewardship events, including developing a social media strategy as well as volunteer and vendor management
  • Reviews event execution and event registration process, and works on troubleshooting the user experience
  • Manages event and annual fund budgets. Provides projections and reports on budgeted revenues and expenses.  
  • Manages and cultivates a portfolio of donors to further engage them in higher levels of giving and meaningful connections with the mission, our students and the Cathedral leadership team
  • Develops and manages a team of Alumni Ambassadors to assist with events, while increasing class participation and giving
  • Documents donor communications in Raiser’s Edge database
  • Submits regular reports/metrics on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Collects and analyzes data using Raiser’s Edge software that measures event participation and engagement to inform strategic planning of future events
  • Assists with ongoing story creation for eNewsletters, donor videos, social media and student speeches at events
  • Other duties as assigned outside of your main responsibilities may occur on occasion

Qualifications Needed:

  • A demonstrated interest and passion for Cathedral’s mission
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database as well as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of three years experience in fundraising
  • A demonstrated success in coordinating events
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to details
  • Ability to manage projects, timelines, and budgets
  • Strong ability to take initiative and work independently, but also be a team player when needed
  • Ability to be professional and discreet when dealing with confidential or sensitive materials
  • Flexibility in accommodating a work schedule that is occasionally dictated by our event schedule, including the ability to work some evening and weekend events

To Apply:

  • Send a thoughtful cover letter and résumé to advancement@cathedralhighschool.net.
  • Please include your desired salary range in the cover letter.
  • Please enter in the subject line of the email “Advancement Officer.”
  • Please no phone inquiries.

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