Advancement Director

Kolbe Academy is seeking a dynamic fundraising professional to lead a multi-faceted development effort. The candidate should be versed in multiple aspects of development work including major gift programs, annual giving, grant writing, planned giving, and event planning. This is a key, full-time staff position reporting to the Principal.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with Principal, Board, and staff in the implementation of a multi-faceted fundraising plan.
  • Prospect, cultivate, solicit, develop and maintain relationships with donors at all levels
  • Plan, develop and direct the annual appeals and special fundraising events
  • Research and submit grant proposals and track grant reporting requirements
  • Oversee donor database and all donor acknowledgements
  • Support volunteers with conceptualization, development and implementation of special fundraising events
  • Promote Kolbe Academy via content and design of fundraising and marketing materials, monthly newsletter, annual report
  • Keep abreast of advancement techniques and utilize the same in growing the annual appeal and other fundraising opportunities

Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification is a plus

Other Requirements:

  • A strong commitment to Catholic values and Catholic education
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in development and/or marketing, preferably in an educational setting
  • Successful track record of raising major gifts
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer skills including database and website experience
  • A high degree of credibility, integrity, and self-confidence is essential
  • Valid PA driver’s license

To apply please send cover letter, resume, clearances and references to:

No phone calls please.