Director of Development (part-time)


St. Jerome Institute - Washington, D.C.

The St. Jerome Institute is a private, independent high school opening in the Fall of 2019. SJI’s distinctive approach is grounded in a Christ-centered, liberal arts curriculum that engages the classical tradition while also addressing contemporary educational concerns. Designed in a seminar format, the curriculum is a unified, four-year program of study that integrates subjects to provide more context, deeper understanding, and greater mastery than a typical lecture style.

At SJI we believe that education fundamentally involves the formation of the human person.  Beneath every class, every lesson lies our great responsibility to more deeply engage the question of each student’s destiny and purpose. Children in our society have been underestimated – not merely in terms of what they can come to know or understand, but also in their capacity to love.  At SJI, we give students from many communities the opportunity to strike out beyond the cynical, the tired, and the trite offerings so frequently designated to them, so that they may dare to gaze in wonder and awe at the great gift of the world around them.  A creative and strategic fundraising program will be key as we work to make this unique educational program accessible to as many different children as possible.  Learn more about our program and apply for the Director of Development position at https://stjeromeinstitute.org/

Director of Development (part-time, 15-20 hours a week)

Reporting to and in partnership with the Headmaster (HM), the Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts as the St. Jerome Institute enters its founding school year.

Responsibilities

  • Articulate and represent the vision, mission and culture of SJI.
  • Develop and execute St. Jerome Institute’s annual fundraising plan.
  • Cultivate a culture of giving in our expanding community.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and other donors.
  • Manage the implementation of our fundraising system along with data entry and gift processing.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and a sense of community with all donors.
  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Overseeing organization of development events and initiatives.
  • Tracking gift commitments and actual gifts.
  • Developing and tracking both proposals and reports for all fundraising.

Qualifications

  • BA (required), MA (a plus).
  • Five-plus years experience in development.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge.

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