Director of Advancement

Position: Director of Advancement
Reports to: Head of School
Classification: Salaried with benefits, 40 hrs. per week

Personal qualities:

  • Spiritually, the employee shall possess characteristics that reflect:
  • A heart for Jesus
  • Acceptance, without reservation, of the Concordia Christian Academy doctrinal beliefs
  • Personally, the employee’s life shall reflect:
    • A lifestyle of biblical integrity
    • A spirit of dedication, commitment, flexibility, and responsiveness A willingness to listen and respond to counsel
    • A passion to contribute to a positive work environment

Duties and Responsibilities

Advancement:

  • Promote CCA in the donor community
  • Oversee event fund development to generate revenue
  • Work with head of school on income generating initiatives and programs
  • Adhere to ethical fundraising principles and guidelines
  • Meet regularly with Volunteer Leadership Team leaders to enhance volunteer recruitment
  • Create sponsorship revenue via business relationships to promote partnerships
  • Assist/coordinate events and initiatives such as Vision Builders, annual fund, and auction
  • Build relationships with families to gain support of school initiatives and improvements
  • Coordinate invitational events to educate and engage the donor community in the work of CCA
  • Coordinate admission and donor-related events with master calendar
  • Create an Alumni Association board and alumni community
  • Create, oversee, and maintain a donor recognition system to honor donors and endear CCA to its donors
  • Seek out and write grants as specific need for funds arises

Admissions:

  • Contribute to CCA’s effectiveness by developing, implementing, and evaluating its admission process
  • Serve as point of contact for prospective parents, answering questions, touring, and hosting informal meetings
  • Coordinate admissions process including, but not limited to, application review, testing, and new file management
  • Prepare entrance testing schedule and coordinate testing, including securing proctors
  • Administer tests (when necessary), grade tests, and receive and disperse test results
  • Assist with assignment of class placement and lists, including utilizing spreadsheets and distributing updated copies to administration
  • Coordinate re-enrollment efforts to include scheduling enrollment dates/times, drafting and distributing letters for non-returning students, and communicating directly with families as needed
  • Maintain historical records for inquiries, applications, admissions, and withdrawals
  • Act as point person for receptions, information meetings (on and off campus), and admissions booth at events
  • Provide leadership of tuition assistance process, awards, communication, and budget
  • Prepare, distribute, and compile new student surveys

Communications & Marketing:

  • Work with head of school and Vision Service Group to develop and implement strategies for promoting CCA and its personnel and students within the school and greater community
  • Design and placement of advertisements in local publications
  • Create events for CCA that host the community in order to increase exposure to the school.
  • Establish and develop consistent mediums of communication that share the goals and objectives of the school
  • Oversee the inflow and outflow of information to keep everyone associated informed and involved
  • Collaborate with directors to create annual marketing and advertising campaign
  • Work with school publications to ensure visibility and flow of information
  • Serve as school’s liaison with community organizations, and seek opportunities to develop strategic partnerships
  • Connect with local elementary schools to establish a feeder school relationship

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Prefer Master’s or advanced degree
  • Experience in educational Marketing/Sales/Admissions/Administration
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office/Fundraising products
  • Ability to relate to, and establish relationships with many different types of people
  • Organization, delegation, multi-tasking, “building,” and time management skills
  • Professional telephone and office etiquette
  • General understanding of development and marketing in the non-profit arena
  • Strong marketing, communications, and public relations background
  • Creative thinking, marketing, and public relations/communications experience required
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to CCA’s Vision Statement, Mission Statement and Core Values
  • Ability to retain confidential information about CCA’s constituents
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