Cathedral High School

Boston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3211705
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 26, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Cathedral High School seeks a detail-oriented team player to fill a full-time (40 hour/week) Development Coordinator position! The ideal candidate will be eager to learn and work closely with the Director of Development to implement our multifaceted development plan that incorporates individual donors, foundation/corporate support, and events. Founded in 1926, Cathedral High School is an urban, multicultural, independent, Catholic, college preparatory school in Boston’s historic South End serving boys and girls of all faiths from grades 7 - 12. Rooted in gospel values, we prepare students for college and leadership for life. For the past 16 years all students have graduated and have gone on to college. In order to carry out our mission, we need the financial resources to support both school operations and student tuitions. The Development Coordinator will play a key role in enabling our exciting, mission-based work.

Key Responsibilities:

Gifts Management and Reporting (30% of your time)
  • Process incoming donations, update Raiser’s Edge donor database, and prepare acknowledgment letters
  • Track and reconcile donations by using Raiser’s Edge’s reporting features and process weekly donation reports
  • Prepare monthly revenue reports to reconcile all donations with CFO
Foundation/Corporate Grants (40% of your time)
  • Develop and maintain ongoing grant writing calendar of funders and prospects in Raiser’s Edge
  • Grant prospecting, writing and reporting in an ongoing basis
  • Meet weekly with the Director of Development about the grant calendar
  • Set up grant funder visits on an as-needed basis
Events (15% of your time)
  • Assist with logistics of a few small cultivation events being held at the school
  • Coordinate with Director of Development as needed
  • Provide support as needed for golf and dinner events being managed by outside event company
Director of Development Support (15% of your time)
  • Support the Director of Development by pulling together press kits for donor visits and by providing written donor histories as needed from Raiser’s Edge

Qualifications Needed:

  • A demonstrated interest in the mission of Cathedral High School
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum three year’s experience in a development office required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail both in writing and in data entry
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to manage projects, timelines, budgets
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge required
  • Ability to work independently to develop and execute priorities and also work together in a dynamic team environment
  • Willingness to help with tasks outside this job description on an as-needed basis
  • Ability to be professional and discreet when dealing with confidential or sensitive materials
  • Ability to work a handful of evening events and on graduation Saturday
  • Ability to successfully pass a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check

To Apply:

  • Send a cover letter and résumé to
  • Please include your salary range/requirements in the cover letter.
  • Please enter in the subject line “CHS Development Coordinator.”
  • Applications will be reviewed as received. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.
  • Please no phone inquiries.


Cathedral High School offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus a generous benefits package:
  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Liberal paid time off policy (15 days paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, and 5 sick days)
  • Free parking at the school and close to silver line MBTA stop
  • Immediate eligibility for participation in a 401k retirement plan with partial employer match after 1 year
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Development / Marketing
  • Welcome to Cathedral High School!

    Cathedral 7-12 High School is a philanthropy-based, urban, independent, Catholic, STEAM-based, applied learning school in Boston’s historic South End serving boys and girls of all faiths from grades 7 through 12. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Archdiocese of Boston does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices (consistent with those religious exemptions provided in statutory and constitutional law) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Amy Malkemes , Director of Development
    • 74 Union Park St.
    • Boston, Massachusetts 02118
    • Phone: 617-542-2325
    • Fax: 617-542-1745
    • Email: click here

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