Mission Grammar School

Roxbury, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3233391
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 19, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Mission Grammar School, Our Lady of Perpetual Help / Roxbury, MA

Reporting to the Principal, the Director of Advancement is a member of the senior staff and works closely with the Board of Specified Jurisdiction. The Director is responsible for the oversight of both development efforts and marketing for the school. The Director oversees the administration of the advancement budget; all fundraising processes and records; and all advancement events and constituent volunteer efforts. In addition, the Director directs development efforts, communications and constituent/public relations programs for the school. The Director of Advancement is attentive to the school’s public presence in all its manifestations and is responsible for the school’s website. These activities create a climate for enrollment and development viability that supports the mission and sustainability of the school.


1. Plans, manages and implements all fundraising (revenue-based) and friend raising (relationship-based) initiatives.
2. Plans, manages and implements annual giving, major gifts and events. This includes but is not limited to prospect identification and research, cultivation, solicitation, gift processing, acknowledgments and stewardship. This may include some travel for face-to-face visits and events with prospects and donors.
3. Educates and engages key volunteers (i.e. Parents Association) in implementing and executing mission-based fundraising.
4. Works to create and support a culture of philanthropy within the school.
5. Creates and/or oversees database and data management for reports and analysis as they relate to development. Updates and maintains the alumni and past parent databases.
6. Develops processes and procedures for advancement operations.

1. Promotes understanding and support of the school’s vision, mission statements and objectives.
2. Attends Board of Specified Jurisdiction meetings when appropriate and is involved in strategic planning and keeping the board fully apprised of the school’s admission, financial aid, development and marketing endeavors.
3. Serves as the staff liaison for the enrollment and development committees of the board to help inform and educate on trends and projections.
4. Aids in setting school priorities to meet annual goals.
5. Reports on progress of goals and objectives.

1. Sets and maintains professional writing and design standards for school communications. Serves as brand ambassador of the school. This includes, but is not limited to:
­ Website and email marketing creative direction and production
­ Print publications including school newsletter/magazine, marketing materials, giving program brochures and direct mail pieces
­ Social media updates and communications
­ Media relations including advertising and press releases in local newspapers, local media coverage of school events.
2. Is an integral leader for the school community and participates fully in daily community life of the school.

• 3-5 years of experience in Advancement or Development is required. Volunteer management and board experience a plus.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field strongly preferred. Master’s degree preferred.
• Ability to appreciate and communicate a passion for Catholic elementary education.
• Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational goals.
• Ability to build a team, effectively recruit and manage volunteers.
• Superior communication skills, ability to conceptualize and execute strategic plans, the ability to interact confidently and effectively with school staff, students, donors, trustees (board members), school administration, the media and alumni.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and social media is required.
• Experience in a not-for-profit environment, parochial, independent school is preferred.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Development / Marketing
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    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
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Aliece Dutson
    • 94 St. Alphonsus Street
    • Roxbury, Massachusetts 02120

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