Director of Development (full-time; variable hours), starting salary: $36,000

Job posted: 11-16-22

The Director of Development fulfills the mission of Calvary Christian School by planning, guiding, and evaluating the school's fundraising and marketing efforts. Additionally, this position will establish community partnerships, join community events, and host parent partnerships events.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with, and show love to, those who give time, talent, and treasure to the school.
  • Create a positive culture of stewardship and cultivate/maintain donor relations.
  • Work with the Principal and administrative team in formulating annual goals at CCS to fund the precise vision expansion needs of the school.
  • Develop and design a comprehensive annual plan to raise funds through individuals, corporations, businesses, and foundations.
  • Prepare/complete annual calendar of fundraising activities/events.
  • Envision and execute the financing for a building campaign
  • Report regularly to the school administrator.
  • Maintain a donor management system. This system should ensure timely acknowledgment of all donations and establish a system for identifying who should acknowledge gifts at various giving levels.
  • Expand the Educational Improvement Tax Credit scholarship program by soliciting new business partnerships.
  • Seek out, solicit, and prepare proposals for foundations and other grant-making organizations.
  • Organize and manage project-based and capital improvement campaigns, as needed.
  • Attend continuing education and advancement opportunities that involve school development.
  • Expand the Planned Giving aspect of the school.
  • Participate in local service and networking organizations to build relationships with community members and businesses.

  • Give leadership to monthly email newsletters and announcements to donors and community members.
  • Give leadership to social media strategy & website updates.
  • Coordinate advertising with local media outlets.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Or a combination of education and experience sufficient to get the job done.

Key Competencies
  • Christian character and strong personal relationship with God
  • Positive, encouraging attitude
  • 3-5 years experience in fundraising development with a proven track record of success in raising funds and experience working with budgets and clear financial expectations.
  • Extensive organizational and people skills with experience in working independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient with Google programs and various donor-based software
  • Enthusiasm for the school’s purpose and ability to share that excitement with others.
  • Agreement with CCS and Calvary's mission, values, and policies.
  • Able to build relationships that can lead to financial support, particularly in the sensitive area of dealing with friends and family of the school.
  • Desire to build a small and highly motivated volunteer team who can help meet the financial vision of the school.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • High level of discretion and confidentiality
  • Knowledge of a broad range of advancement activities
  • Skill in critical thinking and planning

Number of people supervised: None.

Physical Requirements
An employee must meet the physical demands described here to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  • Health/Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • School Tuition
  • Phone Allowance
  • Participating in FSA
  • Pet Discount Plan
  • Aflac
  • LegalShield & IDShield