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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: Minimum annual salary of $110,000. Range based on experience.
  • Organization Type: Education

Cor Jesu Academy

Cor Jesu Academy seeks a Director of Advancement and Leadership Giving to provide leadership and management of the Advancement Office and is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive advancement program.  The Director of Advancement and Leadership Giving  provides direction and guidance to the school, reports directly to the President, serves as a member of the administrative team and oversees members of the Advancement staff.

Specific Duties:

Advancement, Advisory Board, Board Committee Relations:

·     Advises and assists the President, Advisory Council, Advancement Committee, and Endowment Committee in establishing and maintaining an on-going program of advancement to market the school for image, enrollment and resources

·     Advises the President and others on implications and impacts of policies and practices of the school, considering public attitudes, including those affecting alumnae, parents, and others in the community.

Major Gifts:

·     Develops and executes an annual plan to grow the base of Cor Jesu’s major donors. Identifies opportunities to deepen the commitments of existing major donors. Personally solicits gifts alone or with others.

·     Sees that prospects are assigned to appropriate persons in the Advancement Department, advisory board members, other key volunteers, and administrators.

·     Coordinates the writing and submission of funding proposals to Foundations.

Annual Fund:

·     Plans and implements with input from the President and Advisory Council, a comprehensive annual giving campaign to secure significant funding for the school.

·     Works directly with the Advancement Team to make the Annual Fund the foundation of giving, tracks retention, and meets Annual Fund goals.

Capital Campaign:

·     Develops, plans and manages future Capital Campaigns

·     Determines Capital Campaign goals in collaboration with the President, Advisory Board and Leadership Team

Constituent Relations:

·     Develops, Implements and Leads with the Advancement team a comprehensive constituent relations program including parents, alumnae, parents of alumnae, grandparents and friends, ensuring that cultivation and stewardship plans are executed.

·     Develops donor relations, corporate and foundation relations programs to maintain connection and communication with key Investment sources of the school.


·     With the Communications team and Advancement team, coordinates marketing materials for solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship.

·     Works with Communications & Public Relations as related to the Advancement Office.

Planned Giving:

·     Coordinates planned and deferred giving programs

·     Produces financial reports and statistical reports on annual giving, capital giving, endowments, cash flow and other projections

·     Solicits new Endowed Scholarships.

Team Leadership:

·     Supervises and directs the work of the Advancement Team.

·     Oversees the Advancement program including growing the Annual Fund, increasing the Endowment, increasing revenue of Special Events, and increased planned giving.

·     Prepares and administers budget for Advancement Office.

Qualifications Include:

·     Bachelor’s degree required, with a minimum of 3-5 years advancement experience

·     Experience soliciting gifts

·     Ability to collaborate with multiple departments, both internal and external, to produce projects in a timely manner.

·     Ability to manage multiple projects at one time

·     Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·     A passion for Catholic education

·     Experience with platforms utilized by the school, such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, and relevant donor CRM software, Blackbaud experience preferred


·     This position is year-round, full-time and requires some evenings and weekend work.

If interested, please submit a cover letter stating your personal interest in the position and a resume to