Website St. Jerome Institute Washington, District of Columbia

Development Officer (full-time)

Reporting to and in partnership with the President, the Development Officer will spearhead development efforts at the St. Jerome Institute. The ideal candidate for this position has an enthusiasm for Catholic, liberal education and is comfortable with speaking to different audiences about it. Though development experience is preferred, this position is also available to recent graduates who want to build a career in development. The ideal candidate will possess a strong ability to write clearly and effectively.


  • Articulate and represent the vision, mission and culture of the St. Jerome Institute
  • Assist in executing SJI’s annual fundraising plan
  • Oversee organization of development events and initiatives
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all fundraising
  • Manage the implementation of our fundraising system along with data entry and gift processing
  • Track gift commitments and actual gifts
  • Assist in securing financial support from individuals, foundations, and other donors
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and a sense of community with all donors
  • Cultivate a culture of giving in our expanding community


  • BA (required)
  • Experience in development is preferred though not necessary – salary offer will be commensurate to experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or an analogous program) preferred

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About St. Jerome Institute High School:

The St. Jerome Institute is a private, independent high school that opened in the Fall of 2019. SJI’s distinctive educational approach is grounded in a Christ-centered, liberal arts curriculum that engages the classical tradition while also addressing contemporary educational concerns. Designed in a seminar format, the curriculum is a unified, four-year program of study that integrates subjects to provide more context, deeper understanding, and greater mastery than a typical lecture style. We believe that education fundamentally involves the formation of the human person. Beneath every lesson and every class lies our great responsibility to more deeply engage the question of each student’s destiny and purpose. Children in our society have been underestimated – not merely in terms of what they can come to know or understand, but also in their capacity to love. At SJI, we give students from many communities the opportunity to strike out beyond the cynical, tired, and trite offerings so frequently offered to them, so that they may dare to gaze in wonder and awe at the great gift of the world around them.

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