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St. Mary’s Catholic School (SMCS) in Taylor, Texas, is currently seeking a Development Officer to promote the mission of our school and build, manage, and further meaningful relationships with our donors and partners, primarily in-person and individually.
The oldest private school in the county (est. 1896), SMCS serves PK3-12th grade students. We are the first school in the Diocese to return to our Classical roots, and the first school in Texas to open a Chesterton Academy (an international network of joyfully Catholic, Classical high schools). St. Mary’s has implemented a classical instructional program that includes integrated History, Literature, and Religion, formal logic curriculum, rigorous Great Books/Classic Literature studies, and a focus on the pursuit of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.
We are known for our infectious Christian joy, welcoming family atmosphere, and outstanding service and academic formation. Educating in wisdom and virtue, St. Mary’s Catholic School is centered on Christ in all that we do!
Role of the Development Officer
The Development Officer (DO) at St. Mary’s Catholic School (SMCS) will build, manage, and further meaningful relationships with SMCS’s current donors (individuals, foundations, businesses, or organizations) through meaningful interactions, primarily in-person and individually.
Responsibilities of the Development Officer
Reporting to the Head of School, the DO will personally visit *current* donors to identify individuals who would like to be meaningfully involved in the mission and vision of SMCS; cultivate meaningful relationships between those individuals and SMCS; personally solicit meaningful gifts from those individuals; and continue to further involve those individuals in the mission and vision of SMCS. This includes:
Creating and implementing meaningful-interaction plans for each assigned donor, and collaborating with the Head of School, leadership, and volunteers in these efforts.
Soliciting meaningful gifts from each assigned donor.
Tracking and managing all donor interactions in database/relationship management software.
Providing a regular summary to the Head of School of meaningful interactions with assigned donors, including past and upcoming interactions, solicitations, and new gifts received.
Duties Not Assigned to the Development Officer
The DO’s role, first and foremost, is to cultivate meaningful relationships with SMCS’s donors. Therefore, the DO will not (under any circumstance):
Have any administrative role over other functions at the school
Focus his or her efforts on new donor acquisition
Plan events other than for donor relationships, fundraising or otherwise
Be in anyway responsible for school marketing, mass communications, managing social media accounts, PR, or any other advertising
Requirements & Qualifications
Active Catholic with a commitment to SMCS’s mission and knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
Excellent understanding of and passion for Catholic liberal education and classical education
Strong passion for people and interacting individually with them
Strong ability to converse with others of various ages, backgrounds, and viewpoints
Ability to regularly set and conduct donor visits in a methodical and disciplined manner
Excellent listening skills
Excellent writing, public speaking and verbal persuasion skills
Excellent professional demeanor.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Energetic self-starter with positive, optimistic attitude, and a strong sense of initiative
Collaboration, planning and implementation skills
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Experience (preferred, but not required):
A minimum of two years development, alumni relations. or related field.
Proven, measurable track record of successful interactions with donors or clients.
Proven, measurable track record of successful experience in acquiring major gifts.
Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.
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