Director of Advancement | Academy of the Sacred Heart - Bloomfield Hills | MI

The Director of Advancement provides leadership, planning, and management of and for the Advancement Office and is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive institutional advancement program for the learning communities. This position is responsible for the oversight of all fundraising, volunteer, marketing, communications, and alumni activities. All responsibilities are to be in line with the Goals and Criteria. The Director of Advancement reports directly to the Head of School and works collaboratively with the learning community leaders and other senior staff and administrators.
Date Posted: 3/22/19

Job Title: Director of Advancement

Full or Part Time: Full Time

School Name: MI - Academy of the Sacred Heart - Bloomfield Hills

Job Segments:


Identifies, cultivates, communicates with, and solicits major gifts prospects.

Oversees capital campaigns consistent with the ASH strategic plans, working closely with consultants and capital campaign chairs.

Develops, implements, and manages planned giving program, providing mechanisms for bequests, charitable trusts, and endowments.

Develops and implements fundraising policies and procedures.

Develops and oversees donor and prospective donor stewardship programs.

Oversees the gift-giving process and recognition program.

Supervises and collaborates with Advancement Office team members, including the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Coordinator, Director of Marketing and Communications, Special Events Coordinator, and Advancement Services Coordinator, and provides guidance in the continued development and implementation of programs managed by these positions.

Responsible for the annual operating budget of the Advancement Office and reports to the Head of School and Finance Committee on outcomes.

Sets the annual calendar for all fundraising events.

Ensures comprehensive, accurate constituent, donor and prospective donor records.

Generates financial reports regarding gifts, grants, and pledges.

Responsible for the overall coordination of all volunteers associated with the advancement program.

Acts as primary Advancement Office liaison to Finance Office.

Responsible for assisting Head of School with all programs associated with organizational philanthropy.

In collaboration with Advancement Office team members, responsible for setting all advancement goals and objectives that are clear and measurable.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and three to five years of executive-level advancement experience in major gifts, campaigns or planned giving.

Ability to effectively articulate the Goals and Criteria of ASH.

A strong commitment to and understanding of donor recognition and stewardship.

Ability to maintain clear, accurate records and prepare accurate and timely reports.

Willingness and ability to travel.

Understanding and competency in constituent software.

Strong managerial, leadership and supervisory skills.

Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Proven project management skills.

Highly self-directed with an attention to detail and ability to organize effectively.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Kate Lynch, Assistant to the Head of School, at klynch[@]ashmi.org.

Link to Full Description: https://www.ashmi.org/about-us/employment-opportunities
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Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.