Delone Catholic High School has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant Director of Advancement. The Assistant Director of Advancement is an integral part of the overall team that is charged with advancing the Mission of Delone Catholic High School. This person will report to the Director of Advancement and oversee all aspects of a thriving annual giving program, in addition to assisting with the planning and execution of programs, events and initiatives aimed at growing support for Delone Catholic.
Actively support and assist with achieving all goals set forth by the Office of Advancement.
Develop overall short- and long-range plans for annual giving, set goals and objectives in line with overall advancement goals, to include increasing income and alumni giving rates.
Collaborate with the Director of Strategic Communications to create a communications plan that positions and promotes the annual giving program with the school’s various constituencies.
Organize and manage all aspects and segments of annual giving including direct mail, online giving, reunion giving, parent giving and personal visits.
Manage a portfolio of annual donors (and major donors where appropriate), with responsibilities for cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and retention.
Personally solicit leadership gifts from key volunteers and selected prospects.
Provide analysis of the effectiveness of the program.
Collaborate with the Director of Advancement to incorporate all giving and fundraising events in support of athletics, music and forensics and other Delone Catholic clubs and activities under the management of the Office of Advancement.
Oversee volunteers needed to achieve various goals of the Office of Advancement.
Work evenings and weekends as needed to visit donors and support special events.
Complete other duties as requested to support the projects and goals of the Office of Advancement.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Uphold the morals and values of the Catholic Church and the mission of Delone Catholic High School.
High level of motivation and ability to achieve goals, organize and establish priorities effectively and work collaboratively.
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (especially Word and Excel).
Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or comparable donor management database preferred.
Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality and use discretion and tact in all interpersonal relationships.
Able to work evenings and weekends as warranted by meetings, events and other department needs.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in business, communications, marketing or a related field.
A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in advancement or a related field.
Ability to think creatively and strategically and to manage multiple areas of activity simultaneously.
Knowledge of current policies and best practices gained through continuing education, attendance at conferences/workshops and participation in professional organizations.
About Delone Catholic High School
Delone Catholic High School is a regional high school named for Charles J. Delone, Esq., a prominent Catholic attorney of Hanover, who donated the land and the funds for the construction of the original building. The facilities that had been the education center for elementary and high school were destroyed by fire in 1938 which precipitated Mr. Delone's generous donation. The cornerstone of the new school was laid in 1939 and the new building was dedicated by Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Cicognanni, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, on Sept 2, 1940. As a tribute to Mr. Delone, the school bears his name and its athletic teams have adopted his title "Squires" and "Squirettes." Delone Catholic High School continues to serve the youth of parishes in Hanover, McSherrystown, Littlestown, Spring Grove, Abbottstown, New Oxford, Bonneauville, Gettysburg, Fairfield, Westminster, Emmitsburg, Reisterstown, Taneytown and Glyndon as well as non-Catholics from the Adams/Hanover area and northern Maryland. There are also international students from several countries enrolled at Delone Catholic