The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic College preparatory school sponsored by the Sister of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
The Advancement Associate/Annual Giving is responsible for directing and managing the school's annual fund and for conducting analytics on the school's database of donors, prospects and constituents. The position reports to the Director of Advancement.
The Advancement Associate is charged with developing and implementing strategies for securing annual financial support for the mission of the school from alumnae, parents (current and past), friends and foundations.
The annual fund is comprised of multiple, personalized solicitations throughout the school year, strategically timed and focused. Solicitation strategies include use of direct mail, social media, phone and personal visitation. The specific approach to different profiles of constituents must be based on information derived from the analytics performed.
The Advancement Associate is also responsible for working with other members of the advancement team to ensure proper data entry, gift acknowledgement, ongoing updating and management of the school's database. It also includes working closely with the President and Advancement Director to identify/move prospects into the major gift cycle, manage the annual fund budget and assist as needed in special advancement projects.
All faculty and staff must demonstrate a commitment to the Core Values of the Academy: community, Catholic identity, academic excellence, educating the whole person, tradition, diversity, leadership, single-sex education, environment and communication.
A complete Position Description can be viewed at www.academyoftheholycross.org under Career Opportunities
Minimum of three years' experience in school fundraising
Excellent research and analytical skills required
Ability to meet deadlines and achieve objectives
Ability to work with others within the department and school
Ability to work with vendors (printers, mail house, etc.) to achieve desired results
Must be proficient in Raiser's Edge Database Software
Must have strong work ethic, excellent organizational and follow-through skills, flexibility and high energy and a willingness to coordinate efforts with others
Must have strong interpersonal skills
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required
Must possess a personal belief in and commitment to the mission, goals and objectives of the school
Must have a high level of integrity in dealing with confidential information
Must have attention to detail
Must possess an optimistic and positive attitude
Must be self-motivated and a self-starter
Must be creative, passionate, respectful, kind sophisticated and have perseverance
The Academy of the Holy Cross, is a private, Catholic high school (grades 9 - 12) for young women located in Kensington, MD. The college preparatory program reflects a holistic approach to education by fostering the intellectual, physical and moral development of the students. The school is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and has been in continuous operation in the Archdiocese since 1868.