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Advancement Director


Aberdeen, MD, USA


St. Joan of Arc School located in Aberdeen, Maryland seeks dynamic candidates for the positon of Advancement Director. This full time position, reporting to the school Principal; will concentrate on planning, management, coordination, and evaluation of the enrollment management, marketing, development, communications and constituent/public relations programs of the school.


  • Responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the marketing, recruitment and retention of students. This includes but is not limited to open houses, campus visits and tours, re-registration, brochure creation, etc.
  • Working closely with key volunteers, coordinate the external and internal marketing efforts and initiatives that attract and retain students in sufficient numbers to support the programs of the school.
  • Plan, collect data, make projections and report enrollment management data.
  • Responsible for the planning, management, and implementation of all fundraising initiatives.
  • Plan, manage, and implement annual giving, major gifts, and events. This includes, but is not limited to: prospect identification and research, cultivation, solicitation, gift processing, acknowledgments and stewardship.
  • Works to create and support a culture of philanthropy within the school.
  • Promote understanding, acceptance and support of the vision and mission statements, and objectives of the school
  • Set priorities to meet annual goals
  • Database management: oversee the management of databases as it relates to enrollment management and development, especially the updating and maintaining of the alumni database



  • Successful experience in enrollment management, development, sales, marketing, communication, and/or volunteer management.
  • Ability to appreciate and communicate a passion for Catholic elementary education
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational goals
  • Ability to build a team, effectively recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Superior communication skills, ability to conceptualize and execute strategic plans, the ability to interact confidently and effectively with school staff, students, donors, trustees, school administration, the media and alumni
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and the Internet
  • Experience in a parochial or not-for-profit environment preferred.


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