Director of Institutional Advancement

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National Catholic Educational Association
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 31, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is seeking an energetic and experienced Director of Institutional Advancement (DIA) who will be directly responsible for successfully creating, leading and implementing an integrated resource development strategy, developing new relationships and maintaining existing relationships to build the organization's visibility, impact and financial resources. This individual will be responsible for raising private sector funds to support NCEA’s initiatives and leading the development and implementation of organization-wide strategies to increase the fundraising capacity. The DIA will support the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board of Trustees in cultivating and soliciting major gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and others. The DIA will be responsible for fundraising and corporate philanthropic support, as well as cultivation of corporate partners that support the organization. The DIA works together with the CEO and other directors to provide strategic leadership and operational management of NCEA as a whole.

Specific responsibilities: 

Revenue Generation

  • Lead the efforts to raise $2-3.5 million annually – with plans to grow to $5 million in the next five years through corporate, individuals, foundations and other funding
  • Identify and implement new revenue streams, with a focus on increasing sustainable unrestricted, private revenue
  • Lead the creation and growth of a new framework for individual giving
  • Partner with CEO and executive team to deepen existing funder relationships and cultivate new supporters
  • Plan and evaluate financial needs and fundraising plans for the organization's future 

Board and Senior Staff Leadership

  • Work closely with the Outsource Board Committee to lead the creation and implementation of development strategy
  • Attend board meetings and board committee meetings and report on development activities as needed, in coordination with the CEO
  • Serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organization and articulate our mission to external constituents
  • Together with the CEO, educate and train board members and senior staff in donor cultivation and professional fundraising techniques
  • Work with the CEO to ensure board members are engaged and energized by their association with organization
  • Develop and produce regular analytic reports for senior management that synthesize the financial progress and trends of fundraising activities
  • Provide leadership, motivation and staff service to the CEO, Chairman and other board members in carrying out their development responsibilities. Accompany CEO and Board Chair as appropriate on solicitation calls. When appropriate, personally conduct major gift solicitations 

Internal Management and Infrastructure

  • Recruit, train, manage and mentor development staff. Continually review departmental infrastructure to ensure support of the organization's revenue growth goals
  • Effectively manage the development department's day-to-day operations, budget and income forecasts
  • Oversee special events staff in planning, while critically evaluating return on investments
  • Partner with the finance and accounting staff to sustain efficient, effective and transparent financial tracking and reporting processes
  • Develop clear processes and collaborate with all other departments within the organization to create an understanding of and appreciation for the development function. Foster an environment of cohesiveness and collaboration



  • 5-8 years of directly related experience, preferably in a development department of a nonprofit
  • Past leadership experience representing an organization to external audiences
  • Experience with staff and board management, engagement and development
  • Demonstrated fundraising success from a variety of fundraising streams
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing effective fundraising strategies
  • Proven track record of developing successful partnerships with other companies and organizations
  • Donor communications experience
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills; persuasive, credible and polished communicator both written and verbal
  • Creative, independent, and strategic thinker
  • Strong strategic planning and project and budget management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and database management
  • Self-starter with a proven ability to meet and complete multiple tasks with solid deadlines
  • Passion for the mission and values of the NCEA 

Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits and great work environment. 

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