Saint John’s High School is deeply rooted in the development and
traditions of the Catholic Church in Central Massachusetts. The
school was an outgrowth of both the first Catholic Church (1834)
and the first parochial
school (1873) in Worcester. It is the first of many high
schools operated by the Xaverian Brothers in New England.
The school creates an atmosphere of interdependence,
respect, inclusion, and personal responsibility
and aims to send forth young men who will use their
God-given talents to transform their community, nation, and
The advancement office at Saint John's High School seeks to
raise and provide the financial support and resources to maintain
the tradition of excellence at the school by maintaining the strong
bond and connection with alumni, families, and friends of
Saint John's. The Saint John's High School Pioneer Community and
the generosity of spirit and financial support are vital to its
As the organization approaches the largest, most ambitious
fundraising initiative in its history, the opportunity has emerged
for a Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) to increase current and
capital support and advance priorities that will both further its
tradition of excellence and dramatically enhance its campus
The incoming CAO will manage a team of eight, partner with the
Headmaster, Board of Trustees, and engage an alumni base to ensure
the strength and security of Saint John’s for generations to
Reporting to the Headmaster and a key member of the Saint John’s
leadership team, the Chief Advancement Officer will oversee all
aspects of its advancement efforts
related to both fundraising and communications. The successful
candidate will continue to grow and strengthen the culture of
philanthropy, positioning the school for future growth, and will
develop and execute strategies to achieve its campaign objectives.
Leading a team of eight, the incoming CAO will provide mentorship
and expertise in fundraising and communications best
Experience & Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of professional
- Ability to articulate the mission of Saint John’s High School
and the Xaverian Brothers.
- Demonstrated ability to solicit and secure major and planned
gifts, understand data analytics and metrics, and experience
increasing alumni engagement.
- Willingness and ability to travel locally, regionally,
nationally, and internationally.
- Demonstrated strength in managerial, leadership, and
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication
- Demonstrated experience in producing publications and
To apply or nominate someone, please send cover letter and
resume to Lisa Vuona, Managing Partner, Boyden Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org.