Advancement Director (Full Time) - Kolbe Academy


Kolbe Academy is seeking a dynamic fundraising professional to lead a multi-faceted development and marketing effort. The candidate should be well-versed in multiple aspects of development work including major gift programs, annual giving, planned giving, event planning, social media and marketing. This is a key, full-time administrative staff position reporting to the Principal. The Kolbe Academy family is committed to students in recovery and their families through faith, academics, and service.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with Principal and Board of Directors in the implementation of a multi-faceted fundraising plan that meet the operational fundraising goals of the school
  • Establish fundraising priorities that have the greatest impact on achieving fundraising goals in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Identify new major gift sources and serve as the school’s primary knowledge source for funding opportunities and philanthropic outlets.
  • Lead the advancement efforts to significantly increase the numbers and size of major gifts.
  • Prospect, cultivate, solicit, develop and maintain relationships with donors at all levels
  • Plan, develop and direct the annual appeal campaigns and special fundraising events
  • Research and submit grant proposals and track grant reporting requirements
  • Oversee donor database (input, maintenance, and use) and all donor gift acknowledgements
  • Lead and manage all aspects of key fundraising events including volunteer management, event promotion and execution, sponsorship solicitations
  • Develop, design, and execute content generation that supports advancement of school’s mission including all fundraising and marketing materials, quarterly newsletter, annual report, and all social media content
  • Communicate with and actively engage the various constituencies of the school, including the Board, faculty, parents, alumni and staff
  • Keep current on important developments within the local, regional, and national funding scene.


  • Experience in a parochial or not-for-profit environment preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification is a plus
  • A strong commitment to Catholic education and modeling Catholic values
  • 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
  • Excellent customer service, follow through, project management and decision-making skills
  • High attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Excellent computer skills, including Office products, social media, website experience
  • A high degree of credibility, integrity, and self-confidence is essential

To apply please send cover letter, resume, clearances and references to

No phone calls please.