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Annual Giving Specialist

Overview:
St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory school in St. Louis, Missouri sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Founded in 1840, the mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world. St. Joseph’s Academy is committed to developing young women to be “Values-Driven Leaders” and upholds the school’s motto, “Not I, But We.”

Position Summary:
The Annual Giving Specialist is responsible for developing and executing the annual giving program for the school to meet both annual revenue goals that align with the mission of the Academy and donor intent.

This position is charged with seeking financial participation among constituent groups including alumnae, parents, grandparents and friends that advance the goals of the Academy. Works to develop relationships and manages donor portfolios and annual giving programs, including reunion giving. The Annual Giving Specialist works with Advancement colleagues, faculty and staff to drive giving and propel stewardship. This position is part-time and reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Works to develop a prospect list of annual mid-size donors through identifying, renewing and upgrading Annual Fund donors in varied gift ranges. Works with Major Gift Officer to identify potential Celestine level donors ($1,000 and above.)
  • Manages the pipeline of current and prospective donors to develop segmentation and solicitation strategy including direct mail, electronic solicitations and phone solicitations.
  • Identify prospects for personal solicitations and cultivation, manage a donor portfolio.
  • Works with Alumnae Relations Specialist to form the annual reunion giving plan.
  • Establishes and builds relationships with a wide range of alumnae, alumnae parents and current parents to communicate school needs and programs.
  • Represent St. Joseph’s Academy in larger community and network of fundraising professionals
  • Works with Director to establish specific goals for funds raised that concur with a strategic plan.
  • Ensures the mission and core values are incorporated in the duties & responsibilities of position.
  • Responsible for fiscal management of development goals; and adherence to the prospect management system.
Qualifications:
  • Three-four years or more experience in development, fund raising and personal solicitation
  • Excellent written communication, interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to incorporate data, strategize, build and implement Moves Management programs and activities
  • Demonstrates flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve Academy goals
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with volunteers
  • Work evenings and weekends as needed for donor meetings or events.
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products; Raiser’s Edge experience a plus.
If interested, email your resume and cover letter to ldecker@sja1840.org consideration.

Overview

St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory school in Frontenac, Missouri sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet with a student enrollment of over 500 and 90 faculty and staff. Founded in 1840, the mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world. St. Joseph’s Academy is committed to developing “Values-Driven Women Leaders” and promoting the school’s motto, “Not I, But We.”
St. Joseph’s Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals, consistent with federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity law. St. Joseph’s Academy will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment on the basis of physical or mental disability. The school will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job and unless doing so will result in any undue hardship on the school. These policies apply to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, transferring, discipline, reduction in force, termination, and access to benefits and training.
St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

St. Joseph's Academy

2307 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-394-4300
Fax: 314-965-9114
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