Head of Institutional Advancement

Westminster Christian Academy is currently seeking a Head of Institutional Advancement.  This position serves as a member of the senior leadership team, responsible for direct leadership of the school, with special responsibility for the development and execution of long-term Advancement efforts.  This role provides leadership in support of the school’s overall mission, strategic plan and organizational development.

  • Qualifications
    • A clear testimony of a personal saving relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Membership or faithful attendance at an approved Protestant church congregation
    • Demonstrates the qualities of a mature Christian who has lived a life consistent with biblical teaching and above reproach
    • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred   
    • Minimum of three years experience involving direct solicitation of prospects
    • Experience managing a team of both professionals and volunteers
    • Proven ability to secure support at various levels
    • Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills
    • Independent, motivated self-starter
  • Responsibilities
    • Develop, implement and execute a comprehensive fundraising program including annual, capital and planned giving components
    • Identify prospective donors for both annual and major gifts throughout the local community and beyond
    • Manage and lead Advancement Department staff in all functions and fundraising efforts
    • Maintain relationships with a portfolio of major donors, cultivating them toward meaningful support of the school
    • Coordinate Head of School and Head of School emeritus with the maintenance and cultivation of donor relationships
    • Plan and oversee annual fundraising events
    • Assist in the development and execution of alumni engagement strategies to promote involvement and eventual support of alma mater
    • Provide oversight to parent programming, including Parents Advancing Westminster, Class Activities and other parent efforts
    • Maintain a visible presence in the school community by attending major school events in order to engage prospects and donors and build upon relationships
    • Oversee Advancement subcommittee of the Westminster Board of Directors and attend board meetings
    • Attend weekly senior administrative team meetings
    • Develop and administer the annual budget for the Advancement department
    • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic plans
    • Coordinate with Marketing & Communications team to develop and refine the branding strategy for advancement