Director of Institutional Advancement

Saint Dominic Academy | Auburn, ME, United States

Posted Date 1/12/2022

General Function:

The Director of Institutional Advancement provides leadership, planning, and management of and for the Advancement Office and is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive institutional advancement program for Saint Dominic Academy in Auburn, Maine. This position is responsible for the oversight of all donors and potential donors, volunteer, marketing, communications, alumni, and admissions activities. All responsibilities are to be in line with the Catholic mission of the school. The Director of Institutional Advancement reports directly to the Superintendent of Catholic Schools and works collaboratively with the principal and other senior staff and administrators.

Job Segments:

  • Identifies, cultivates, communicates with, and solicits major gifts prospects.
  • Oversees the Alumni Partnership consistent with the school strategic plans, working closely with the Diocese Director of Development and alumni chairs.
  • Develops, implements, and manages planned giving program providing mechanisms for bequests, charitable trusts, and endowments in coordination with the Catholic Foundation.
  • Develops and implements fundraising policies and procedures.
  • Develops and oversees donor and prospective donor stewardship programs.
  • Oversees the gift giving process and recognition program.
  • Supervises and collaborates with team members and provides guidance in the continued development and implementation of programs managed by these positions.
  • Responsible for the annual operating budget of the Advancement Office and reports to the Superintendent, and the SDA School Board on outcomes.
  • Sets the annual calendar for all fundraising events.
  • Ensures comprehensive, accurate constituent, donor and prospective donor records.
  • Generates financial reports regarding gifts, grants, and pledges.
  • Responsible for the overall coordination of all volunteers associated with the advancement program.
  • Acts as primary Advancement Office liaison to the Superintendent and the SDA School Board.
  • Oversees the Director of Enrollment on student recruitment and admissions process for the Academy.
  • In collaboration with Advancement Office team members, responsible for setting all advancement goals and objectives that are clear and measurable.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and three to five years of professional advancement experience in major gifts, campaigns or planned giving.
  • Ability to effectively articulate the values and mission of Saint Dominic Academy and the Diocese of Portland.
  • A strong commitment to and understanding of donor recognition and stewardship.
  • Ability to maintain clear, accurate records and prepare accurate and timely reports.
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally.
  • Understanding of computer and constituent software.
  • Strong managerial, leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Highly self-directed with an attention to detail and ability to organize effectively.

Send cover letter and resume to or:

Marianne Pelletier


Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland

510 Ocean Avenue

Portland, ME 04103

Job Type
Geographic Region
Maine Lakes & Mountains
Education | Finance | Marketing | Non-Profit
Town (optional)
Auburn, ME

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