Advancement Director, Part-Time, St. James Regional Catholic School, Ridley Park, PA, Delaware County

St. James Regional Catholic School

500 Tome St.
Ridley Park, PA 19078

Job Description

St. James Regional Catholic School is accepting applications for a part-time Advancement Director.  The Advancement Director reports to the Principal and is responsible for the overall planning, management, coordination and evaluation of the enrollment management, development, communications and constituent/public relations programs of the school – activities that create a supportive climate for enrollment and fundraising.  This is all in an effort to provide sufficient resources to ensure the School can achieve its mission.

A dynamic, faithful leader is needed to serve as the Advancement Director to collaborate with the new Principal. The person must be a practicing Catholic with a strong commitment to Catholic Education. He or she must exhibit a passion in articulating the mission of St. James Regional to students, parents, faculty, and the community.

Duties and Responsibilities


 Governance and Strategic Planning

 Promote understanding, acceptance, and support of the vision and mission statements, and objectives of the school

  • Set priorities to meet annual goals
  • Work closely with the advancement committee of the board to set and achieve goals and objectives

 Enrollment Management

 Responsible for the planning, management, and implementation of the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students. This includes but is not limited to open houses, campus visits and tours, re-registration, brochure creation, etc.

  • Working closely with key volunteers, coordinate the external and internal marketing efforts and initiatives that attract and retain students in sufficient numbers to support the programs of the school.
  • Plan, collect data, make projections, and report enrollment management data.


 Responsible for the planning, management, and implementation of all fundraising and friend raising initiatives.

  • Plan, manage, and implement annual giving, major gifts, and events. This includes, but is not limited to: prospect identification and research, cultivation, solicitation, gift processing, acknowledgments, and stewardship.
  • Educate and engage key volunteers (i.e. Parents Association) in implementing mission-based fundraising.
  • Works to create and support a culture of philanthropy within the school.


 Responsible for setting and maintaining professional writing and design standards for school communications. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Print publications including school newsletter/magazine, marketing materials, Giving Program brochures, and direct mail pieces
    • Electronic communications including email, website, and social media
    • Media relations including advertising and press releases in local newspapers, local media coverage of school events.

 Constituent Relations

  • Identify, recruit, and engage volunteers, including prospects, parents, alumni, grandparents, clergy students, faculty and administrative staff, etc.
  • Volunteer planning and management
  • Work closely with the school board, staff, and volunteers to assist them in their activities


 Database planning: data acquisition and management

  • Database management: oversee the management of databases as it relates to enrollment management and development, especially the updating and maintaining of the alumni database
  • General office processes and procedures


  • Practicing Catholic, passion for Catholic Education and Bachelor’s degree in related field strongly preferred.
  • Experience in enrollment management, development, marketing, communication, and volunteer management preferred.
  • Ability to appreciate and communicate a passion for Catholic elementary education.
  • Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational goals.
  • Ability to build a team, effectively recruiting and managing volunteers.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience in a parochial or not-for-profit environment preferred.

Additional Information

Interested and qualified candidates please send resume, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and updated clearances (FBI fingerprint, Child Abuse, and Criminal Background) to the e-mail address above. Please attach appropriate documents where applicable.

An Administration Application packet can be obtained at:

Information will be under Resources – Elementary Applications. Please download the application and the list of documentation you must submit.

Completed application, with required documents, can be emailed to  or mailed directly to:

Marijean Hemmert, Administrative Assistant

St. James Regional

500 Tome St.

Ridley Park, PA 19078

All information must be sent in one packet.


Posted on May 7, 2020

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