Stuart Hall School for Boys seeks an enthusiastic, experienced, and collaborative leader to serve as the Director of Development. The Director is responsible for strategic fundraising planning and developing, implementing, and coordinating funding strategies for annual and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with the Head of School, senior leadership team, Board of Trustees, Parents’ Club, and Community Engagement Manager to establish fundraising strategies, initiatives, and objectives to accomplish its development goals.
The ideal candidate interacts effectively with all constituencies of the School community, operates with complete integrity, understands the role that trust plays in creating community and building a successful development program, and is able to roll up their sleeves to get work done. A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five to ten years of prior experience leading and managing fundraising campaigns are required. The Director of Development will be able to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality and has solid experience being part of a team effort.
Qualifications and Responsibilities:
Collaboratively plan, implement, and oversee a comprehensive fundraising program designed to broadly support the mission and strategic goals of the School.
Implement all development efforts and programs, including annual giving, major gifts, alumni relations, events, capital, endowment, and planned giving goals.
Lead and coordinate the efforts of the development team and volunteers in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors.
Support the Head of School in all development activities.
Partner with the Development Committee to develop and implement longer-term development initiatives and engage the Board of Trustees in fundraising goals and initiatives.
Work closely with Parents’ Club and the Community Engagement Manager to cultivate volunteer and community engagement.
Oversee Development Office operations, including donor files and database, gift accounting and acknowledgments, pledge collection, creation of financial records, alumni databases and other records, and compliance with school policy and philanthropic best practices.
Externally represent Stuart Hall to current and prospective constituencies.
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should email a brief cover letter and resume to Libby B. McGinn and Meghan Weaver, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stuart Hall School for Boys is an equal opportunity institution. Continuing its long-standing policy of actively supporting equality of opportunity for all persons, the Stuart Hall School for Boys does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or age, in the administration of its admission, educational policies, athletic and other school-administered programs. Additionally, the Stuart Hall School for Boys does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, or age, in the administration of its employment, financial assistance, and loan programs. Rather, the Stuart Hall School for Boys affirms that it admits students regardless of their race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin and selects employees regardless of their race, religion, gender, color, national or ethnic origin and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the school.
.Stuart Hall School for Boys was founded in 1984 by William M. Gallop in response to the long-time need for a Catholic and Independent boys' school in the New Orleans area at the preschool and elementary levels. The School was named for Janet Erskine Stuart, a well-known religious of the Sacred Heart who was an English educator living at the turn of the century. Janet Erskine Stuart's writings and philosophy transcend the limits of time and represent the basis upon which the school was founded.
The School is autonomous in setting its curriculum and determining its future. The School is a member of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS), and the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC).
The mission of the Stuart Hall community is to live the words of Catholic educator Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ, Education is formation, not just information. The faculty and staff are dedicated to working with parents to help each child build a foundation for a life centered on a love for learning, a desire to help others, and a commitment to Gospel values.