Director of Development and Alumnae Relations

Cathedral High School

Posted: 10/25/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: Education

City: New York

Postal code: 10022

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


Not Available


Mission statement:

Cathedral High School is a college preparatory school that provides a quality private education to young women of all faiths.  Established in 1905, the school’s mission is to achieve excellent educational results while challenging our students to become productive members of society who will conduct themselves with maturity, moral integrity and a sense of social justice.  Nearly all of CHS’s students are daughters of immigrant working families.  Cathedral continually enhances its academic curriculum and extra-curricular activities so that all students graduate with the skills necessary to be successful in college and careers thereafter.  The school’s graduates attract admissions offers and generous financial aid (class of 2019-$27 million) from prestigious colleges and universities and go on to excel academically and beyond.    

Position Details:

Job Description:

Job Summary

A full-time position leading a three-person department (with seasonal interns) and reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. The Development Director will create and execute the development plan and refine strategies in all areas of fundraising (Individual Annual Giving, Special Events, Alumnae Relations, Institutional Giving, and Bequests) to meet board-approved fundraising goals.  A builder growing the Development contribution to Cathedral High School.


Strategize and lead all fund raising.

Spearhead all development initiatives.

Build and manage a portfolio of major donors and capacity prospects with metrics and benchmarks (both monetary and activity) to achieve throughout the year on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

Management of two full-time staff members, an administrative assistant and an Assistant Director of Development, as well as seasonal college interns.

Support Board of Trustees in identifying, cultivating and soliciting contacts and prospects.

Prepare and support board members and Principal to participate in key meetings with major gift prospects and donors.

Oversight of development operations systems including gift processing, event logistics, financial reconciliation, donor stewardship and other development activities.

Oversight of communications activities including publications.

Support the Board Development Committee with periodic updates and analysis of fundraising activities, and attainment of goals.

Oversee all cultivation and gala events.


A strategic and innovative thinker

Strong written and verbal communication skills; an aptitude for crafting visionary messaging

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required, ease in working closely with boards of directors and major donors.

Staff and volunteer management experience

Major gifts frontline fundraising, portfolio management, and pipeline development

Ability to manage up to the Board and organizational leadership

Experience in educational sector preferred but not required

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs: Excel, Word, Powerpoint

Familiar with Raiser’s Edge a plus

Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment on multiple projects

Passion for education issues and social justice, and a commitment to Cathedral High School mission

Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree a plus


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Send all materials to Brian Schober at [email protected]


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