Beaumont School, sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland in collaboration with its lay educators, is dedicated to Catholic, all-girl, college preparatory, liberal arts education in a multi-cultural setting.
Working at Beaumont is more than simple employment. When you work here you join a dynamic, caring community that demonstrates genuine concern for our students and one another.
Beaumont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, or qualifying disability.
Current Employment Opportunities
Director of Advancement
Summary: The Director of Advancement plans, organizes, manages and directs all fundraising, alumnae relations and marketing and communications for Beaumont School.
A member of the school’s leadership team, this position will oversee a team of development professionals and will be required to work in concert with the President, Board of Directors and other key volunteers to provide expertise and leadership in the management and operations of a comprehensive fundraising program that encompasses major gifts, planned gifts, grants and foundation relations, special events, annual fund and marketing and communications. Leadership will include the coordination of strategies for the identification, evaluation, cultivation and solicitation of prospects—individuals, foundations, corporations and others—and the recognition and stewardship of donors.
Reports to: President of Beaumont School
Specific Responsibilities and Expectations:
- Plan and implement annual fundraising program based on revenue needs and donor ability, including major gifts, planned gifts, annual fund, grants, alumnae giving and special events.
- Actively manage Advancement Staff, including alumnae relations, annual fund, special events, foundation relations and grants.
- Manage ongoing stewardship and recognition programs for donor constituents (scholarships, major gifts, planned gifts, etc.).
- Responsible, individually and with others, to secure and evaluate supplemental prospect research and ensure the quality and integrity of Raiser’s Edge database.
- Develop and oversee planned giving program, including identifying prospects, developing supporting materials and setting plan for solicitation.
- With President and Board of Trustees, develop comprehensive campaigns in support of strategic plan.
- Follow up and follow through on all solicitations to ensure maximum success, including submission of proposals and monitoring of gifts in process (via phone, email, text, etc.).
- Represent Beaumont School at required meetings, activities and public events.
- Develop and manage department budgets and expenses.
- Work with appropriate staff and contractors/vendors to develop cultivation, public relations and solicitation materials, including case for support, direct mail brochures and letters, corporate and foundation proposals, brochures, invitations, videos, press releases, annual reports and other publications as needed.
- Work with President and Chief Financial Officer to steward named scholarship donors on the status of scholarship funds in the endowment.
- Work with President, Board Members and key volunteers to solicit donor prospects.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Experience: Minimum of five years of successful experience in fundraising with a minimum of three years’ experience in the cultivation, solicitation and closing of five-figure or larger philanthropic commitments. Experience managing teams is highly desired, as is a proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and with key volunteers.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
The successful candidate must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact successfully over a long period of time with individuals of affluence and influence. The Director must be organized and comfortable managing diverse and sometimes changing assignments as well as lead Advancement Team successfully through assignments. Leadership, accountability, communication and follow through are critical skills. A positive attitude and sense of humor in a high-task work environment is a must. Understanding of general principles and practices of accounting and finance is helpful.
The Director should be professional in appearance, focused, highly motivated, sensitive to constituents’ needs, able to work independently, results-oriented and interested in working in a dynamic, educational organization. Development work by its nature requires some nights, weekends and travel.
As a Catholic, mission-driven school, the successful candidate must have some understanding of Catholic faith and respect for the Ursuline tradition.
Salary and Benefits
- Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience.
- Medical, dental and vision benefits as offered to all staff
- 403B plans available
- Reduced or free tuition for eligible employees
Submit a letter of interest, resume and references to:
Wendy Hoke, President
Via U.S. Mail:
3301 North Park Boulevard|
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118