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Director of Advancement and Admissions

Our Lady of Hope Regional School
420 South Black Horse Pike
Blackwood
, NJ 08012-2806
(856) 227-4442

 About the Organization

Our Lady of Hope Regional School is a private, coeducational Catholic elementary school committed to the fulfillment of the educational ministry of the Church. Founded in 2009 through the merger of St. Agnes and St. Jude parishes, Our Lady of Hope Regional School empowers students from Pre-K through eighth grade with the knowledge to excel academically, faith to grow spiritually, and compassion to mature socially. Our faculty and parents work together to provide a nurturing environment, rooted in Sacred Scripture and Catholic tradition, where each child can achieve his or her full potential. At Our Lady of Hope Regional School, students develop the knowledge, talent and lifelong skills required to succeed and contribute meaningfully to their school, parish and community.

Job Summary

The Director of Advancement and Admissions fulfills the mission of Our Lady of Hope Regional School by developing, implementing, and overseeing the advancement, admission, and fundraising efforts of the school. The primary responsibilities of this position include achieving enrollment goals, fundraising, annual fund appeals, marketing, event planning, grant writing, alumni affairs, and public relations activities.

The Director acts as a liaison between the school, member parishes, and local communities and businesses to support the philosophy of Catholic education, Gospel values and the mission of the school. This is a full time office position which is hired by, reports to, and is evaluated by the principal of Our Lady of Hope Regional School. Occasional nights and weekends are required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plan the overall advancement program in keeping with school needs, the Strategic Plan and budget objectives.
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement the school’s fundraising initiatives and activities.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with local businesses to promote and enhance the school’s enrollment and fundraising objectives.
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive admission program, including admission events, student visits, and orientations for prospective and/or new families.
  • Prepare, publish, and distribute admission material utilizing the school website and other outlets as appropriate.
  • Manage the pre-registration process for current students.
  • Organize inquiries and communications with local pastors regarding parishioner eligibility and enrollment.
  • Collaborate effectively with the principal, advancement committee, school associations, committee chairs, and volunteers.
  • Ensure that practices are in compliance with school, Diocesan, city, county and state regulations.
  • Communicate effectively with the faculty and staff to keep them informed of upcoming development activities.
  • Ensure effective work practices in financial accounting and reconciliation, database management, gift recording, donor acknowledgement and stewardship.
  • Maintain records on current and prospective donors.
  • Maintain the accuracy of the school’s student/family database and serve as the school’s resource for questioning and training.
  • Initiate the new student cumulative record during the enrollment process.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding school matters.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Experience: 2-5years documented work experience in advancement, business development, fundraising, sales and/or marketing.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Proficiency in communication using current and emerging social media channels.
  • Ability to oversee production and manage vendors for outgoing direct mail or other marketing initiatives.
  • Basic knowledge of website content management and graphic design is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church.

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