Trinity Catholic Academy (TCA) is a 500 student urban Catholic elementary school established in 2007 from the consolidation of three former parish schools in Brockton, Massachusetts. It was the first pilot school established out of the 2010 Initiative for Catholic Education, a 2005-07 major review/study and strategic planning effort in the Archdiocese of Boston
Led by a high level and highly committed board of trustees made up of area CEOs and community leaders, Trinity Catholic Academy is well on its way, striving to instill the spirit and teachings of the Catholic faith while offering a challenging academic curriculum that is enriched with fine arts, technology and athletics. The Academy is committed to maintaining the highest standards of excellence for all students. Trinity embraces academic rigor and works to develop lifelong learners who are able to think creatively, critically and productively; investigate problems and questions both broadly and deeply to acquire a multifaceted understanding; assimilate and integrate new information as the world in which they live changes; work independently and with others; develop and apply a deep social conscience and belief system that guides their interactions with others; promote and expand their Faith; and embrace the challenges they will face in the future.
As it moves into its sixth years, TrinityCatholic Academy seeks an experienced Director of Development to bring its development program to the next level and to build a vibrant communications and marketing program.
The DoD’s primary responsible will be building the Academy’s major gift and annual giving program toward a goal of $500,000 plus annually. The DoD will report to and work closely with the Academy’s regional director, as well as members of the active Board of Trustees.
The Director, in conjunction with the Regional Director and the Board, will also be responsible for implementation of a marketing and communication platform, which will become operationalized through a development plan, a communications strategy, and an enrollment model. The Director will provide consistency in messaging and continuity across all three areas of responsibility.
The responsibilities of the Director of Development are, but are not limited to:
- Primary responsibility is to build on the existing development program including further development of major gifts, annual giving, planned giving and events programming. Specific responsibilities include:
o Identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects that have the capacity to make gifts in the range of $5,000 and up. Setting up and attending major gift prospect solicitations, preparing proposals and negotiating gift agreements
o Building on the annual giving program including further development of the leadership giving circle, alumni program, direct mail, and donor stewardship.
o Developing corporate and foundations program
o Organizing a planned giving program, with special emphasis on alumni
o Managing special events, the largest of which is a 300 person gala, and regular school tours and small business meetings.
o Liaising, with the Regional Director/President's approval, with the Campaign for Catholic Schools and the Board.
Communications and Marketing
- Developing and periodically reviewing the TCA brand, including its visual and narrative expressions.
- Creating an integrated marketing strategy for communicating the brand and message to students, prospective students, parents and supporters of TCA.
- Executing a communication model that keeps all constituencies informed.
The DoD will oversee the following areas:
- Maintenance of individual prospect/donor files with appropriate records and contact reports, and communicate this information to all appropriate individuals within the organization.
- Gift processing and acknowledgement; gift recognition
- Communications collateral content and messaging
- Donor database development and prospect tracking system
- Managing correspondence, invitations, acknowledgements, stewardship and communications with prospects/donors to assure overall coordination, individualized attention and to maximize the building of satisfying, long-term relationships
For further information about this position or to apply, please contact:
Mary Flynn Myers
Vice President of Development
Campaign for Catholic Schools
Archdiocese of Boston
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184