Pittsburgh-East Regional Catholic Elementary Schools, Inc. operate six Catholic Elementary Schools in the City of Pittsburgh and the city’s Eastern suburbs: Divine Mercy Academy (Monroeville), Holy Family Catholic School (Plum), Mary of Nazareth Catholic School (White Oak), Sacred Heart Elementary School (Pittsburgh/Shadyside), Saint Bede School (Pittsburgh/Point Breeze) and Saint Therese of Lisieux School (Munhall).

Job Purpose and Summary

The PERCES Regional Director of Development is responsible for the planning, management, implementation and coordination of fundraising efforts to advance the mission of Catholic School Education in the region. The Director of Development works closely with regional principals, local Parent-Teacher Guilds (PTG), the Regional Administrator and Regional Business Manager, the PERCES Board of Directors in general, and specifically with the Development and Marketing Committee chairs.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

FUNDRAISING

The PERCES Regional Director of Development is responsible for:
• in coordination with each local principal and PTG, developing a comprehensive annual fundraising plan to meet the fundraising goal of each school site;
• coordinating school fundraising efforts with those of the host parishes;
• developing a regional fundraising calendar;
• supporting SCRIP programs at the local schools;
• identifying fundraising opportunities for the mutual benefit of the six schools in the region, including but not limited to annual days of giving;
• establishing and maintaining an annual fund campaign to the mutual benefit of the region and local schools;
• reporting fundraising progress at PERCES Board Meetings and by request of Regional Administrator, Regional Business Manager and/or PERCES Board.

ALUMNI RELATIONS

The PERCES Regional Director of Development is responsible for:

• identifying alumni of all six schools and the legacy schools of the region;
• maintaining alumni database by school/parish;
• engaging alumni through regular communications.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

The PERCES Regional Director of Development is responsible for:
• working closely with the Diocese on procedures for obtaining EITC and OSTC funds;
• identifying and engaging possible donors for EITC and OSTC funds that support tuition assistance initiatives at each of the six schools;
• supporting local principals and recipients in acknowledging tuition donors;
• identifying other options for tuition assistance, including funds for emergent needs.

GRANT WRITING

The PERCES Regional Director of Development is responsible for:
• identifying grant opportunities to support the efforts of each regional school;
• obtaining necessary information to apply for grants and complete the application process;
• follow through with all award paperwork including acknowledgements and reports.

ENDOWMENT FUND

The PERCES Regional Director of Development is responsible for:
• creation and maintenance of an endowment fund for the perpetual operation of the schools;
• maintenance of restricted funds currently in place.

MARKETING

The PERCES Regional Director of Development is responsible for:
• supporting recruitment and retention efforts at each school;
• serving as a member of the Regional Marketing Committee;
• work internally to support comprehensive marketing efforts including but not limited to: open houses, marketing brochures and advertisements, websites
• support efforts to create a regional newsletter to various stakeholder audiences.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communication or related field.
• Experience in development, marketing or related field.
• Demonstrated success in fundraising and major gift funding.
• Ability to work closely with and effectively manage volunteers.
• Strong communication skills.
• Strong commitment to the mission of Catholic Elementary School education and the ability to clearly articulate this mission.
• Active, practicing Catholic.

Apply Today

Interested candidates please send  your resume to Jon Cuniak at cuniakj@perces.com