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Cristo Rey Richmond Director of Advancement and Director of Corporate Work Study

Job Description: Director of Advancement

Cristo Rey Richmond High School is opening in August 2019.  We are looking for a Director of Advancement to assume responsibilities on July 1, 2018. 

Our Mission

Cristo Rey Richmond High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service.  Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life. Cristo Rey Richmond High School will soon be a part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serve low-income youth. 

The Position

Cristo Rey Richmond High School in Richmond, VA, is seeking qualified candidates for the role of Advancement Director.  The full-time Advancement Director reports to the President and works as a member of the CRRHS executive leadership team. The position is responsible for developing relationships with donors and the surrounding community to support the financial needs of the school. Provide supervision of the enrollment team and communications/public relations programs of the school; activities that create a supportive climate for enrollment and fundraising. This is all in an effort to advance the mission, vision and values of Cristo Rey Richmond High School.

The Director of Advancement will:

  • Plan, manage and implement all development fundraising initiatives;
  • Plan, manage and implement annual giving, major gifts, campaigns, grants, and events. This includes, but is not limited to: prospect identification and research, cultivation, solicitation, gift processing, and acknowledgements;
  • Supervise the marketing, recruitment and retention of students by the Recruitment staff. This includes, but is not limited to, open houses, school visits and tours, registration, and marketing materials;
  • Promote understanding, acceptance and support of the vision, mission, and objectives of the school;
  • Work closely with the advancement committee of the School Board to set and achieve goals and objectives;
  • Provide leadership for the marketing and communications functions of the school with external resources. 

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required (Master’s preferred), with a minimum of 5 years of successful major gift development or related experience
  • Ability to appreciate and communicate a passion for Catholic college preparatory education
  • Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational goals
  • Ability to build a team, effectively recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Superior communication skills, ability to conceptualize and execute strategic plans, the ability to interact confidently and effectively with school staff, students, donors, trustees, school administration, the media and alumni
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and the Internet
  • Experience in a faith-based school or not-for-profit environment preferred.
 

Application

  1. Cover letter: Including your answers to the following:
    1. What attracts you to the Cristo Rey mission? Why do you believe that you are a match for this unique opportunity to direct the advancement of Cristo Rey Richmond High School?
    2. Describe your leadership style. What past experiences in development, marketing, communication, and/or enrollment management/volunteer management best align with what you perceive to be the challenges of directing advancement for a school like Cristo Rey Richmond High School?
  1. Resume: Including three professional references with email addresses and phone numbers

 

Please e-mail your completed application as an attached PDF to Peter McCourt at info@cristoreyrichmond.org.

Position is open until filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience and in accordance with school guidelines.

For more information about Cristo Rey Richmond High School, please visit http://www.cristoreyrichmond.org.

 

The search committee take confidentiality seriously.

 

Note: Please see a printable version of the Job Description along the right side of this page. 

 

 

Job Description: Director of Corporate Work Study

Position Summary

Cristo Rey of Richmond seeking a Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) Director who is passionate about improving education for traditionally undeserved students in the Richmond area. The Director oversees all work-study activities, including overall policy, job sourcing strategy, operations, administration, and budget. The Director demonstrates a strong skillset to develop and manage a variety of projects from visioning to implementation. The Director is a member of the school’s Leadership Team, responsible for collaborating with the President, Principal, and Director of Advancement on all matters that pertain to both the High School and Corporate Work Study Program.

Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) is a unique feature of Cristo Rey model. The school includes this subsidiary employment agency which trains the students for entry-level clerical employment, hires them, and markets their services to local businesses.  Typically, four students share one full-time position from August through June. The fees for the students’ services go directly to the school to underwrite a significant portion of the cost of education.

 

Responsibilities

  • Recruit and secure Corporate Partners for the work-study program
  • Ensure there are sufficient jobs to support student enrollment
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the work-study program
  • Together with the Principal, integrate the students’ school and work experiences for the academic and social development advantage of the students

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • S/he must have a background in sales and the management of sales professionals, general management
  • Experience in secondary education and/or work with high school age youth
  • Coaching and training urban young people to be successful
  • Ability to engage, supervise, motivate, and evaluate high school age students from low-income and racial/ethnic minority backgrounds
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and be a mission and data-driven, collaborative leader who enjoys working on a high performing team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or related field; Masters preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in sales and business administration, including staff supervision
  • Commitment to the Mission and Values of Cristo Rey Richmond High School

 

About Cristo Rey Richmond High School

Cristo Rey Richmond High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service.  Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life. 

The new Cristo Rey Richmond High School located in Richmond, Virginia will employ a unique educational model that prepares low income, urban youth for college, with the goal of 100% of our students accepted into and completing college.  Currently, there will be 100 students accepted for Cristo Rey Richmond’s opening in the fall of 2019, with plans to grow the enrollment to 400.

For more information on Cristo Rey Richmond, please visit www.cristoreyrichmond.org.

 

To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter outlining specific, relevant skills you bring to this position, and three references to HR@WarrenWhitney.com. For best consideration, please respond by Friday, May 18th, and put “Cristo Rey” in the subject line. EOE.

The search firm and the search committee take confidentiality seriously.

 

Note: Please see a printable version of the Job Description along the right side of this page.