Director of Advancement

Madonna School & Community-Based Services - Omaha



Name of Facility: Madonna School & Community-Based Services
6402 N 71st Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Tabitha Keating


Department: Advancement
Reports to: President

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Embrace the mission of Madonna School & Community-Based Services and the Catholic-Christian values it is founded upon
• Develop a comprehensive Advancement plan that maps perfectly to the priorities of Madonna’s strategic vision, with 1-5 year projections
• Develop, execute and continuously adapt a comprehensive set of development, recruitment and marketing & communications strategies
• Direct a successful development strategy, exhibiting a clear passion and ability to:
o lead stakeholder/donor research and analysis, overseeing and leveraging the stakeholder database
o identify stakeholders/donors with high potential for major/planned gifts
o initiate stakeholder/donor communications and visits deftly and consistently
o cultivate stakeholder/donor relationships in order to maximize engagement and giving through key channels, including:
▪ Major Gifts
▪ Planned Gifts
▪ Signature Events (Celebration Gala, Golf Classic, Angel Fare Luncheon, etc.)
▪ Annual Fund
▪ Grants
o realize greater stewardship and giving, and grow Madonna’s capacity to advance its mission, brand and impact
o execute a highly effective stakeholder/donor recognition program
o re-engage current stakeholders/donors consistently, creatively and personally
• Direct a successful marketing & communications strategy that supports both development and recruitment, exhibiting the ability to:
o succinctly, positively and effectively communicate and promote Madonna’s mission, brand and impact across a variety of medium, including:
▪ community engagements
▪ parish & school engagements
▪ social media
▪ web/blog
▪ e-blast
▪ bi-annual newsletter and other direct mailings
▪ brochures, pamphlets and other print collateral
▪ mass media – print, radio and television
o serve as a key face and voice of Madonna, building positive relationships with current stakeholders and potential stakeholders
o be Madonna’s greatest advocate and cheerleader, drawing people into deeper relationship with Madonna’s community and strateg

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Be a self-starter, willing to learn new skills and take on tasks at any level to achieve goals
• Be organized and goal-driven, exhibiting follow through on tasks and achieving goals
• Be a collaborative leader, exhibiting the ability to highly engage, motivate and build positive relationships across a wide array of stakeholder groups, including but not limited to: Board, President, internal peers, students, clients, families, volunteers, donors, community partners
• Exhibit strong interpersonal, writing and sales skills
• Exhibit knowledge and experience to lead core fundraising strategies, particularly major gifts, planned gifts, signature events, annual fund and grants
• Exhibit knowledge and experience to lead core marketing & communications strategies that support both development and recruitment, particularly via social media/website, direct marketing, public relations engagements, parish & school engagements, advertising
• Exhibit proficiency in core office applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, Google Docs, Adobe Suite – experience with Squarespace, Raiser’s Edge, Maestro-Pro applications preferred

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred
• Preferred 2-3 years minimum experience as a professional in development or a related field including sales, marketing & communications, recruitment or event planning; or experience as a volunteer leader/chair of major fundraising efforts

Application Instructions

Applications due December 20, 2019:
Cover letter
3-5 Professional References

Send to: Tabitha Keating -

Qualified Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For questions contact Jon Burt at 402-556-1883 x 127