Vice President of Advancement and Development

Roncalli Catholic High School - Omaha



Name of Facility: Roncalli Catholic High School
6401 Sorensen Pkwy
Omaha,, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Sean Keisling


Department: Advancement and Development
Reports to: President

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Vice President of Advancement and Development at Roncalli Catholic High school is the Senior Advisor to the President and is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive advancement programs focused toward the ultimate goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement to support the school and Development. The primary function of the Vice President for Advancement is the cultivation and acquisition of major gifts to sustain, advance and endow Roncalli Catholic High School. The Vice President for advancement will be the organizational and participatory driver of the major gift calling.

Primary duties and responsibilities are outlined below.

1. Crafts a vision for the advancement program appropriate to the institution.
2. Oversees the establishment of policy and protocol on all issues pertaining to the advancement program.
3. Prepares, with the assistance of staff, an annual plan for advancement which includes goals, action items and budget. Monitors budget.
4. Identifies, cultivates, solicits and closes mid-level and major gifts. Maintains an active pool of prospects in these categories. Conducts regular face-to-face visits with prospects.
5. Assists in the hiring of all advancement staff. Directs the organization and management of the comprehensive advancement program through supervision of advancement staff and assumes management of all events.
6. Works closely with the Board, both through the leadership of the Development Committee and by providing support for individual Board members who are assigned to major gift prospects, for the purpose of cultivation and solicitation.
7. Aids in the planning and preparation of special events.
8. Works with volunteer groups related to fundraising.
9. Works closely, in conjunction with the President, with community businesses and Metro Community College to enhance career academy.
10. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The successful candidate with demonstrate knowledge of:
1. General principles, practices and procedures of development.
2. Sources of foundation/corporate funds and procedures for securing them.
3. How to work collaboratively with others.
4. Writing and other communication skills.
5. How to manage/direct major fundraising events.
6. Supervision, management and teamwork skills.
7. Practices and principles of public relations.
8. General principles and practices of accounting and finance.
9. Theory and practice of Planned Giving.
10. Raiser’s Edge, Google suite and Microsoft suite.
11. Utilizing social media and website development.
12. Must have the ability to cultivate relationships with families. Other important characteristics include a strong work ethic, competitive nature, personal integrity, emotional intelligence, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking and planning skills, and a call to Catholic education.

Education and Experience
Education and Experience
1. Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in an associated field (e.g., business, finance, development, marketing, communications)
2. Fundraising/development experience

Application Instructions

Send resume and cover letter to

Sean Keisling, President
Roncalli Catholic High School
6401 Sorensen Pkwy
Omaha, NE 68152

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