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Director of Development - St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School located in Stuart, FL is searching for a full time highly qualified, proven, and experienced Director of Development.

The Diocese is dedicated to providing excellent working conditions with competitive compensation in order to attract and retain an outstanding workforce. The Diocese of Palm Beach offers a competitive benefits package to employee’s working 30 or more hours per work week consisting of comprehensive medical, vision, dental, LTD, group life insurance, optional life insurance.  The diocese also provides a 403(b)-retirement plan to all employees.  Information on our benefits and retirement programs can be found here.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of St. Joseph Catholic Church and School and the Diocese of Palm Beach.
  • Work with the church and school to develop a strategic plan in line with the mission and vision of the church and school.
  • Develop and implement strategies to seek donors to contribute to the school and church’s fundraising campaigns.
  • Actively steward donors and build relationships with the community in order to grow the church and school fundraising capacity.
  • Oversee and maintain the donor database, and update accordingly.
  • Build relationships with donors through one-on-one meetings and individual phone calls in line with the strategic plan.
  • Coordinate and plan a variety of special events and fundraisers.
  • Solicit donations and sponsorships for all fundraising events.
  • Manage and organize volunteers to staff these events.
  • Oversee the general operations of each fundraising event, demonstrating strong attention to detail and advance preparation.
  • Manage the church and school’s online bidding platform.
  • Communicate with the church and school’s website content creator to ensure the church and school’s website are updated with the latest development information
  • Communicate the development updates to the church and school’s social media coordinator to ensure social media platforms are updated with development information.
  • Create graphic design projects as needed for advancement office, as well as for other departments within the school
  • Serve as the staff liaison, oversee and lead the school’s advancement committee of the School Advisory Council (SAC)
  • Participate in SAC meetings and hold bi-monthly committee meetings
  • Update and expand the alumni database of the school in order to build a strong Alumni Association.
  • Manage and promote the church and school’s “planned giving” opportunities, including bequests and family memorials
  • Think creatively and implement up-t0-date strategies to increase fundraising engagement with all stakeholders each year
  • Seek out and complete applications for applicable grants and other funding sources
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Pastor and Principal as well as members of the church and school team.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven experience in raising funds and cultivating donor relationships.
  • Dedicated to the mission and vision of the church and school.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, as well as Adobe InDesign and other graphic design programs
  • Excellent and professional interpersonal skills, consistently exercise discretion, good business judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Affiliations with professional development organizations, such as Association of Fundraising Professionals, a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively with school employees, coaches, parents, representatives of other agencies, and the general public
  • Strong organizational skills and capable of multitasking
  • Ability to use office equipment (fax, computer, copier, iPad, etc.)
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and make responsible judgment calls.
  • Ability to work effectively with Diocesan employees, departments heads, representatives of other agencies and the general public.
  • Excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving capacity.
  • Ability to stay focused and organized.
  • Strong ethical values.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds
  • Occasional moderate carrying and lifting of 15 – 44 pounds
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds
  • Frequent bending, climbing, stretching and kneeling
  • Frequent use of both hands and fingers
  • Occasional moments of minimal and routine hearing

The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to the attention of Rev. Noel McGrath, Pastor and Mrs. Mindy Miller, Principal, at and



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