Vice President of Mission Advancement

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Website Cristo Rey De La Salle High School

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February 2021

Posting: Vice President Mission Advancement Job Description
Our Mission

Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School St. Elizabeth Campus is a diverse Lasallian Catholic learning community that educates young people to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. A rigorous and personalized college preparatory curriculum integrated with a corporate work study experience prepares students of limited economic means to succeed in college and in life.

Our Vision

●  We believe that economic status, zip code, gender and ethnicity should not obstruct the pathway to educational and life success.
●  We accompany students and graduates in their journey to lead lives of wholeness, purpose, and agency.
●  We unite youth and families with educators, corporations, nonprofits, and philanthropists through education and work.
●  We believe in the power of these relationships to transform lives.

Position Title: ​Vice President Mission Advancement Employment Status: ​Full-time; Exempt
Reports to: ​President/CEO

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health/Dental/Vision/403b/Group Life Insurance/LTD Insurance

generous vacation, sick leave and holiday plans


2 FTE Advancement staff:
● Assistant Vice President of Mission Advancement

● Major Gifts Officer

4 Contractors:

●  Grant writer/researcher – retainer 15 hours p/mo
●  Graphic designer/copywriter – by project
●  Administrative support – 4-10 hrs p/wk as needed
●  Event planner – seasonal


The Vice President of Mission Advancement must have an appreciation of the structure and culture of the ​school’s Lasallian Catholic heritage, the ​Catholic Church and exhibit a​ respect for religious plurality. ​We seek a person who believes in the transformative power of education.

The Vice President of Mission Advancement must be a highly motivated, experienced professional with the skills to create, direct and successfully grow a comprehensive fund development program in support of a $1.5 – $2 million annual contributed revenue budget.
We are seeking a deeply experienced fundraiser. ​The most essential skill and experience required is major donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, ​prospect identification, and research.

It is critical to have a strong working knowledge of managing all aspects of an advancement program including individual giving, direct mail appeals, managing and growing a robust grants pipeline, donor communications, and fundraising events. It is important to have experience with non-profit financial analysis as it relates to fundraising, audit trails, and donor record management. The candidate must possess a solid working knowledge of database management and fully understand use of a database to establish a data-driven approach to advancement initiatives.

●  10 or more years of experience in fundraising
●  Verifiable track record of meeting contributed revenue goals in excess of

$1million annually
●  Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred
●  Minimum 5 years of staff management experience
●  Minimum 5 years department budget development and budget

management experience
●  Familiarity with the San Francisco East Bay Area funding community
●  Technical skills to navigate standard business platforms and software

(Microsoft Office, Google Cloud Platform, relational donor database – DonorPerfect preferred)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Directing a comprehensive, data-driven fund development program in support of a $1.5 – $2 million annual contributed revenue budget with emphasis on major donor identification, research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

●  Personally directing and managing a robust and ongoing major donor campaign and pipeline
●  Collaborating with and fully supporting the President/CEO in work with major donors.
●  Collaborating with the President/CEO and the Vice President of Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) to support the achievement of school revenue goals
●  Managing a robust grants pipeline working with a contract grant writer/researcher, establishing and maintaining grant funder relationships, and, upon occasion, authoring proposals and reports
●  Directing and managing fundraising events including an annual gala, hosted receptions, and other cultivation, stewardship and awareness-building events
●  Donor prospect identification and research
●  Direction of records retention, audit trail, gift processing/acknowledgment,

database management
●  Participating in the ongoing strategic planning process
●  Creating the annual Advancement department budget and managing to it,

including frequent contributed revenue forecasts
●  Participating in professional development and school activities
●  Attend fundraising workshops and conferences for professional growth
●  Deepening formation with the De La Salle Christian Brothers
●  Some evening and weekend responsibilities
●  Some overnight workshops and conferences
●  Some domestic travel

Conditions of Employment
●  Must pass Dept of Justice, FBI fingerprint and background checks for working in a school setting
●  Tuberculosis test required
●  Must have reliable personal vehicle
●  Must hold a valid driver’s license
●  Must be eligible for coverage on school vehicle insurance
●  Ability to lift 30 pounds

Application and timeline for hire​:
Applications accepted through March 21, 2021 Review of applications to begin March 22, 2021 Interviews begin in late March
Hiring date: As soon as available

Please email résumé, cover letter and three writing samples to: Janet Wilks
Vice President Mission Advancement

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