Director of Development

Loyola Catholic School | Mankato, MN

School Profile
Loyola Catholic School in Mankato, Minnesota is a Catholic preschool through 12 grade school serving 490 students from the dioceses of Winona-Rochester and New Ulm. For over a century, Loyola has been committed to serving students and families in the Mankato area in the traditions of faith,academic excellence, leadership and service.

Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will have successful fundraising experience with cultivating, engaging, and expanding donor relationships with a wide variety of donors. In addition, strong candidates will have experience in institutional development, working with and connecting to a large and diverse community, and demonstrated strengths in interpersonal skills and collaboration. Successful applicants will have experience and familiarity with Catholic education and a commitment to advancing the holistic development of every student in accordance with the Gospel and teachings of the Catholic Church.

The Director of Development will serve as a member of the school’s leadership team, reporting to the principal and school leader.

Responsibilities and Expectations
• Manage and successfully grow the school’s annual fund
• Serve as the school’s liaison to the Schola Foundation, an independent foundation supporting Loyola Catholic School
• Solicit major and planned gifts for the Schola Foundation
• Expand the school leader’s donor portfolio and ensure donor relationships are maintained
• Oversee and support the execution of four (4) annual fundraising events
• Manage and expand alumni relations
• Supervise and develop three (3) development staff members

• Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred
• Minimum of three (3) years non-profit experience, fundraising responsibilities strongly preferred
• One (1) year of non-profit management
• Successful record of progressive fundraising
• Knowledge of and experience in a Catholic school environment strongly preferred
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Ability to oversee, manage and motivate people while also acting as a professional mentor to build on the skills and strengths of others

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to
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