Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania is a premier Catholic, independent school for girls offering rigorous academics in its kindergarten through 12th grade program. CDSSH is faithful to the goals of Sacred Heart education: to produce self-confident women, to provide a challenging intellectual education, to develop a love of God, and to create a desire to help others.
CDSSH offers a holistic approach to learning that seeks to respond to the academic, aesthetic, athletic, spiritual, social, and emotional needs of each girl with a curriculum well-grounded in basic and special courses. CDSSH, referred to as Sacred Heart, offers an academic program that is rooted in the liberal arts taught in contemporary ways. It empowers girls to develop their potential as scholars and leaders.
Sacred Heart is a close community where faculty and staff serve as role models for the students in accordance with the mission of the school. Sacred Heart is a Catholic school with a tradition of ecumenism, welcoming the enrichment that students, faculty, and parents of all faiths offer. By its religious education program, the school seeks to foster open-mindedness and reverence for differences.
Sacred Heart is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff who are dedicated to their profession and to the well-being and life of the Sacred Heart community.
Reporting to the Head of School and working closely with the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Director of Institutional Advancement will plan, coordinate, and direct those activities that will attract the necessary philanthropic support to provide sufficient resources to ensure excellent educational programs.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Institutional Advancement will:
- Develop and oversee advancement policies, procedures, and programs.
- Manage the Institutional Advancement team, including volunteers
- Oversee Annual Fund: coordinating communication, recording donations, educating volunteers, managing phonathons, among other related activities.
- Ability to operate advancement software, in particular Raiser’s Edge
- Coordinate and support activities with Alumnae office.
- Coordinate and support activities with the Communications office.
- Provide reports to school leadership and the Board of Trustees.
- Participate in the development of school strategy, providing recommendations, analysis, projections, and other data to inform the process.
- At times the school will engage in Capital Campaigns and Major Gift Campaigns, the Director will coordinate and direct those campaigns.
- Understand the culture and climate of the school and the wider educational environment.
- Manage, mentor, and develop direct reports, providing constructive and timely feedback.
- Coordinate and support a variety of school programs, including but not limited to, the school store, Mothers Association, Fathers Association, the School Christmas card among other programs.
- Model and foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumnae, parents and students in the conduct of the school’s business.
- Remain current with advancement trends and cultivate professional standards and development by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in local, regional and national professional organizations.