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Director of Development

Posted: April 2023
Status: Open



Aristoi Classical Academy (Katy, TX)


Job Details:

Full-time, non-exempt.  

HOURS: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday (Some evenings and weekends will be required)

REPORTS TO: Superintendent

DUTY DAYS: 12 Months


Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Identify, cultivate and communicate with donors and donor prospects; keep them informed on a regular basis of Aristoi Classical Academy’s work and the impact of their contributions on the life of the school
  • Research, identify, and secure potential funders
  • Lead staff and volunteer components of major community-building events, especially, network-wide Faculty Symposia and the annual Aristoi gala
  • Develop and oversee implementation of the Aristoi network’s Multi-Year Fundraising Development Plan, in consultation with the Superintendent and other staff as required
  • Develop and implement other fundraising plans as necessary, including capital projects, in consultation with the Superintendent
  • Develop and implement PR/marketing plans, in consultation with Superintendent and other staff as required
  • Oversee, supervise, & provide administrative support for all fundraising events 
  • Develop agenda and materials for all fundraising, marketing and special events committees; attend these meetings and manage follow-up activities with volunteers 
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of fundraising volunteers 
  • Oversee all donor acknowledgments 
  • Produce all fundraising reports and maintain donor records 
  • Participate in conferences and staff meetings 
  • Communicate directly with board members and fundraising volunteers for development support needs
  • Attend school board meetings on a regular basis to update the board 
  • Identify new grant opportunities for the school and determine their priority 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent  


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, preferably with exposure to educational causes 
  • Willing to become educated in the area of classical education through self-study and attending presentations or trainings 
  • Demonstrated success in dealing with and managing a variety of people, ideas, and situations
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and writing skills 
  • Must work well in a team-oriented environment 
  • Self-starter with knowledge of Houston, Katy and surrounding communities, as well as willingness to seek out and secure funding from organizations with national profiles
  • Computer skills needed include MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and database usage, as well as Google productivity tools and relevant development and fundraising software
  • Ability to meet established deadlines 


Additional Information:

Aristoi Classical Academy is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or ability. This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. 


How to Apply:

Visit the Aristoi Classical Academy by clicking here.  



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