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Director of Advancement

Posted: 05/07/2023

Professional Qualifications
The Director of Advancement will have the following qualifications:

  • University degree in Development, Marketing, Business, Funds Development, or similar field
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Experience in management, development, marketing, and/or sales management
  • Proven track record of success in senior development or marketing roles
  • Confident, driven, and dynamic leader
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to identify and seize opportunities
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of innovation and creativity
Specific Responsibilities
  • Optimizing and maximizing non-education revenue from sources including but not limited to:
    • Rental of Unity’s facilities and equipment
    • Sponsorship and advertising within and around the school’s facilities
    • Logical business and service extensions
  • Optimizing and maximizing development funding and donations from efforts including but not limited to:
    • Annual giving program/Annual Plan
    • Campaigns
    • Fundraising Events
    • Foundations
    • Planned giving program
    • Corporate strategy
    • External donor strategy
    • Government grant programs (as applicable)
  • Leading and developing a dynamic team of marketing, enrollment, admissions, business development, database management, and fundraising personnel who will drive revenue to fund the efforts necessary to realize the mission and purpose of Unity
  • Developing and implementing a plan that will create a linkage of influence between the school and the following:
    • Parents and families
    • Churches
    • Friends of current students
    • Media and entertainment used by students and parents
  • The DOA is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the revenue generation, fundraising, and development efforts of Unity
    • Further developing, managing, and directing the enrollment effort of the school
    • Further developing, managing, and directing the business development efforts of the school
    • Further developing, managing, and directing the fundraising and development efforts of the school
    • Further developing, managing, and directing the strategic initiatives effort of the school
  • Engage the marketing, enrollment, revenue generation, and development staff in innovative approaches to foster excellence within their functional areas
  • Development of plans, budgets, and reporting for all functional areas within the DOA’s span of control
  • Facilitate high-quality professional development of personnel
    • Accurately identify and prioritize professional development needs
    • Provide resources and time for personnel to advance professional development
  • With the Head of School
    • Develop strategies and long-range planning
    • Develop mission-aligned Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to ensure feedback and performance
    • Preparation of strategic and operational plans
  • Serve as an active member of the school’s senior leadership team.
  • Reinforce the vision and mission with staff and inspire them to act on the mission every day
  • As a team, convey energy, enthusiasm, and optimism in all interactions with the other departments, helping them to see that they are an important part of something greater than themselves
  • Recommendation of staff for hiring within department to Head of School.

Application Process: If you fit the candidate profile and skill requirements outlined above and are interested in applying for this position, please e-mail a copy of your CV/Resume along with a cover letter to Jennifer Eddins at