Jun 19, 2019

Director of Development

  • Lehigh Christian Academy
  • 1151 South Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown, PA, USA
Full time Education

Job Description

The Director of Development shall:

  1. Be a born-again Christian who is a member of good standing at a Bible-believing church.
  2. Uphold LCA’s statement of faith and code of conduct in order to be a role-model to the students.
  3. Hold a  minimum of a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, public administration, or a related field, and have five to ten years of specific fundraising experience in a position of comparable responsibility, CFRE or ACFRE preferred.
  4. Have extensive management experience including an ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, and manage the performance of a closely knit team fostering an environment of creativity and professional growth.
  5. Have expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in major-gift giving, solicitation, and capital campaigns.
  6. Have working experience and proficiency in grant writing and proposal presentations.
  7. Be able to demonstrate success in obtaining major gifts, and in building and maintaining long-term relationships with major donors, foundations, and corporations.
  8. Possess a working knowledge and effective understanding of at least the basics of planned and estate giving.
  9. Have superb communication and presentation skills, and be able to communicate a broad vision to others, individually and in groups.
  10. Have the ability to work with a broad-based constituency that includes influential people, including board, staff, volunteers, and donors.
  11. Understand, and ensure the organization is compliant to the ethical principles as defined by the Board and Association for Fundraising Professionals.

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