Development Director

Catholic Schools Office

Website Prince of Peace Catholic School

Prince of Peace (POP) is a Catholic school that educates students beginning at the age of 3 through 8th grade.
Prince of Peace Catholic School is devoted to instilling strong Catholic values, fostering a life of faith and servant
leadership, providing a challenging academic environment, and inspiring each student to shine to the fullest extent
of his or her God-given potential.
Posting Date: May 23, 2022 Position Start Date: July 1, 2022
Location: Prince of Peace Catholic School, Plano, Texas
Position Summary:
The Director of Development is a full-time position and is responsible for supporting the school by
providing development and related/public relations services at the direction of the principal.
The Director of Development is responsible for implementing an annual development plan in
coordination with the principal and advancement team. This person spends a majority of the
time soliciting major gift donors and prospects, coordinating the fundraising efforts for the
school, and overseeing all fundraising projects for the school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:
• Develop and implement a comprehensive annual and long-range development plan which
funds and supports the annual and long-range strategic objectives for the school
• Develop and oversee an annual campaign to support the operating budget of the school
• Proactively identify, cultivate, and solicit individual and corporate gifts
• Research, identify, and implement new sources of revenue
• Create legacy giving opportunities for donors through wills, life insurance, trusts, and
retirement plan designations
• Research and write grant proposals that support segments of the school’s long-range plan
• Plan fundraising events and work collaboratively with volunteers to set and achieve
benchmarks for the auction/gala, fall festival, grandparents day, and other communitybuilding events as needed
• Prepare individual communications for donors such as gratitude phone calls, personal notes,
invitations to special events, and acknowledgement letters
• Plan the annual President’s Circle donor reception
• Support and assist advancement team programming and events
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Excellent communication skills, both orally and written
• Strong familiarity with typical school software (Microsoft Office Suite, Apple platform software,
• Ability to meet established plans, goals, deadlines and objectives
• Strong initiative, ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
• Works well both independently and collaboratively under extremely tight deadlines, on
several projects concurrently
• Highly skilled in developing and nurturing interpersonal relationships and communications with staff,
volunteers, new families, and members of the community
• Possess organizational and creative thinking skills; attention to detail is imperative
• Demonstrates high energy level and flexibility, pleasant persona coupled with sound
judgment; flexible, discreet and able to maintain confidential information
• Proactive problem solver and knowledgeable of correct protocol for specific situations
• Eagerness to stay current on trends and developments in development and advancement
• Regularly monitor and analyze competitors to better understand trends and determine
feasibility for POP
Reporting to the Prince of Peace Catholic School Principal, we will look to our Director of
Development to:
• Support the school’s mission and be active in the life and culture of the school and
parish community
• Represent POP at community functions as needed
• Ensure compliance with policies and procedures of Prince of Peace Catholic School
and the Diocese of Dallas
• Initiate or develop other programs relative to the job description
• Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned by the pastor/president/
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the policies of the Diocese of
Dallas and Prince of Peace Catholic School.
Education & Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in communications, finance, public relations and/or
marketing or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a
comparable field with 3-5 years of experience in a comparable position
• Experience working with a nonprofit or religious organization for 2-4 years is
• Experience in development is preferred
We are open to learning more about your unique background that may contribute to meaningful
alternatives to the above qualifications.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and competitive with local schools. Benefit package
FLSA Status (Fair Labor Standards Act): Exempt
Work Status: Full Time
Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, occasional nights and weekends
Submit Letter of interest and current resume, including significant accomplishments to:

Ms. Evan Ray, Communications Coordinator