January 6, 2014

Director of the Advancement and Alumni Office

The Director of the Advancement and Alumni Office is delegated by the President as team leader in the Advancement and Alumni Office. Additionally, s/he will advise the President and collaborate with the Communications Officer on issues relating to public relations and community outreach.


 Specific Responsibilities:

 • Serve as team leader for the Advancement and Alumni Office staff in the organization, delegation and management of all activities within the purview of the office

• Work in close cooperation with the Chair of the Alumni Committee, the Chair of the Fundraising Committee, and the President

• With the Alumni Committee, promote the development of the Alumni Association, foster positive relations with alumni, promote regular alumni participation, develop activities and programs to serve the needs of alumni, develop strategies to encourage regular giving by alumni, with emphasis on bursary support

• With the Fundraising Committee, develop strategies to promote annual giving, planned giving, major donations with naming rights, etc.

• Develop grant proposals for foundations and corporations

• Oversee the maintenance of the alumni database and donation records

• Guide and animate the efforts of the office team in the preparation of major events: Tribute Dinner, Homecoming, Golf Tournament, etc., 

• Provide leadership in creative development of future strategies

• Maintain relations with significant donors and personally manage the portfolios of the top 100

• Coordinate the roles and involvement of Senior Administrators, Board of Directors, Fundraising Committee, and others in solicitation and cultivation calls

• Work with the Business Manager to ensure proper recording and reporting of fundraising revenues and expenses

• Oversee the development of office systems to support advancement projects

• Collaborate with the Communications Officer in the development of materials to support solicitation and cultivation of donors, and to promote alumni relations

• Provide written and verbal reports as required

• Represent St. Paul’s at various community events as required

• Support the mission of St. Paul’s and the Society of Jesus

• Attend meetings of the Board of Directors, Fundraising Committee, Alumni Committee as ex officio non-voting member

• Fulfill other duties as assigned by the President


• Respect for religious belief and practice

• Familiarity with and adherence to the ideals, principles, and mission of Jesuit education as embodied at St. Paul’s

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and animate team building

• Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and database management, a definite asset

• Flexibility, creativity, and initiative in planning and developing strategies for communication, fundraising, community outreach

• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

• Solid collaboration and teamwork experience and demonstrated skill

• Demonstrated leadership experience

• Freedom to travel for alumni and fundraising activities in other cities

• Minimally a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

• A minimum of three years of experience in fund-raising and community outreach activities, preferably in a school setting

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to forward a letter of application, a detailed résumé, and professional references, by Friday, 24 January, 2014.
Please send to
Ms Nahannai Lewis
St Paul’s High School
2200 Grant Ave 
Winnipeg MB  R3P 0P8


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