Director of Advancement & Development

The Pastor is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the parish which the Bishop has entrusted to him.  He makes Christ’s mission present and enduring in the parish.  In order to fulfill his mission, the Pastor employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people).  He shares with them his mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Positions employed at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church and School help to extend the ministry of the Pastor in particular ways as outlined in the job description.  Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Pastor in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.

Located in the one of the most dynamic cities in the United States, St. Louis King of France Catholic Church & School seeks a Director of Advancement and Development to partner with its four thousand families and two hundred and fifty students who call St. Louis home. We are poised, as we begin our sixty-fifth year of ministry in North Austin, for a new chapter of embracing the new evangelization and the formation of students in wisdom and holiness in our outstanding school. Austin is a top tier metropolitan center for the tech industry, state government, and higher learning with the University of Texas, St. Edward’s University, Concordia University, and Austin Community College. St. Louis seeks someone who can bring that significant resource to bear on our mission, building on our tradition and Catholic identity.

Job Description

The Director of Development works directly with the Pastor and Principal of the school, supported by the parish C.O.O., pastoral & finance councils, the school board, and the Development Team, consisting of two webmasters, advancement support staff in both the parish and school, and our school registrar. The skills needed for this position include team building, professionalism in presentation, executive presence, effective social media and technology skills, flexibility in scheduling, and strategic planning. The Director will organize a comprehensive fundraising plan to include traditional and innovative strategies. The position will have a dual focus to include both the parish and the school.

Responsibilities for the parish:

  • An Annual Increased Offering Program for Sunday collections
  • Planned Giving
  • Major Gift Cultivation
  • Donor Relations
  • Data base management
  • Capital Improvement Campaigns
  • Targeted Fundraising
  • Events & Receptions

Responsibilities for the school:

  • The Annual Fund
  • Grant Writing
  • Major Gift Cultivation
  • Marketing
  • Donor Relations
  • Alumni Relations
  • Data base management
  • Volunteer and Home & School Association Relations
  • Events & Receptions

Position Requirements and Details

  • This is a full time exempt position
  • Job Category – Director
  • Annual compensation package to include competitive annual salary, full range of benefits, and incentives based on reaching established goals
  • Minimum of three years experience in the non-profit fundraising industry with five or more years preferred
  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree
  • CFRE certification Preferable

Please send or e-mail cover letters and resumes to:

Rev. James Misko, Pastor
St. Louis King of France Catholic Church & School
7601 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78757