Holy Child Academy was founded in 1927 and is the only independent, co-educational, Catholic elementary school in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, serving students from Nursery through eighth grade. HCA faculty use innovative pedagogy and contemporary curriculum along with proven methods to create enriched learning opportunities for students. With small instructional groups and an 8:1 student to teacher ratio, HCA students receive the individual attention that leads to superior growth, self-assurance, and achievement.
Holy Child Academy is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse mix of talented and passionate professionals. We welcome educators who will advance our mission of educating boys and girls of all faiths, races, and ethnicities in an environment of trust, respect, and inclusion, preparing students to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
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Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Development and Alumni Relations is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan to achieve the Academy’s annual and long-range financial goals. The Director also is responsible for engaging and cultivating relationships with the Academy’s alumni. Primary responsibilities include promoting and growing the Annual Fund, building resources for financial aid through the Pennsylvania EITC/OSTC tax credit program, planning and executing fundraising and donor events, and managing the Development Office database.
Qualified candidates will possess two to five years of experience in fundraising coupled with a commitment to the value of private education and a desire to advance the mission and philosophy of Holy Child Academy. The successful candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, a self-directed and entrepreneurial spirit, mature judgment, and the capacity to collaborate effectively with trustees, parents, alumni, and faculty and staff colleagues. Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage social media are essential for the position in addition to proficiency with Microsoft Office products to manage data, prepare Board reports and make presentations. Experience working with fundraising software programs such as Day School as well as experience managing EITC/OSTC tax credit programs would be preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required along with the ability to work some nights and weekends and travel locally.