The Academy of the Holy Names (AHN), sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), is a Catholic school for boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade and an all-girls high school. The school is located on 19 iconic acres fronting scenic Bayshore Boulevard, close to downtown Tampa, Florida, and within easy access to major highways serving the suburban communities of the Tampa Bay area. The Academy empowers students to be authentic individuals who engage in independent thought, are inspired by creativity, and lead culturally aware, spiritually rich lives.
Blessed with $11m in endowed funds, the school community currently enrolls nearly 1,000 diverse students across all grade levels. Since 2010, over $35M has been invested in its expansive complex. With a distinguished history of serving the Catholic education needs of the region for 140 years, this independent Catholic school community is well poised for its exciting future. Over 6,000 living alumni stand ready to be further engaged in supporting its mission and the charism of the Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary.
Additional information regarding this distinguished school community can be found on the school's website here.
The Academy of the Holy Names seeks a passionate professional to serve as the school's next Director of Advancement, managing all aspects of fundraising, including but not limited to capital campaigns, annual fund, alumni affairs, and community affairs. This individual reports directly to the President is a vital member of the Leadership Team and will collaborate with the Board of Trustees on strategy and execution of the school's advancement goals and initiatives. The Director of Advancement will lead and manage an advancement team that ensures best practices that effectively and efficiently advance the mission, values, and strategic goals of AHN.
This individual must have a bachelor's degree, at least five years' experience in advancement, and have proficiency with MS Office Suite, Veracross, or similar school and database management platforms. A master's degree and or CFRE certification are preferred.
Qualifications include an ability to develop an understanding and enthusiasm for the mission and programs of the Academy and to be an extension of the office of the President and to represent the President's aims and objectives at all meetings and activities. Additionally, he or she must establish high standards for self and others, accept responsibility, be a self-starter with considerable personal initiative who can motivate others, have an ability to communicate well in both the written and spoken word, work positively and productively with colleagues, and have a sense of appropriateness and timing.
It is possible that prospective candidates could have attained this experience through a variety of different career paths, including primary, secondary, or tertiary education; non-profits; or comparable work in the corporate or public sector. Regardless of career path, the next Director of Advancement must have demonstrated proficiency and capacity in building and maintaining relationships that will ensure the Academy of the Holy Names' continued accessibility, success, and sustainability through the effective stewardship of its parent, alumni, and other philanthropic constituencies.
Additional information and application procedures regarding this exciting executive leadership opportunity can be found in our detailed search prospectus.
The search committee is on a fast track to identify and secure its next Director of Advancement. Interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting executive leadership opportunity by contacting our team immediately. All inquiries and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
Candidates are expected to be available to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2021. Do not delay. Connect with us today!
About Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions
Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions is the retained search division of Partners in Mission, the nation’s leading full-service consulting firm focused exclusively on developing excellence in Catholic school advancement and leadership. As partners among ourselves and with our clients’ missions, we value, understand, and embrace the importance of Catholic education in our personal and professional lives — and remain committed to ensuring its strength and vitality for years to come. Engaged by school communities, pastors, religious communities, boards and dioceses, our team of dedicated search consultants have identified and secured mission-driven professionals to serve in a myriad of diverse Catholic school and diocesan leadership positions from Maine to Hawaii.