Diocese of Winona-Rochester Employment


Director of Admissions and Advancement - Full Time

Saint Mary's School @ Worthington, MN posted on Wed, Apr 03

Apply until: 2024-07-03


St. Mary’s Catholic School, a preschool to grade 8 elementary school seeks a full-time Director of Admissions & Advancement to lead our school's continued enrollment growth. St. Mary’s Catholic School is seeking a highly professional and articulate individual who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work collaboratively with school leadership to manage the school's admissions and enrollment processes as well as the school's communication platforms including social media and the school's website.

The Director of Admissions and Advancement is responsible for fostering financial stewardship, cultivating relationships with benefactors, inspiring confidence in potential benefactors, effectively carrying out campaign and event fundraising, and working with school leadership to improve the overall financial situation of the school through improved communications and processes.


  • Bachelors Degree required in communications, marketing, education or related field.
  • Experience teaching or working in a Catholic school setting.
  • Practicing Roman Catholic preferred who upholds the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church and who possesses a sound working knowledge of the Catholic faith and of the Church hierarchy, especially related to stewardship and charitable giving
  • Has the ability to support the mission of the school and working knowledge of parish and school dynamics;
  • Familiar with the New Evangelization effort in the Church
  • Proven track record of realizing major or planned gifts; working knowledge of planned giving investments; and ability to inspire confidence among donor prospects.
  • Understanding of campaign fundraising is preferred
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, with the capacity to inspire trust in people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills
  • Management abilities to include strategic planning, budget preparation, project management, and attracting /supervising volunteers
  • Self-directed and able to work a flexible schedule to include some nights and weekends, and travel as necessary to achieve objectives and meet demands
  • Proficiency with information technology, including Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Maintains confidential information and has a high degree of personal integrity
  • Foster a warm, welcoming, positive and cheerful environment for both staff, students, parents and perspective families
  • Foster respect and dignity of all, does not gossip, does not slander or malign others
  • Adhere to business professional dress code


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to pastor@smswgtn.org.  Applications will be reviewed immediately, and the position will be open until filled.