Regis Catholic Schools, in conjunction with the Regis Catholic Schools Foundation, is seeking a qualified and experienced candidate to serve as the next Advancement Director.

Regis Catholic Schools (RCS) is a fully accredited K-12 school system and open to families of all faiths who identify with Our Core Values. RCS is made up of two child development centers, three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. We are located in Eau Claire and Altoona, Wisconsin.

RCS encourages students to strive for growth, leadership and service. We are dedicated to educating all children and students in a Christ-centered environment. We nurture a love of learning that will last a lifetime and prepare students for leadership and service.

A qualified candidate would be a practicing Catholic who is motivated to support the strategic goals of Regis Catholic Schools focused on being inspired by faith, empowered by knowledge, and united by community. This candidate would also be committed to Catholic education, as well as, Regis’ Core Values, Mission and Vision and possess the following qualifications:   

  • A minimum of a Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Business Administration, Marketing or related field.
  • Preferred: three years of experience in fundraising, business development, sales, or closely related field. Preferred advancement experience in the area of major or leadership gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Proven track record of funds generated and successful completion of projects.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the comprehensive and integrated advancement model

The next Advancement Director will serve Regis Catholic Schools and the Regis Catholic Schools Foundation by focusing on cultivating, soliciting, securing, and stewarding alumni, friends, current parents, and business gifts in support of the annual Regis Fund, Tuition Partnership Program, Major Gifts Program, Scholarships, Planned Gifts, and Memorial Gifts, in addition to any other special campaigns. This individual will also be responsible for assisting with special events throughout the Regis Catholic Schools system. In addition, there may be other duties as assigned by the President of Regis Catholic Schools.

 Responsibilities will include:

  • Supports the President in all system-wide administration and programming, including all matters pertaining to the implementation and administration of a comprehensive advancement model and the annual advancement plan.
  • Plans, organizes, and takes a lead role in executing the Annual Regis Fund and Tuition Partnership Program.
  • Offers prospect strategy counsel to the President and the Regis Catholic Schools Foundation Board.
  • Participates in all aspects of the leadership gift cycle.
  • Maintains and manages the database for all donations from alumni, friends, and businesses, and donor prospects.
  • Works with individuals in establishing new scholarships and makes sure all current scholarships have a balance to maintain it. Updates the RCS Scholarship Booklet annually with assistance from the Regis High School guidance counselor.
  • Works with families who establish memorial gifts in support of the Regis Catholic Schools Foundation.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining the Planned Giving Program and Regis Legacy Society.
  • Partners with RCS Communications Director to develop content for The Rambler Report.
  • Leads, in cooperation with the RCS President, in the planning of all special projects campaigns.
  • Develops and manages an Alumni Association Program.
  • Plans and organizes major annual events such as…the Regis Catholic Schools Auction, the Non Sibi Awards Dinner and Regis Catholic Schools Night of Recognition, etc.
  • Prepare and present ongoing and regular progress and financial reports relating to the ongoing accountability of the position to the RCS President and RCS Foundation Board.

Qualified candidates must be able to successfully pass the background screening process through the Diocese of La Crosse.

Candidates are expected to be available to assume responsibilities of the position on July 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2020.

Interested candidates can apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, references and 3-5 letters of recommendation to [email protected] or to:

Regis Catholic Schools

Attn: Jen Eager

2728 Mall Drive, Suite 200

Eau Claire, WI 54701