Director of Advancement – Stella Maris Academy, La Jolla, CA

Stella Maris Academy (, a small Catholic parish elementary school (TK – 8) is searching for an individual who is energetic, committed to our mission, exhibits outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and is able to foster relationships among the school community, alumni, parish, local businesses, institutions of higher learning and foundations.

Stella Maris Academy educates students in an academic program which supports a 71-year legacy of outstanding Catholic education. The successful candidate will possess the initiative and vision to coordinate school fundraising efforts, cultivate alumni-giving, establish a planned giving program, will oversee the implementation of the school’s marketing, communication and enrollment management programs.

Bachelor’s degree is mandatory, preferably in business, marketing, fundraising, nonprofit administration, or related field. Master’s degree and/or certification as Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is desirable. Three years minimum experience in development and/or alumni relations is ideal. Experience in a Catholic or independent private school setting in preferred.

Position is available January 7, 2019.

See job description.

Salary is Entry Level, commensurate with experience, training available for right person.

Qualified candidates should submit electronically (1) letter of introduction; (2) resume; (3) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of five professional references to:

Stella Maris Academy-Director of Advancement Search

7654 Herschel Avenue

La Jolla, CA 92037

Attn. Patricia Lowell,

Kathryn Zack,

Review of applications begins December 13, 2018

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