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Vice President of Advancement

Coram Deo Academy

417 Oakbend Drive, Lewisville, Texas 75067

Position Description

Position Summary:

In collaboration with and reporting directly to the president, the Vice President of Advancement strategizes and implements the overarching vision and direction of the Coram Deo Academy development initiatives, including fundraising, marketing, and communications. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, leading, managing, and implementing development programs to support all short-term and long-term fundraising, marketing and communications, and admissions and enrollment objectives. This position provides professional direction, expertise, training, and support to the development, marketing, and admissions departments.


Spiritual Requirements:

Coram Deo Academy hires individuals that profess the historic Christian faith. The Nicene Creed describes the minimum understanding of and subscription to Christian belief required of employees of the Academy. Every employee must also profess to be a Christian believer and subscribe to this statement. As evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in their lives, Coram Deo Academy expects all employees to be actively involved in a local church where their faith in practice is consistent with the Academy’s mission and statement of faith.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an integral member of the CDA executive leadership team.
  • Implement a multi-level development plan to include major donors, annual fund, business outreach, foundation, endowment, planned giving, special events, and alumni relation efforts.
  • Develop an annual operating plan for advancement including an annual fund, capital fund, servant leadership fund, planned gifts, captial campaigns, and other special campaigns and events.
  • Develop and implement effective strategies to achieve revenue goals and engagement target markets.
  • Identify, research, and prioritize a pool of prospective and active donors.
  • Build and maintain a portfolio of contacts and relationships with prospective donors, community leaders, and active donors.
  • Participate in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all major donors.
  • Provide information and guidance to the president regarding donor outreach and engagement.
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts with the president, CDA board,
  • Development Committee and volunteer leaders to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Promote a culture of philanthropy “sowing” at all levels of the organization.
  • Create, manage, and maintain a comprehensive stewardship plan.
  • Oversee all fundraising communications through a defined solicitation calendar.
  • Collaborate with the president, associate development director, and the Development Committee to develop annual marketing and communications plans.
  • In collaboration with the marketing and communications director, oversee the implementation of the strategic marketing plan.
  • In collaboration with the admissions director, oversee the strategic enrollment plan and initiatives for an efficient enrollment process.
  • Ensure effective marketing and communications to all CDA Stakeholders.
  • Direct, guide, and mentor the marketing department and admissions department in alignment of the organization’s mission and identity, observing Christ as the center of focus in all initiatives.
  • Supervise all assigned development department personnel to include providing appropriate performance evaluations.
  • Collaborate with the president and other department leadership to support, promote, and advance the mission of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned by the president.


Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree, desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree, required.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in development, advancement, or related field, required.
  • Experience working within a Christian educational environment, desired.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Christian, classical, and collaborative educational model desired.
  • Strong team management skills and desire for continuous development of leadership skills.
  • An established background in coordinating non-profit fundraising strategies.
  • Skilled in utilizing donor management software, such as Raiser’s Edge or similar software.
  • Skilled in the use of various technology programs and platforms, including Microsoft Office and social media platforms.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with particular strength in articulating the value of Coram Deo Academy to external audiences.
  • Proven ability to solicit major donations and gifts.
  • Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with leadership, faculty, and staff across all campuses and at the central office.


Coram Deo Academy offers a connected culture and rich benefits package, including:

  • Medical Insurance: 75% for employee only and 50% for employee plus dependents (coverage begins immediately)
  • Health Savings Account: Must be enrolled in HSA compatible medical plan- up to $50/month Employer Match with a $50 Employee Contribution
  • Supplemental Insurance Options (Employee Paid): Dental (Low and High plan option) and Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan – Up to 3% Employer Match with 3% Contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance Policy of $30,000.00
  • CDA Tuition Benefit for Employee’s Child(ren): Maximum of $12,000.00 discount for child(ren) attending CDA five days a week OR Signature Program (two/three day) tuition for two children and a 50% reduction of tuition for the enrollment of the third child (maximum $22,500 benefit dependent upon grade level)
  • Also includes a waiver of the $1,250.00 new student(s) enrollment fee
  • Five (5) One-Day Holidays: Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Memorial Day, and Labor Day
    Six (6) Full Vacation Periods: Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas (Two Weeks), Spring Break, and Independence Day (One Week)
    Personal/Sick Leave: 40 hours (First Year) and 80 hours (Second and Subsequent Years)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program: 75% reimbursement for tuition costs up to $20,000.00 (Approved Master’s or Doctorate degree plans)

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