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Advancement Director
Position Description
Background and Opportunity
Lumen Christi Academies (LCA) is a network of Catholic Elementary Schools in the Diocese of
Oakland. LCA seeks to offer a faith-based environment that reflects the diversity of our
communities and ignites students to be the light of Christ in the world. We attract, support and
holistically form students, families and teachers. We are building a firm financial foundation to
innovate our programs and facilities to ensure equitable access to excellence for all.
LCA's Advancement Director is responsible for development and for implementing an annual
fundraising plan, major gift solicitation strategy, and for overseeing the organization’s
foundation relationships and grant submission process. This is a full time, senior level position
with benefits and a salary range of $90,000 - $110,000, depending on depth of experience and
sustained, demonstrable record of raising annual funds of at least $1.5 million. The Advancement
Director will report directly to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Board of
We are seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial philanthropic leader with 5+ years of experience
in fundraising and major gift solicitation. Our annual fundraising goal is $1.5 million.
Seeking Candidates with the Following qualifications
• Demonstrated success researching and identifying potential funding sources
• Solid track record of meeting fundraising goals in excess of $1MM
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Broad knowledge regarding elementary Catholic education and preferably experience
working with under-resourced schools
• Successful track record of success working with diverse communities
• Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; fundraising database knowledge
and skills preferable
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and follow through on projects
• Ability to work under time constraints, as well as the ability to manage c

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