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Chief Development Officer

Company: Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School
Date Posted: January 30, 2018


Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life.

Cristo Rey Baton Rouge is part of the national Cristo Rey Network of high schools, and is sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady (FMOL) religious sisters. The school opened its doors in August 2016 to its first class of freshmen. The school currently serves students in grades 9 and 10, and by adding a freshman class each year the school will serve grades 9-12 by the 2019-20 school year.


Cristo Rey Franciscan High School is seeking a dynamic, creative and experienced fund development professional to develop and lead its fundraising activities, be responsible for fostering a culture of philanthropy within the organization, and insure that the organization’s culture, systems and procedures support fund development and vice versa.


Bachelors degree in business administration or relevant field required. Masters degree preferred. CFRE preferred. Five years of executive experience in education or related fund-raising required. Significant education and community service experience and an understanding of the principles of fund-raising are essential.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of effective fund-raising and broad-based knowledge of development programs. Strong management and leadership skills, as well as the ability to forge strong interpersonal relationships with board members, FMOL religious sisters, corporate executives, community leaders, and individuals and organizations throughout the greater Baton Rouge community are also required.




The Chief Development Officer is responsible for all of Cristo Rey Franciscan High School's fund-raising activities and results. This includes the annual giving program, endowment development, donor relations, and special events. The Chief Development Officer will report to the Vice President of Cristo Rey Franciscan High School and work closely with the President, other members of the senior staff, the board, and members of the development committee to articulate the vision for the school, to create a culture of philanthropy that supports that vision, and to establish short- and long-term strategic initiatives and programs for Cristo Rey Franciscan High School.


To apply, please submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email to Brian Moscona via e-mail, Please include Chief Advancement Officer in the subject line. All applicants will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality.

• Cover letter that aligns your experiences and skills with the current needs of the school as you understand them.

• Essay (one-page) articulating ways in which the Mission, Vision and Portrait of a Graduate Statements align with your own personal values while describing specific ways you anticipate supporting and advancing the school’s mission.

• Current resume with all appropriate dates included.

• List of five references with names and relationships, physical addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. No references will be contacted without your knowledge and approval.



Cristo Rey Baton Rouge graduates are academically, spiritually, and emotionally prepared to face their challenging college courses with confidence and determination to succeed. They have the skills to be self-sufficient and responsible in college and beyond, unbound by external limitations. They know they are loved by their Cristo Rey family and have faith that God has a purpose for their lives. They treat others with respect and have well-formed consciences to help them act with integrity. They are rooted in the Cristo Rey community but are ready to stretch their wings and persevere through college and the next journeys in life. They are eager to succeed in school and career so that they can make a positive contribution in service back to their communities.





Cristo Rey Baton Rouge is a community of faith, formed in the Catholic tradition and in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi, that fosters spiritual development and helps students come to know the love of God.


Members of the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge community work intentionally to become men and women of purpose, focusing our actions and words on fulfilling our mission and achieving our goals for the future.


Cristo Rey Baton Rouge community members strive to serve all those around them, with an attitude of selflessness, kindness and gratitude.


Cristo Rey Baton Rouge is a community built on respect, committed to acknowledging and honoring the good in others and ourselves in all that we say and do.


Members of the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge community carry themselves with integrity, seeking to be women and men of our word through honest and sincere interactions with others.


Members of the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge community demonstrate responsibility for their own actions and performance by exhibiting self-control and self-discipline, following through and giving attention to detail, and abiding by the systems of accountability set in place.


Cristo Rey Baton Rouge empowers its members to work hard and persevere through challenges with positivity and resourcefulness on their life journeys.