Annual Fund Officer/Alumni Coordinator

Philadelphia 19129, Pennsylvania

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Mercy Career & Technical High School is a private, urban career and technical high school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy.

Within a 21st century learning environment, we provide a Catholic education and a comprehensive, academic, career and technical school experience which prepares students for the workforce and/or post-secondary education.


Mercy Career & Technical High School is seeking an Annual Fund Officer/Alumni Coordinator with at least three years of experience in an advancement/development office.



  • Full-time, 12 month position reporting directly to the Director of Advancement
  • Researches, writes, submits and tracks grant proposals to foundations and other potential funding sources
  • Coordinates Annual Fund Appeal, Annual Report and other related projects to meet the fundraising objectives of the department
  • Assists in all aspects of planning and implementing special event activities for the school that impact fundraising
  • Plays an integral role in assisting the Advancement and Marketing team to expand our ability to reach current donors and attract new constituents
  • Works in conjunction with the Advancement Services Coordinator to manage the Student Ambassador Program
  • Works as Alumni Coordinator to:
  • Build and maintain a robust alumni association
  • Plan, coordinate and oversee all alumni events



  • Minimum of three years of experience working in an advancement /development office
  • Relevant computer skills: Gmail, social media, Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office suite and Google docs
  • Demonstrates the ability to build, foster and maintain relationships with both internal and external constituencies including administrators, faculty, trustees, business leaders, volunteer leaders, students, donors and prospects
  • Appreciation and passion for the mission of the Mercy Career & Technical High School
  • Strong communication skills to express orally and in writing, Mercy Career & Technical High School’s mission and fundraising goals with clarity, passion and persuasion
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • Willing to travel locally and sometimes work nights and weekends.


To Apply: Qualified candidates may send cover letter and resume to: Sr. Rosemary Herron at [email protected]

For additional information, please visit our website at or contact Nancy Green at [email protected].


Contact: Director of Advancement Nancy Green

Phone: 2159654201

E-Mail: [email protected]


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