|Chief Advancement Officer|
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|Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue|
|New York, NY|
|Chief Advancement Officer
Job Status: Full Time Reports To: The Rector
ABOUT SAINT THOMAS
Saint Thomas Church offers at least one mass every single day of the year and, typically, twenty-six services per week. As one of the leading parishes in the Diocese, it is a significant contributor to the wider mission of the Episcopal Church in New York.
The Parish has an annual operating budget of $12 million with a staff of more than 50 FTEs. In addition to lay staff, several clergy lead particular aspects of parish life; communications and programming, pastoral care, children and families, and education and formation. The Rector has a Senior Management Team which meets monthly and the Vestry, the Standing Committee, and various committees of the Vestry are actively engaged with staff in the mission of the parish.
The Senior Management Team currently consists of The Rector, Director of Administration and Finance, Associate Rector, Director of Development, Headmaster of the Choir School, Director of Music, Head Verger, and Facilities Manager.
The Church’s largest source of funding is its endowment, which provides more than 70% of its annual revenue. Parishioners and friends contribute approximately 15% of annual revenue through the Annual Appeal and Sunday and daily offerings. Saint Thomas needs to decrease its over-dependence on its endowment by significantly increasing funding from other sources so that it can sustainably grow and fulfill its mission.
The Parish is currently engaged in a strategic planning exercise with Wellspring Consulting which is due to conclude by the end of 2019. The parish has spent many months in a period of self-study and data collection and a number of themes and strategic goals have emerged. The Chief Advancement Officer will have a significant responsibility for the implementation of the strategic plan, working with the Senior Management Team.
The purpose of the Choir School is to educate boy choristers who sing in the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.
As an integral part of the parish, Saint Thomas Choir School continues the centuries-old tradition of singing in a boy choir.
The School is one of only three of its kind in the world, and the only one in the United States. As an intimate-sized boarding school for grades 3-8 with a challenging academic program, the School offers a wealth of extra-curricular enrichment and a talented faculty in a warm and nurturing environment. The Choir School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and belongs to the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and the Parents League of New York. The boy choir joins the Men’s Choir at services and in concert throughout the academic year.
Each year the renowned Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys choral worship services Evensong on Sunday evenings and on most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sings at nearly 200 including Choral Liturgies on Sunday mornings, Choral evenings (September through May). The choir also sings at special liturgies throughout the year.
In addition, Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue presents an annual concert series that includes musicians from across the United States as well as internationally. Friends of Music is a group of enthusiastic donors who support the concert series.
The CAO is responsible for designing all fundraising initiatives including but not limited to all annual, major, principal, and planned giving; and capital campaigns; as well as overseeing the Communications and Marketing strategy and implementation.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Cultivation & Solicitation
Communications and Marketing
The position is full time. Occasional night and weekend hours may be required throughout the year.
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