Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 04-Jan-2022 to 05-Feb-2022
  • - Herron Classical Schools
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Compensation negotiable depending on experience.
  • Full Time
  • Full-time benefits include health, dental, vision & life insurance; health savings account contributions, short-term & long-term disability, retirement contributions, paid time off.

The Vice President and Chief Development Officer strategically leads the network's philanthropic efforts through the cultivation of relationships with those who have a shared passion for supporting Herron Classical Schools, the surrounding neighborhoods and quality education in general. The Vice President & Chief Development Officer reports to the President.

Specific objectives and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Develops and implements strategy for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of potential major donors to support the networks strategic growth strategy.  
  • Implements and manages fundraising activities including for major gifts and special projects. 
  • Coordinates regular cultivation activities with potential donors and includes board members and President and other senior leadership staff as appropriate.
  • Represents Herron Classical Schools at community events as cultivation of potential donors.
  • Oversees the recruitment and training of a core group of volunteers to assist with fundraising efforts.
  • Works with the Board of Directors and the President to develop strategies and systems to initiate and meet aggressive fundraising goals.
  • Manages all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations. 
  • Coordinates development research activities.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing stewardship system for local businesses and corporations to expand their partnerships with Herron Classical Schools. 
  • Oversees the daily operations of the development office including the fundraising database and prospect management systems along with the pledge reminders and gift acknowledgements.
  • Generates reports from fundraising database and prospect management system to assist President and Board of Directors with the donor cultivation, solicitation and relations.
  • Works in conjunction with the President to: 
  • Develop an overall grant writing strategy.
  • Maintain a grant calendar to track opportunities, proposal and report deadlines.
  • Attends all board meeting and prepares development reports to the Board and other agencies. 
  • Informs the President of emerging issues as it relates to the Herron Classical Schools.
  • Attends scheduled faculty meetings, professional development meetings and other sessions as determined by the President. 
  • Attends evening events that include but may not be limited to Parent Orientation, Meet the Teacher Night, Parent/Teacher Conferences and Open Houses.  The dates of these events are listed on the Master Calendar. 
  • Collaboratively works with senior leadership to support the policies, guidelines, and working procedures for Herron Classical Schools.
  • Adheres to professional and ethical standards and professional growth throughout the year.  
  • Performs other duties as determined necessary by the President.
  • An assignment of 260 days with vacation as approved by the President.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. A Master's Degree or related professional accreditation or designation (e.g. CFRE, CFRM, etc) is preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years professional fundraising experience, including planning and executing capital campaigns and major gifts programs.
  • Proven ability to develop and manage relationships with volunteer leadership and major donors/prospects.
  • Previous experience with campaign counsel and familiarity with feasibility studies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with fundraising software, specifically Salesforce.
  • Proven decision-making ability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Public relations experience is also a plus.
  • Familiarity of charter schools and/or Herron-Morton and Riverside neighborhoods is preferred.
  • Commitment to the values and mission of Herron Classical Schools.

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