Employment Opportunities

Director of Development

The Collegium is seeking a Director of Development for a position based in Hagerstown, MD.  The Director will report to the president of The Collegium and work collaboratively with the staff, faculty, and board.  The Director will be responsible for developing and executing a develop strategic plan for The Collegium.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a development strategic plan.

  • Build new donor relationships while maintaining ongoing ones.

  • Writing funding proposals and sending these to potential sponsors.

  • Creating marketing and promotional activities.

  • Developing fundraising events.

  • Maintaining records of sponsors.

  • Organizing campaigns that will lead to donations.

  • Training volunteers.

  • Build the reputation of The Collegium.


Position Requirements:

  • Practicing Catholic.

  • Commitment to the mission and vision of The Collegium.

  • Experience in a fundraising position.

  • Creativity and persuasion skills.

  • Detail-oriented.

  • Project management skills and Microsoft Office Suite skills.

  • Skills with InDesign or related software, as well as client management software, or demonstrated ability to aquire such skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Strong leadership qualities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability and willingness to travel.

  • Familiarity with the Hagerstown community would be a plus.


Position Details:

  • Timeline: Open immediately and until filled.

  • Job Type and Salary: Full-time; $50,000/year for the first six months.  Negotiable after six months.

  • Experience: Fundraising experience or equivalent experience with ostensibly transferrable skills.

  • Education: Bachelor’s

  • Work authorization: United States 

  • Benefits: Contribution toward health plan.



  • Cover letter describing your skill set in relation to the position and your reason for applying.

  • Resume

  • Submit to Edward Schaefer, president, at eschaefer@the-collegium.org.


Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.