October 21, 2022

Regional Pittsburgh-Est

Catholic elementary schools, Inc.

Director of advancement

Job type: full time/exempt

Reports to: Regional Administrator/Board of Directors

The Regional Director of Advancement of PERCES is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of marketing/communications, activities that will further the mission of the region and its schools. The Director of Advancement works closely with Principals, Parent-Teacher Guilds (PTGs), Regional Administrator, PERCES Board of Directors, and specifically with the Chairs of Development and Marketing Committees .

Pittsburgh-East Regional Catholic Elementary Schools, Inc. operates six Catholic elementary schools in the city of Pittsburgh and the eastern suburbs of the city: Divine Mercy Academy (Monroeville), Holy Family Catholic School (Plum), Mary of Nazareth Catholic School (White Oak), Sacred Heart Elementary School (Pittsburgh/Shadyside), Saint Bede School (Pittsburgh/Point Breeze) and Sainte Therese of Lisieux School (Munhall).

The Director of Advancement is responsible for:


  • Developed and implemented a community relations and marketing plan to promote area schools.
  • Support recruitment and retention efforts in each school;
  • Work internally to support comprehensive marketing efforts, including but not limited to open houses, marketing brochures/advertisements, and social media programs/website platforms;
  • Establish and implement professional writing and design standards for school/regional communications. These include, but are not limited to:
    • Printed publications, including regional bulletin, parish bulletin, marketing equipment, brochures and directors.
    • Electronic communications, including website and email
    • Media relations including advertising and press releases in local newspapers and media to cover and promote regional/individual school events.
  • Identify and develop social media and online and emerging communication technologies.


  • Identify grant opportunities to support the efforts of each regional school and obtain the information needed to apply for grants and complete the application process;
  • Follow up on all award documents, including thanks and reports;
  • Identify former students of the six schools and schools inherited from the region;
  • Develop/maintain alumni database by school/parish and engage alumni through regular communications as well as other stewardship duties; and
  • Identify and initiate potential donors who support tuition fees in each of the six schools.

Other assigned duties


  • Baccalaureate in marketing, communication or in a related field.
  • Solid communication/writing skills.
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in development, marketing or a related field.
  • Ability to work closely with volunteers and manage them effectively.
  • Strong commitment to the mission of Catholic primary education.

Please send your curriculum vitae to: Jon Cuniak [email protected]