Maranatha Christian Academy is seeking an Advancement Director who loves the Lord and is interested in joining our team of dedicated staff. If you have a passion for Christian education and fundraising, and you have a desire to see MCA expand our reach and financial sustainability, we welcome your application for this senior-level position.

Please submit a cover letter and current resume to Jerilee Preston, Principal at

While all applications are appreciated, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  This position will remain posted until it is filled.



The Advancement Director will enable MCA to pursue its vision by achieving effective fundraising strategies, major capital campaigns and intentional planned-giving initiatives to achieve MCA's strategic vision and goals.


The Advancement Director will design, implement, and execute a broad marketing and community relations program, focusing on an engaging experience for all community stakeholders. The Advancement Director will report to the Principal and work alongside the Board in a strategic leadership position, allowing us to share the vision and mission of the school and engage others in support of MCA.



 1.  Capital Fund, Friends of MCA, and Fundraising

  • Work closely with the Principal and Board to develop and implement a strategy and plan of action for a Capital Fund, Friends of MCA program, and fundraising initiatives to raise financial support and awareness of MCA's vision and goals and to achieve revenue goals and performance targets
  • Create all related communications materials and tools to effectively support the Capital Fund, Friends of MCA program, and fundraising initiatives
  • Provide leadership and direction for coordinating all general fundraising initiatives, including adherence to policies and guidelines to ensure efficient and effective activities
  • Team with parent volunteers in coordinating a variety of event-driven fundraisers
  • Identify and pursue opportunities and resources for enhancing relationships with major donors, such as philanthropic, community, and political leaders
  • Explore new alternative revenue streams
  • Expand Tuition Assistance and Belonging Fund programs

 2.  Marketing and Advertising

  • Expand existing marketing strategy and plan to promote MCA locally and internationally
  • Support the Admissions Coordinator in implementing recruitment strategies and plans, including advertising and events, to attract and retain students
  • Support the Admissions Coordinator and Principal in monitoring enrollment trends to improve the effectiveness of strategies and plans continually
  • Work directly with the Principal on the MCA brand and image
  • Ensure consistent and effective communications and messaging, including enrollment/registration packages and all other recruitment material

  3.  Community Relations

  • Develop and implement a communication and engagement strategy, and plan to build and strengthen relationships with MCA alumni, grandparents, past parents, current and potential donors, and all those associated with the school
  • Work as a part of the team responsible for key community events, such as the Open House, Grandparents Day, and the Spring Gala
  • Support the Admissions Coordinator in the exploration and implementation of enhanced community initiatives
  • Develop and build relationships with local churches, businesses, and local media contacts where necessary

 4.  Other Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring effective data management and support tools related to business development. This includes the database of donors, alumni, grandparents, past parents, donors, and company records
  • Provide financial and Key Performance Indicator progress reporting to the Board
  • Participate in related committees such as Fundraising and Promotions and the Annual General Membership meetings




  • A Christian individual who is actively involved in their church community
  • Ability to support and celebrate the values and mission of Christian Education
  • A university/college degree in a related field of Business, Sales/Marketing, Communications, or Non-Profit Management would be an asset
  • Experience in a non-profit setting and/or fundraising would be an asset
  • Demonstrated strength in networking and interpersonal skills and ability to develop strong relationships with the community, donors, and investors
  • Ability to direct the activities of self and others to ensure projects are completed and targets achieved
  • Attention to development principles (cultivation, solicitation, stewardship) and how best to integrate these into donor/investor support opportunities for the advancement of MCA
  • Ability to plan, manage, and monitor a development budget and demonstrate return on investment of development activities
  • Solid written and oral presentation skills
  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications, internet research, and fundraising
  • Demonstrated flexibility in meeting shifting demands, priorities, and multiple responsibilities
  • Regular travel and occasional non-business hours are expected



This is a full-time salaried position and will be negotiated and commensurate with experience and capabilities.

Maranatha Christian Academy

939 Northwood St.
Windsor, ON


Maranatha Christian Academy is an Edvance Affiliate School

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To apply for this position, please e-mail your information to:

Jerilee Preston

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