Houston Christian High School (HC) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Development Associate. This full-time, exempt position. The Development Associate is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of annual giving programs including the annual fund campaign, stewardship program, grant writing, financial aid, and other events and activities to support development efforts. The Development Associate works in collaboration with the Advancement Department and reports to the Director of Development.
Interested candidates may complete and submit the Houston Christian Professional Application with the Staff philosophy questions, a cover letter, and resume to email@example.com. Instructions and the application are accessible from theEmployment page atwww.houstonchristian.org. Resumes are not reviewed without the complete HC application.
While HC gives preference to members of the Christian faith, the School is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law except those exclusions specifically provided to Religious Organizations. The School is a Religious Organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and accordingly reserves the right to employ persons who profess a Christian faith and have a philosophy of ministry similar to ours.
HC provides rigorous academic programs that prepare every student for collegiate study, but our community goes beyond the classroom. Our faculty and staff engage students in service and leadership opportunities through student governance, athletics and fine arts that build confidence and skills to assist in developing a life focus. We understand we are training tomorrow's leaders and examine issues that encourage students to seek knowledge and understanding before drawing conclusions. We educate and train leaders with the solid values and convictions that a Christian worldview imparts.
Everyone who works at HC is here because they're passionate about Christian education and shaping young lives. That remarkable dedication is the most valuable aspect of Houston Christian - to offer every student commitment to their success. We hire the best possible teachers, and they demonstrate each and every day that they love students and that teaching and challenging them is their great reward.
Houston Christian High School inspires young people to lead by uniting faith, intellect, and gifts to reach their greatest promise. Serving grades 9-12, the school draws from public, private, and parochial schools across Houston. The school’s state-of-the-art facilities sit on a 45-acre campus, which houses the award-winning academic, athletic, and arts programs. The school is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Council of Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA), and the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC). HC is located at 2700 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston, Texas, 77043.
Bachelor’s degree and minimum two years of fundraising experience in annual fund or equivalent.
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software preferred.
Requires demonstrated success in fundraising project management, grant writing, and volunteer management.
Proficient in basic technology applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel). Google Apps knowledge is preferred (Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail).
Exhibit excellent verbal, visual, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Possess excellent customer service skills.
Represent the school in a positive light.
Committed to the mission and values of Houston Christian High School
Qualified candidates must have demonstrated success in project management, fundraising, event planning, stewardship and volunteer management. High levels of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative are important, as well as a high regard for confidentiality. The ability to multi-task, strong attention to detail, and analytical, communication and organizational skills are necessary for success in this position. Occasional after school, evening or weekend hours will be necessary.
Additional Salary Information: Salaries are competitive with area private schools and local non-profit agencies.
Who We Are
Houston Christian High School was founded in January 1997 by pastors from several major evangelical churches in Houston with a shared vision to establish an interdenominational college preparatory high school dedicated to the highest academic standards, where leadership is cultivated and lives are enriched through spiritual formation.
In August of 1998, HC opened its doors for the f...irst school year at the former Northwest Academy campus with 207 students. Within two years, a forty-five acre tract of land was acquired on the West Sam Houston Parkway where construction began for a move to the new campus in the fall of 2000. Since this time, Houston Christian has continued to grow and expand both campus facilities and programs offered to the greater Houston community. Throughout these years, Houston Christian has won state championship titles and numerous individual championship titles in academic, arts and athletic competition.
Today, Houston Christian High School delivers an exemplary college preparatory program in state-of-the-art facilities. With around 500 students, a dynamic faculty and strong leadership among trustees, Houston Christian High School is becoming the school of choice for families seeking a college preparatory experience in a distinctly Christian environment characterized by rigorous academics and tremendous co-curricular programs.
Our magnificent 45-acre collegiate-styled campus for grades 9-12 is located at W Sam Houston Tollway N and Kempwood Drive. We're thankful to our gracious donors and families who have enabled Houston Christian to stand on par with some of the finest educational institutions in regards to our facilities.
Mission & Vision Statement
Houston Christian High School (HC) is a college preparatory school dedicated to the highest academic standards for the development of moral character, the enrichment of spiritual lives, and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals.
Inspiring young people to lead: uniting faith, intellect, and gifts to reach their greatest promise.
HC values, cultivates and celebrates cultural, ethnic, religious and academic diversity and is committed to strengthening the students' vision of honor, community, heritage and scholarship through classroom experiences, curricular programs and leadership initiatives.
Houston Christian High School is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction in a rigorous academic environment. Graduates of Houston Christian go on prepared to achieve at the most prestigious four-year universities. The faculty at Houston Christian is dedicated to continuous, life-long learning with many of them possessing post-graduate degrees. While attending Houston Christian High School, students develop skills that will prepare them for success in the 21st Century through the effective utilization of technology. Houston Christian is a 1:1 laptop campus and each student can access the curriculum online. Faculty utilize state-of-the-art instructional strategies including flipped classes and project-based learning. Relevant learning experiences ensure that students not only understand the curriculum, but understand how they best learn.
Programs of Distinction
Inspiring Leadership. Houston Christian exists to train the leaders of tomorrow. One way we do this is through the following programs:
• Advanced Placement courses
• Distinguished Scholars Program
• Passport to Lead
• Program for College Readiness (PCR)
• Beyond These Walls (travel program)
Our goal for every student at HC is to successfully navigate, manage and blend the rigors and challenges of academics with the many co-curricular enrichment opportunities available.
The Fine Arts Department at Houston Christian High School provides students with the opportunity to explore the performing arts of band, choir, orchestra, dance, and drama, as well as the visual arts. Our students are challenged to acknowledge the responsibility to use their talents to serve God and others. Our department believes that arts are essential to a well-rounded education. It provides the individual with a sense of confidence through their accomplishments.
Houston Christian Athletics Department believes it is just as important to develop the physical bodies of its students as it is to develop their minds. One of HC's goals is to develop self-confidence through physical development. We are also a community that fosters long-lasting ties of friendship, healthy competition and enjoyment of life.
Houston Christian acknowledges that the key to a successful Christian high school is its faculty and staff. When job openings occur we seek applicants who are professionally qualified, love high school students and who, by the pattern of their lives, are Christian role models (Luke 6:40).
If teaching high school students and preparing them to go out into the world inspires you,
If working alongside other professionals and growing together invigorates you,
If engaging students and belonging to a global community intrigues you,
We invite you to look at Houston Christian. HC may be the place for you!