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In one of the most dynamic and growing areas in the country, St. John Paul II Catholic High School (JPII) is also growing and expanding. Operated by the Diocese of Birmingham and a Board of Trustees, JPII offers students a faith-based college preparatory high school curriculum and environment. We serve a growing, diverse and dynamic student body from North Alabama, Southern Tennessee, and abroad on a 55-acre campus surrounded by Research Park, a center for space aeronautical and bio-medical research. Recently, the educational organization NICHE rated JPII as the best Catholic high school in the state of Alabama for the past two years and the sixth best private high school in the state. Other notables include last year’s ACT average score of 26.1 (state and national averages are 18.9 and 20.8 respectively); AP test scores that include 34 AP scholars; and $9.7 million in merit college scholarships. Thus far, this year, we have 7 National Merit Scholars, including 3 semi-finalists; won our first team state championship in Class 4A boys cross country; and have numerous accomplishments in the fine arts, including 10 state qualifiers for the Trumbauer Festival.

St. John Paul II Catholic High School seeks Development Director

St. John Paul II Catholic High School (JPII), in Huntsville, Alabama, seeks to secure a Development Director to help further its mission and more fully engage constituent and philanthropic sources of support. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in all areas of financial development, while possessing the requisite skill sets to build, maintain, and grow meaningful relationships throughout current and future constituencies. The Development Director will be expected to bring the energy, charisma, and fund-raising skills necessary for this school community and to build on its considerable strengths and traditions. It is preferable that the applicant have experience in some of the following areas: annual fund and major gift cultivation, planned giving, capital campaign expansion, event planning, marketing, communications, and public relations. JPII needs a Christ-centered servant leader that embraces, models, and champions the traditions and values of a Catholic education. 

For full job description: Development Director

Interested applicants should submit: (1) a resume of past employment experiences which highlight relevant development positions held and also efforts that the applicant has created, led or managed, (2) a personal statement from the applicant highlighting his or her development strengths which could further the mission of JPII. Please email resume and personal statement to, with subject line “Development Director Application.”

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