ERIC Number: ED278090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
The Role of the Chief Administrator in Development.
Gnirk, Lloyd A.
Catholic education is a ministry of the Catholic Church and a primary means of evangelization. The ministry of development, an integral part of Catholic education, is basically one of developing people and helping them to grow. The chief administrator is pivotal in this ministry and is responsible for quality Catholic education, sound business management, and effective public relations--the three interdependent components of a successful development program. Quality Catholic education places religion at the center of the curriculum and, in so doing, attracts students, staff, and financial supporters who will strengthen and support the program. Sound business management that involves the use of organization charts, function charts, budgets, and planning conveys to investors the soundness of the school. Effective public relations secures the financial future of Catholic education by attracting students and donors. The chief administrator is responsible for this development program internally as well as externally. Internally, the administrator is responsible for all employees, the quality of the physical environment, and the development of parents and students. Externally, the administrator is concerned with developing alumni, alumni parents, businesses and corporations, foundations, and so forth. Recent articles suggest ways to attract major funding and emphasize constant attention to the faith dimension. (IW)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Business Skills, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Fund Raising, Individual Development, Leadership Qualities, Program Effectiveness, Public Relations, Religious Education, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention, Exposition, and Religious Education Congress (83rd, March 31-April 3, 1986).