RA is Conducting a Search for DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT for the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family (New Orleans, LA)

The Director of Development is responsible for assisting the Congregational Leader in fulfilling the vision and mission of the Congregation; working to broaden and deepen the relationship of the community with the faithful; driving the efforts to engage lay and Congregational leaders in advancing the work of the Sisters of the Holy Family through the meaningful contribution of gifts and talents; and advocating the mission of the Congregation within our own communities and beyond.

Reporting to the Congregational Leader, the Director of Development is responsible for coordinating and directing the fund-raising initiatives that engage donors and leaders throughout the communities the Sisters serve. The Director of Development works in concert with the Congregational Leader – providing the corporate expertise and lay understanding to complement the future direction of the Congregation.


Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership in conceiving and implementing a comprehensive development program
    including timeline and measurable outcomes.
  • Leadership and management of a capital campaign.
  • Work with Congregational leadership to implement in identifying major gift prospects for a
    capital campaign.
  • Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with donor and leadership prospects.
  • Develop a collaborative relationship with the leadership of the Archdiocese of Louisiana, the
    Catholic Community Foundation, Catholic Charities and other communities in which the Sisters
    have served.
  • Manage development staff or volunteers and their activities including gift processing, prospect research, grant writing, and drafting of print communications, etc.
  • Oversee all fundraising activities within the Congregation.



  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • 5+ years of experience in development
  • Measurable fundraising progress year over year
  • Previous experience running a capital campaign
  • Excellent organizational, managerial, along with written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising database platforms
  • Evidence of interest and/or ability to successfully grow a development program
  • Evening/weekend work occasionally required as well as travel to cultivate donors
  • Understanding of the practices, principles and policies of the Roman Catholic Church


Please send cover letter, with salary history and resume, to info@ruotoloassoc.com