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
- 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
- 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
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