Organization: Catholic Charities of the Archdioces of Galveston-Houston Mission:
Job Title: Senior Development Officer Salary: TBD
Location: Main Office Posted on:
Contact: Lidija Zapata Email:
Description: The Senior Development Officer works in a dynamic team with the Vice President of Development and Stewardship, grant writers, special events staff as well as Senior leadership to secure donations for Catholic Charities. This involves researching, cultivating, stewarding and soliciting prospects/donors for major gifts for programs, capital campaigns, and special event sponsorships. The Senior Development Officer will also develop, manage, and direct events undertaken by Catholic Charities. The position may require some travel within the 10-county region of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The ideal candidate for the Senior Development Officer is a person who is passionate about the faith-driven mission of Catholic Charities and enjoys introducing and connecting philanthropists to an organization that consistently delivers results for the people we serve.
Skills: PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Identifies prospects and cultivates gifts, donations and sustentative contributions for the Catholic Charities’ programs, campaigns and events. Manages a portfolio of significant gift prospects and works closely with Vice President of Development and Stewardship to develop effective solicitation and stewardship strategies for each. Composes funding requests to constituents for gifting opportunities. Plans and facilitates meetings with prospects and donors. Travels with CEO, VP of Development, board members, and independently to ensure effective quantity of face-to-face work and relationship building. Works in partnership with the Development Team to plan and execute all fund raising events including budget, correspondence, vendor contact, chair recommendations, mailing lists, invitations, teaser cards, programs, décor and additional printed products. Develops, plans and executes additional events of Catholic Charities such as donor appreciation dinners, kick-off parties, and blessings and dedications. Helps conceptualize, draft and prepare briefing materials for donor/prospect visits. Assists with planning, organizing and directing any Capital Campaign undertaken by Catholic Charities. Assists with other departmental functions, events and projects as needed. Other duties as assigned. EDUCATION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s Degree from Accredited University or equivalent work experience (eight years). JOB REQUIREMENTS: The applicant must possess strong interpersonal skills and a persuasive communication style. Proven ability to work under pressure, meet aggressive deadlines, and work as a team player. Passion for the mission and vision of Catholic Charities and a desire to make a difference. Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in fundraising or sales and fundraising, three (3) years’ of development work experience in non-profit organizations preferred. Proven success in face to face solicitation, in managing a large donor portfolio, and in providing excellent service to donors. Established network of contacts in Catholic Community a plus. Knowledge of principles of fund raising. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Evening and weekend work required. Valid driver’s license and car insurance and ability to drive on roads, highways, toll ways, and freeways throughout all counties Catholic Charities serves from Galveston to Richmond, TX.
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