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(Full-time, Exempt)

Position Title: Director of Development

Reports to: Moderator of the Curia, Vicar General

Location: Stockton, CA

Organization: The Diocese of Stockton


SUPERVISOR: Vicar General

PURPOSE: This position directs the planning and implementation of all Diocesan Development fundraising plans and programs. Incumbent oversees the development and implementation of Capital Campaigns, Annual Campaigns, Bishop’s Ministry Appeal, Major Gift, Endowment, Grant writing, Seminarian Education, Priest Retirement and School Fundraising Initiatives and Planned Giving programs. Responsible for print and digital development communications and special events. Incumbent also oversees the planning and implementation of major special events and fund raising dinners. Manages a development team consisting of an Associate Director of Development, Development Database Coordinator and Data Entry Staff. The Director of Development raises the funds necessary to support diocesan ministries and initiatives.

CONTEXT: The incumbent must have a willingness and ability to support the Mission of the Universal and Local Roman Catholic Church.

THE OPPORTUNITY: The Diocese of Stockton is seeking a passionate and dynamic individual to lead the fundraising, advancement and stewardship efforts for the Roman Catholic Church with parishes in the following counties: Alpine, Calaveras, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne. This is an engaging and challenging opportunity to expand on the good work to further expand the financial stability of the diocese and help transform the way the Church engages and evangelizes with its donors through diocesan ministries and initiatives. The Director of Development will need to inspire philanthropy and goodwill and facilitate prayerful giving for the Kingdom of God, that promotes the Gospel, transforms lives and glorifies God through evangelization. Office of Human Resource 0719


The Director of Development plays a key role in fundraising. Together with the Pastoral Center Leadership Team, with staff and Boards, this position helps the Diocese of Stockton fulfill its mission. The Director of Development oversees and leads the day to day activities of the team and inspires, motivates and stewards the relationships of the faithful to support the initiatives of the Bishop.

1. Collaborates with the Bishop and Vicar General on all designated Diocesan leaders to create a strategic plan for fund development and fundraising priorities. Incumbent completes this assuring a Catholic theology of giving (i.e. Stewardship) permeates all development plans.

2. Oversees the implementation of the Bishop’s Ministry Appeal, Parish Offertory Programs etc. Incumbent determines annual theme, meets with pastors to review goals, prepares and distributes materials, trains parish leaders, and collaborates with the Finance office to assure contributions are received and recorded.

3. Oversees and coordinates the development of Stewardship programs in Diocesan parishes and schools. Incumbent educates and trains parish and school leaders in the theology and philosophy of Stewardship and serves as a professional resource to implement this program throughout the parishes and schools.

4. Identifies major gift prospects. Incumbent works with donors capable of major financial gifts, cultivates relationships, and recommends opportunities for contributions. Incumbent schedules major gift appointments for the Bishop or other designated diocesan leaders, and assists the Bishop with major gift calls. Coordinates follow-up and on-going communication with major gift donors. Manages a portfolio of major gift donors and solicits and secures support for diocesan initiatives such as Priest Retirement, Seminarian Education and Bishop’s highest priorities.

5. Manages the Diocesan Capital Campaign. Incumbent oversees the process to choose consultants and works with consultants to complete a needs assessment, identify Campaign priorities, and implement the different phases of the Campaign. Develops approved list of consultants parishes can use for their capital campaigns.

6. Oversees the development and implementation of the diocesan Planned Giving Program. Recruits diocesan-wide Planned Giving committee and develops 5 yr. plan for planned giving. Incumbent identifies and initiates contact with persons with potential estate gifts. Assures systems are in place to support the legal, tax, and financial requirements for assisting donors and receiving gifts.

7. Oversees the development of an “Parish Offertory Program” campaign. Develops strategy, identifies consultant(s), and manages information meetings on this program.

8. Advises the Schools Office, SEEDS Board and other auxiliary boards on development.

9. Prepares an annual report for all Development programs that confirms the mission, goals and objectives and confirms contributions received by donors.

10. Oversees the planning and organization of on-going donor recognition efforts and events. Manages an annual Bishop’s Awards Dinner. Coordinates logistics of other recognition events for donors, including breakfasts, liturgies, and other social/spiritual occasions.

11. Supervises assistant development director. Incumbent hires, trains, supports, evaluates. Incumbent also prepares and monitors an annual office budget.

12. Maintains a current level of knowledge and skills required to effectively serve in this position. This is accomplished by participation or membership in appropriate local, regional, or national professional associations, by attending workshops or classes, by networking with diocesan colleagues, and through subscriptions to appropriate publications.


1. Registered member of Catholic parish faith community. Serves with integrity, confidentiality and professional demeanor through a collaborative effort.

2. Commitment to the ecclesial vision and mission of the Roman Catholic Church.

3. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Communications, Public Relations, or related field.

4. 8 years demonstrated successful experience in fund development and fundraising, a minimum of five years successfully managing teams.

5. Commitment to the principles of Stewardship as articulated in a Catholic theology of giving.

6. Demonstrated successful experience planning and implementing major special events and project management. Demonstrated patterns of previous success in team development and revenue generation and growth.

7. Understanding of and ability to implement a Planned Giving program.

8. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Data analytics skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and familiarity with fundraising databases and/or applicable CRM systems; Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge is preferred.

9. Ability to serve as public spokesperson for the Bishop and the Diocese.

10. Valid California Drivers’ license

11. Trade association membership and professional certifications are a plus; such as CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Professional)



United Samaritans Foundation Executive Director

United Samaritans Foundation


Job Title:                               Executive Director


Reports To:                           USF Board of Directors


Job Classification:                Full-time, Exempt                            


General Function:


The Executive Director under the guidance of the Board of Directors is responsible to provide leadership and oversight of the entire organization, its employees and properties in its various aspects with special emphasis on fundraising, community advocacy and management of USF programs. Through supervision of staff and coordination with the Board of Directors, to ensure that the agency’s mission, To deliver food to people in need in Stanislaus County and facilitate the provision of services to assist them in transition to a better quality of life, is carried out.  The ED is a generalist in the field of non-profits and most importantly is committed to the mission of the organization.


Job Duties                                                                                                                 



Oversees all three sites and manages issues relating to building and equipment maintenance, and repairs. This includes all required inspections and services necessary to meet health and fire safety regulations.


  • Direct annual maintenance inspections of all sites
  • Oversee and schedule the necessary maintenance and repairs
  • Oversee completion of necessary paper work for property tax exemptions
  • Administer safety program


Responsible for all rental property including lease agreement, building maintenance, master leases and repairs.

  • Annual maintenance inspections of all sites
  • Oversee and schedule the necessary maintenance and repairs
  • Oversee the review of leases and renewal of leases
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with all tenants


Human Resources:

  • Comply with applicable laws and agency policies concerning personnel and human resource management
  • Collaborate with the personnel committee on employee compensation, job classifications, salary range, employee policies and procedures and employee handbook
  • Evaluate and update job descriptions
  • Implement policies and procedures
  • Maintain personnel files
  • Maintain high staff morale, high staff satisfaction and high staff retention.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise and recognize all staff
  • Provide opportunities for and encourage staff and team growth and development by identifying performance standards in writing annually, and conducting Work Performance  reviews
  • Employee evaluations
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Approve and schedule time off for staff
  • Resolve employee issues
  • Attend workshops to stay current on labor laws and regulations
  • Facilitate training of new employees in their job duties
  • Staff appreciation
  • Volunteer acknowledgements



  • Administer safety program with staff safety meetings
  • Direct Safety Officer to conduct safety inspections at all sites
  • Oversee staff training through the Director of Operations in forklift and kitchen safety
  • Provide Safety Manual and MDS binder fort all sites
  • Provide Preventing Sexual Harassment training for staff
  • Provide Supervisors with mandatory Preventing Sexual Harassment training
  • Stay current on OSHA regulations


Food / Supplies

  • Coordinate with Director of Operations on the purchasing, storage and distribution of all food, supplies and misc.
  • Coordinate with Director of Operations on obtaining in-kind supplies and food stuff



Oversee the accounting and financial needs of USF with the Finance Director

  • Create and implement the yearly budget for USF
  • Approve all expenditures
  • Receive all monetary donations
  • Oversee the deposit and acknowledgement process for monetary donations
  • Oversee the acknowledgement process for in-kind donations
  • Oversee grant applications, tracking, and reporting
  • Participate in grant presentations and auditing
  • Assist in applying for community grants
  • Oversee the payroll process   
  • Review time cards
  • Approve all payroll checks
  • Distribute payroll


Fund Development:

  • Work with Fund Development Manager – approve and assist in promotions and fundraising activities.
  • Legacy of Hope - actively participate on the committee and promotion of event and recruit new sponsors for the event
  • Seek out new sources of funding and in-kind donations
  • Research for new grants


Public Relations:

  • Participate in community events
  • Attend various meetings to promote USF
  • Coordinate outside events
  • Presentations to service organizations to solicit funds, in-kind donations and volunteers   
  • Provide tours of USF to community groups and individuals
  • Create ads for promotion of USF in magazines and newspapers
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with our neighbors


Community Involvement:

Work in collaboration with listed agencies as well as the cities and communities USF work in, to promote and provide services in conjunction to the USF mission

                        We Care

                        Community Service Agency

                        Turlock Chamber of Commerce

                        Hughson Chamber of Commerce

                        Turlock Collaborative

                        Continuum of Care                

                        Turlock Together

                        Turlock Family Resource

                        Salvation Army

                        Turlock Gospel Mission

                        Community Housing and Shelter Services

                        Hughson and Patterson Family Resource Center



Required Skills & Experience

BA degree in a related field or equivalent experience 



Problem solving skills in relation to program operations and personnel management

Conflict resolution between staff and/or with clients


How To Apply

Fax resumé with cover letter to:
USF Board President at 209.572.6090