DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT DIOCESE OF STOCKTON
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
SCOPE AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
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)
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY: https://stocktondiocese.org/employment-opportunities
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