Job Opportunity

Development Officer

Department:

Parish and Community Services

Reports To:

PCS Sr. Director and Business Development Manager

Position Summary:

The Development Officer’s (D.O.) primary responsibility is to fundraise. Constituents include Catholic groups such as parishes, schools and related organizations. The D.O. is responsible to meet fundraising and engagement goals established by PCS Mgmt. team. This is to be done through effective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, and documentation of the same. Development Officers provide support in the areas of Box of Joy ministry, Food Packing Events, parish and school initiatives, event fundraising, community engagement and project support through parishes, organizations and schools.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for prospecting donors/groups that result in achieving fundraising goal
  • Comfortable with virtual selling and selling strategies to accelerate prospecting and generate fundraising
  • Monthly Travel required
  • Assist Director, PCS Managers and Development team to develop and implement programs to support initiatives
  • Represent the department in meetings, conference, events where necessary
  • Responsible for the cultivation and management of donors/groups – some existing donors and others with identified potential – with the goal of increasing financial support through regular communications (phone calls, emails, blogs, and written correspondence)
  • Manage the identification, evaluation, and cultivation of prospects, and assist in the stewardship plan of donors once they have made a commitment
  • Meet or exceed the expected level of activity each week and month, e., number of calls, asks, personal correspondence, etc
  • Uphold established department protocols related to donor records, including documenting interactions with parishes, schools, and groups
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Require/Preferred:

  • Proven experience/success in fundraising or sales
  • Demonstrated high level of people skills, written and verbal communications skills, detail orientation, leadership and delegation abilities, organization, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, including comfort, energy and poise in public speaking
  • A sound working knowledge of fundraising principles
  • Possess understanding and knowledge of the Catholic Church and hierarchy
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to comprehend and effectively communicate CCO’s mission to donors
  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative in effectively prospecting, engaging and closing
  • Commitment to Christian-based fundraising
  • Commitment to professional ethics in working with highly confidential, sensitive information
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and resolve problems quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, in English, as well as superior interpersonal, organizational and motivational skills
  • Familiarity with donor/customer database management and online fundraising tools
  • Strong technical skills and proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Outlook and Data Systems
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically as required for meetings, donor visits and events
  • Ability to accompany donors and staff on international vision/mission trips to visit CCO projects in developing countries

Experience Requirements:

Minimum 5 years successful fundraising experience or sales experience with documented success outcome.

Characteristics:

Flexible, adaptable, results-oriented, highly organized, self-starter, creative, quick learner, positive attitude, proven team player

Education or Certification Requirements:

Associate’s degree (or commensurate fundraising/sales experience)

Application Process

Please submit your resume by email to HR@CrossCatholic.org and include the title of the position in the subject line. Please be sure to include a cover letter detailing your spiritual background.

Cross Catholic Outreach is a Christian ministry and provides excellent employee benefits. We are a Christian Humanitarian Aid Agency assisting the poorest of the poor around the world. Please visit our web site to learn more about the mission, vision, statement of faith and core values of our organization.