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Director of Development, Texas Region
Catholic Extension

Catholic Extension
Director of Development, Texas Region 
Austin, Texas (other locations in the region will be selectively considered)

Catholic Extension seeks candidates for Director of Development for the Texas Region. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Development, the Director of Development will join a 25-person Development Department, which includes eight gift officers who focus on major and planned giving and are each responsible for a geographic region of the country. Ideally, the Director of Development for the Texas Region will be based in Catholic Extension’s regional office in Austin, Texas. However, Catholic Extension is interested in identifying the best candidates and will selectively consider other Texas locations for the bases of operations.

The Director of Development will work in collaboration with the Assistant Vice President of Development and Vice President of Development, as well as with other colleagues in senior administration and in the Development Department, to advance Catholic Extension’s major gifts presence in Texas. The Director of Development must be a collaborative member of the Development Department but must also exercise a high level of entrepreneurism and self-direction to help grow major gift activity within the region. The Director of Development will work collaboratively with members of Catholic Extension’s Board of Governors, as well as with local, regional, and national Catholic institutions and other partners to leverage their respective networks and to devise new fundraising strategies and programs.

Required qualifications and experience: commitment to and passion for the mission of Catholic Extension; commitment to and understanding of the mission and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church; bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree and fundraising certification preferred; minimum of eight years of post-college work experience and at least six years of frontline major gifts fundraising experience, with proficiency working with gifts of five-figures and above (or equivalent combinations) from both defined and undefined constituencies, including cultivation through closing and stewardship; experience managing a fundraising territory for a mid to large-size nonprofit organization is preferred; demonstrated ability to think strategically about moving individuals across the spectrum of prospect development, culminating in significant solicitations appropriate to the donor as well as organizational priorities; knowledge of the players, strategies, and trends in giving within the major philanthropic communities across Texas, and demonstrated fundraising success therein; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process; experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers, and an appreciation for their role in building an effective fundraising network; ability to travel up to 25 percent of the time.

Contact Information:

Catholic Extension has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director
Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy
Diversified Search
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

TechWatch Staff Writer
Media Research Center

Monitor social media censorship of conservatives and provide daily stories on issues that drive traffic to the web site. Assist in doing research for internal policy analysis. Attend tech events representing the MRC.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide daily content to NewsBusters.org
Monitor social media outlets – generally Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Instagram, and others — for bias against conservatives and for major tech statements impacting the right.
Attend newsmaker events in Washington, D.C. area pertinent to the censorship project mission
Produce some video to go with stories.
Assist in doing research for internal policy analysis.

Required Experience & Education:

Journalism training or journalism experience
4-year college degree
1-3 years professional experience
Performance & Success Metrics:
Break news
Write stories that go viral or get lots of web shares
Write daily stories as well as longer-term projects.
Monitor social media and tech media daily for story ideas.

Personality Profile:

Strong news judgment.
Multimedia skills – embedding video and audio into stories
Must have a strong understanding of social media and tech/tech policy – Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter and more.
Must be an active user of social media.
Deadline-oriented

Contact Information:

Media Research Center
1900 Campus Commons Dr.
Suite 600
Reston, VA 20191

Chapter Development Officer
Legatus

Legatus is a national organization of Catholic business executives and their spouses who are committed to studying, living, and spreading the Catholic faith. We are currently conducting a search for a Chapter Development Officer (CDO). The CDO manages the process of establishing new chapters within designated regions of the country. The position requires travel Tuesday-Friday and candidates must be practicing Catholics who are passionate about their faith, exhibit excellent communication and organizational skills, and work well in a detail-oriented, professional environment.

Responsibilities:
The main responsibility is to call on Catholic business executives to introduce them to the organization, invite them to membership and manage the application process. A detailed outline of the process shall be shared with the candidates after application.

The second main responsibility is to establish the organizational structure that a developing chapter requires to become a fully chartered Legatus chapter. In addition to establishing an initial core group of leaders, this includes hiring, training and managing a part-time Chapter Administrator who supports the leaders and eventual chapter officers, and who is responsible for all administrative duties and event coordination and assists in program planning, prospecting and member retention.

Qualifications:
The qualified candidate will have a bachelor's degree, at least two years of sales experience - preferably in a service industry or in selling of memberships - as well as organizational development experience in fields such as general non-profit management, Christian (ideally Catholic) programming, parish or diocesan administration, ministerial outreach, alumni association management or donor relations.

The ideal candidate will have experience with a regional or national member-driven organization with a background in member recruitment, volunteer training, public speaking, board guidance and utilizing a robust CRM system.

Key Competencies
• Knowledge of and loyalty to the teachings of the Catholic Church
• Servant leader mentality
• High degree of professionalism, resourcefulness and integrity
• Ability to adapt to a wide variety of situations
• Positive, optimistic and willing attitude
• Excellent communication skills
• Client service mentality
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Physical Requirements
• Air and automobile travel is required
• Working from home is required
• Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
• Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards

Benefits and Incentives
• Incentive plan for bonuses based on the growth within developing chapters
• Benefits plan includes a matching 401(k) and excellent medical, vision and dental coverage

Contact Information:

Forward cover letter and resume to Nancy Haskell at nhaskell@legatus.org

Director of Music Ministries
Our Mother of Sorrows

About the Director of Music Ministries role:

The Director of Music Ministries at Our Mother of Sorrows will be a passionate person who has a heart of worship and a desire to lead the Music Ministry as it continues to grow and expand in all dimensions. The ideal person will be gifted with a dynamic and versatile musical talent as well as an enthusiasm to enhance the prayerfulness of this faith community with vibrant and engaging music. He or she will be a faith-filled leader as we "make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”

The Director of Music Ministries will:

-Develop vision and plan for growth of the Music Ministry
-Provide oversight of all aspects of the Music Ministry
-Provide accompaniment for weekend Masses
-Direct, rehearse, and manage the choir
-Collaborate with the contemporary praise band
-Oversee scheduling and ongoing training of cantors
-Coordinate music selections with liturgy and message
-Coordinate and/or lead worship as necessary
-Assist in addressing sound system needs
-Be available to play weddings and funerals if needed
-Collaborate with staff on special projects as needed

What you bring:

Education:
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree - a concentration in music or a similar field is a great bonus but not a requirement.

Experience:
The ideal candidate will have two years or more of ministry experience or music leadership experience. He will also be proficient on the piano and keys. Experience playing the guitar and/or organ are preferred, but not a requirement.

Personal Characteristics:
-Possess a strong sense of faith, a commitment to personal growth and development, and an active involvement in the life of the parish, whether Catholic or not.
-Show a willingness and ability to support and engage in the faith community and the congregation, especially in music style. At the same time, the ideal candidate will be influential and encouraging in expanding the musical horizons of the congregation.
-Be knowledgeable about a variety of musical styles, and have the ability to teach these varying styles to music groups and ministries.
-Be an effective interpersonal communicator and highly skilled in speaking, teaching, and writing.
-Possess the ability to cast vision and strategically move the Music Ministry in new directions and to higher levels of excellence.
-Show strong and graceful leadership with the church and congregation through change, and be an advocate for the church and the Music Ministry when changes are necessary, even amidst pushback.
-Possess a high level of technical talent.

Contact Information:

To apply, please visit https://www.vanderbloemen.com/jobs/our-mother-of-sorrows-director-of-music-ministries and scroll down until you see "Become a Candidate." Click the icon and follow the steps to submit your application.

Please contact timber@vanderbloemen.com with any questions.

VOCATION COORDINATOR
Franciscan Friars of the Atonement

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement is a Catholic religious community with social, ecumenical, and pastoral ministries, headquartered in Garrison, NY. Since its inception in 1898, reconciliation through the Franciscan spirit of atonement—the unity of men and women with God and with one another—has been the mission of the Friars' work and ministries to people of every race, religion, and walk of life.

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement is currently seeking a Vocation Coordinator, reporting to the Minister General and Council, to facilitate, recruit and coordinate vocations for the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.

Key Credentials:
• Awareness and sensitivity in multi-cultural environments, relating respectfully with a diversity of persons, age groups and cultures.
• Demonstrated commitment to personal life-long faith formation, personal and professional growth.
• Recruitment experience, computer, organizational and social media literacy is required.
• Some theological education and pastoral experience, with prior vocational experience preferred.

What We Offer:
We are committed to providing training opportunities and educational support that allows our team members to achieve the very highest levels of professionalism and open the door to increased opportunities for future career growth. In addition, we offer competitive compensation, medical and dental insurance, health reimbursement account, 403(b) and paid time-off.

We are more than just an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically celebrate the powerful and profound diversity of our team.

Visit us at: https://www.atonementfriars.org

Contact Information:

Interested candidates may apply by forwarding a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: HR@AtonementFriars.org
Please indicate “Vocation Coordinator” in the subject line

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