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Vice President of Development (Chief Advancement Officer)
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Date: September 28, 2017
Position Available: Vice President of Development
Position Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Department: Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., frequent evenings and weekends and extensive travel

Please apply online: https://www.franciscan.edu/hr/vpdevelopment/


For a Christian, work should never be just work. It should be a calling, a vocation, an integral part of what leads us to God. That’s the work that people find in their careers with Franciscan University where 92% of employees describe the culture as “special – something you don’t just find anywhere”.

By integrating faith and reason in the pursuit of truth, the University has grown from a small facility serving local veterans of World War II to a beautiful hillside campus and an educational institution recognized nationally and internationally for its programs, faculty, and graduates.

While the University has achieved a lot since its founding in 1946, we recognize that God is calling us to more. As such, the University has developed a new twenty-year vision to become the leading instrument for worldwide renewal in service to the Catholic Church. This vision requires the University to grow exponentially in order to reach more students, leaders, and disciples for Christ.

Development will play a key role in identifying and securing the financial resources necessary to fund the institution’s planned exponential growth. Therefore, we are looking for a mission driven, innovative, and results oriented leader to fill the role of Vice President of Development and to significantly increase the level of fundraising at the University. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for someone who desires to work for and with the Church, alongside like-minded women and men who share their values, to transform the culture in Christ.


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Development serves as the University’s chief fundraising official and is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional fund development programs to acquire the financial support necessary to fuel achievement of the University’s vision and continued growth. The Vice President of Development is responsible for leading and growing all fund development activities for the University, including: discovery, qualification, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts.


1. Creates and implements a strategic fundraising plan, focusing on implementing ‘best practices’ in processes and metrics to significantly increase the levels of sustainable, diversified fundraising dollars to the University. Develops and implements campaigns/programs to attract new individual and corporate/foundation donors while at the same time strengthening and leveraging the University’s current database of donors. Builds a foundation for elevating the current fundraising effort to a progressively higher level of sophistication and production required to fuel the University’s continued growth. Meets and exceed goals in all established fund-raising metrics.
2. Develops and deploys a cutting edge and integrated fundraising program (annual fund, major gifts, and planned giving) which is structured, disciplined, and organized to move donors along the giving continuum and focused on long-term relationships and empirical results.
3. Serves as a member of the senior management team, interacting closely with the President, and other leaders, inside and outside of the organization, with a particular focus on facilitating the alignment of the University’s donor’s philanthropic objectives with the University’s vision, strategies, and operational plans. Participates in institution-wide strategic planning, in the identification and assessment of fund-raising priorities, and in the execution of relevant programs, projects, and initiatives.
4. Exceeds personal fundraising goals through active engagement and management of a dynamic portfolio of high value donors and prospects, including personal cultivation, solicitation, closing of gifts, and stewardship.
5. Supports the President and Board Members in their development activities, managing engagement of prospects for major University priorities, providing research, and conferring on strategies.
6. Maintains collaborative partnerships with academic affairs, enrollment, athletics, student life, finance, marketing and communications, pastoral care and evangelization, and other campus units whose active participation and engagement is essential to an effective development program.
7. Serves as the staff liaison for University Board Committee on fund development, and maintains close working relationships with member of the Board of Trustees in establishing fundraising strategies and ensuring active participation by Board members.
8. Develops, maintains, and reports on key fundraising metrics. Ensures that the University has the capacity and infrastructure to generate accurate and up-to date donor and fund-raising data required for planning, program implementation, and evaluation of effectiveness.
9. Leads and develops a highly effective team of people who make successful and lasting contributions to the University’s mission. Motivates, trains, mentors, aligns and oversees designated Development staff while at the same time fostering an execution-oriented, accountable environment within Development. Maintains a positive and ethical work climate that is conducive to attracting and retaining highly competent and mission dedicated employees.

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University's needs.

Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:

Skills & Competencies

Technical Skills

• Familiarity and strength with various fund-raising platforms and an understanding of how to integrate those platforms with donor interests and trends in giving, such as online giving platforms, CRM platforms (Raiser’s Edge experience preferred), and crowd-funding platforms.
• Demonstrated background in developing traditional and digital marketing strategies specifically relate to fund-raising which drive donor interest, involvement, and investment.
• Experience in leveraging social media to drive awareness and donor interest, involvement, and investment.

Non-Technical Skills

• Must demonstrate strong commitment to the mission of Franciscan University, as a Catholic institution loyal to the magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church and as a community with a special devotion to St. Francis. Preference given to candidates willing and able to make the profession of faith and oath of fidelity to the Magisterium.
• Drive for results: Tenacious in pursuing goals and can be counted on to follow through on commitments and deliver results, displays a continuous appreciation for results and key indicators.
• Action oriented: Displays initiative, comfortable acting in the absence of clear direction, and has the ability to identify and address impediments to progress.
• Strategic thinking: Follows relevant trends and accurately anticipates future implications, clearly articulates credible views of threats and opportunities, develops effective strategies as well as workable implementation plans. Demonstrates creative and innovative vision, especially in addressing complex issues. Analyzes data in order to draw conclusions and identify cause and effect relationships to support decision making.
• Interpersonal Skills: Effectively uses both formal and informal means of communication and influence. Relates well to all people, inside and outside of the organization. Is adaptive to how different people think and function. Excellent listening skills, is naturally curious, and asks questions to gain a better understanding of people and their philanthropic objectives. At ease meeting new people. Thrives on building fruitful long-term relationships.
• Communication Skills: Clearly and effectively conveys information verbally. Organizes, expresses, and communicates ideas clearly in writing. Uses analogies, visuals, and other techniques to tailor communications to specific audiences. Comfortable speaking in front of large audiences and utilizes skill in presenting information, analysis, ideas and positions in a clear, succinct, accurate, and convincing manner.
• Project Management: Analyzes relevant information to plan a course of action, alerts appropriate parties of potential problems, anticipates obstacles and develops action plans, and tracks and communicates progress. Holds themselves and others accountable for achieving results with minimal supervision.
• Managerial courage: Doesn’t hesitate to take unpopular or non-traditional stand on a particular issue and is comfortable challenging the status quo, takes responsibility for one’s decisions – both good and bad.
• Decision quality: Has a knack for getting to the most critical or essential point in a situation or problem, while considering the various stakeholders and effectively involving others when necessary.
• Leadership: Creates a shared vision, inspires and encourages staff, communicates a clear direction, challenges the status quo, holds self and others accountable.

Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree is preferred – particularly within a field closely related to fundraising.
• Minimum of 15+ years overall experience in fundraising/sales/business development and management with 10+ years of senior-level fundraising experience required, preferably within higher education or faith-based non-profit arena, with a proven track record of consistently meeting and exceeding related goals.
• Proven track record of personally cultivating, closing, administering and stewarding significant major gifts from individuals, raising at least $2-4+ million annually is required.
• Demonstrated achievement in fundraising, including capital campaign experience, is required, preferably within higher education.
• Proven track record of providing strategic direction, leadership and operational management of a comprehensive development program, resulting in marked improvement in execution and revenue growth is required.
• Minimum of 10+ years of leadership experience in organizing, directing, motivating and evaluating other fundraising/development/sales professionals is required.
• Must possess demonstrated expertise in strategic planning and execution. Experience with the Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is preferred.

Certifications & Licenses

• Certified Fund Raising Executive or other similar fund raising management certificate is preferred.

Workplace Factors

• Willing to travel extensively.
• Weekend and evening work is frequently required.

Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information:

Candidates must submit a resume, a list of three references, and a cover letter which demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.

Please apply online: https://www.franciscan.edu/hr/vpdevelopment/

For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu

Director of Children's Ministry
Diocese of Orlando

The Diocese of Orlando is actively seeking a Director of Children's Ministry, an integral part of the Secretariat for Laity, Family, and Life which animates leadership, fosters mature discipleship, and promotes vibrant communities of faith. The primary aim of this position is to collaborate with secretariat leadership to support parish development and management of catechetical initiatives within the context of comprehensive, lifelong, and ongoing discipleship. In particular, this position provides specialized support for catechesis of children.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Collaborates with other Church leaders in service of the mission of the Diocese of Orlando.
Manages staff with a focus on Christ, bringing forth the Diocesan core values to encourage individual and team growth.
Works cooperatively with various personalities within the Catholic Church, facilitates good communication and is responsive to requests of others within a large, complex and diverse working environment.
Provides and/or conducts training sessions and organizational meetings for parish and those responsible for catechesis with children; assists in curriculum and resource needs; provides support sacrament preparation for first reception of Holy Communion and reconciliation.
Researches, develops, and implements policies, programs and best practices in children’s ministry, following the process of the Diocese of Orlando.
Provides information and/or initiates surveys that provide required statistical information on catechetical programs, as needed.
Analyzes needs/trends affecting children (and their family systems) within the broader perspective of catechetical formation and strategically uses this information to enhance catechesis with children throughout the Diocese of Orlando.
Promotes multi-faceted resources to advance the breadth of catechetical programming and approaches with children as prescribed in the catechetical directories so that parishes might impact people throughout all phases of life (i.e. child, emerging/young, middle- aged, senior-aged).
Assists, in collaboration with other members of the secretariat and diocesan curia, with catechetical matters pertaining to the sacramental formation.
Supports and collaborates with other members of the Secretariat for Laity, Family and Life, to offer all aspects of age-appropriate and/or community/family catechesis from a holistic perspective.
Provides project-planning, budget preparation and tracking, able to multitask.
Attends national, state, and local conferences as necessary and budget allots, with permission of the secretariat-head.
Performs other duties as may be assigned.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

Practice of the Catholic faith is required.
Master’s degree in theology, ministry, catechetics, or equivalent.
Five years practical parish-level ministry leadership experience.
Two years practical diocesan-level ministry leadership experience.
Appropriate English language speaking and writing ability for a person in an executive position.
Proficient in Spanish, preferred.
Able to quickly earn the confidence of those with whom this individual collaborates and coordinates information, including other secretariat heads, directors, members of various diocesan and parish committees, and clergy.
Knows and understands the Church’s catechetical documents, publications and multi-cultural dimensions and trends of catechesis.
Offers excellent interpersonal/relational skills; works collaboratively with others (including diverse people and personalities, including familiarity and comfortability with cross cultural training).

Contact Information:

Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to Ariana Jackson, Human Resources Manager, Diocese of Orlando: humanresources@orlandodiocese.org

Executive Director Ministry/Development
CARITAS For Children, Inc. (and Catholic Outreach)

Every day, we hear about people in need around the world, yet we struggle to find a tangible way to personally make a difference. Through CARITAS FOR CHILDREN we’ve found a way. And for those who join us, it’s a way flowing with joy and purpose.

CARITAS For Children is a Global Ministry looking for a passionate and dynamic Executive Director of Ministry/Development. We are a Catholic Lay Apostolate recognized as a Private Juridic Person within the Archdiocese of Chicago dedicated to developing relationships globally while impacting faith locally. At its core, CARITAS For Children provides financial assistance for the health, education, and general welfare of orphaned and disadvantaged children. This is done in partnership as part of the laity of the local Catholic Church and/ or Catholic religious communities throughout the world. CARITAS brings a future and hope to children who have been born into a cycle of extreme poverty while creating a Christ centered encounter with (caritas-loving) supporters.

The person filling this position will be Christ-centered, enthusiastic, an effective communicator in writing and speaking, a servant who disciples and teaches other Christians, and could be an experienced Catholic missionary religious or clergy. The most successful individual to build this position will never feel like it’s work, instead, you will feel like it’s your personal mission to serve God. If you have a natural and heart-felt charism for human communication, you will very easily help us grow awareness of this special caritas-love among our existing and prospective sponsors and caritas-loving families. This will lead you to easily help us grow our network of Communities of Caritas. This is more than just a job, it is truly a ministry of love and sharing with others. As you consider and pray about exploring this work consider this:

As our Director of Ministry Development, you will be responsible for expanding CARITAS For Children as a Catholic Lay Apostolate recognized by the Catholic Church and operating as an ever expanding resource for The New Evangelization. A deep, personal motivation and commitment to the virtues of the CARITAS ministry is essential. Your guiding light can be found at: 1 John 13:34-35.

  • You will use your dynamic personality to touch thousands of families through our volunteers, parishes, and sponsor families. Our evangelizing work collectively creates a deep understanding of God’s love for us, leading to the creation of the most heart-felt relationships possible with a child of God and our sponsors…globally.
  • You will be giving real hope and a future to thousands of children worldwide. This will make a lasting difference in their lives as well as to all those who they in turn will touch with their love showing a true and loving mercy through direct relationships with our sponsors.
  • You will grow Catholic faith-based relationships to better engage individuals and families with their parishes thereby implementing and expanding through your New Evangelization work.
  • You will work with the Executive Director of Caritas along with our developing team using your excellent talent, energy and knowledge to build, reinforce, and expand awareness of our ministry regionally and throughout the country. There are substantial plans for growing our Caritas-outreach which will require your help in a number of areas including: (most especially) fundraising, introducing people to CARITAS and into a Christ-Centered mission encounter, going around the country in person, digitally, and through the use of social media as well as other forms of data-based methods, to reach tens of thousands of people with a message you will develop and “preach” using all of our latest technology. You will create Communities of Caritas throughout the US and beyond.
  • You will raise awareness about CARITAS For Children and establish special relationships with Catholic communities of faith and Institutes, including Archdiocesan, Diocesan, parishes, schools, universities, retirement homes and others where individuals and families come to learn about God and live their lives.
  • You will represent CARITAS at all levels of local church leadership and should have a good working knowledge of the institutional Church.
  • You will serve the needs of all age groups with a good amount of special emphasis on young-adults, creating international long- and short-term mission trips, and you will be helping to form intentional disciples who will help us with their ever-expanding collaboration.
  • You will grow and equip domestic and international volunteers and trainers of volunteers as Advocates for Caritas.
Contact Information:

If this opportunity is of interest for you, please send a cover letter, resume and any other documents you wish to share, all in strict confidence. Please attach and email these to Christopher T. Hoar at cthoar@caritas.us. With gratitude for your time and interest.

Director of Communications
Diocese of Pueblo

The Diocese of Pueblo Chancery Office is seeking a Director of Communications. This is a full-time position that will support the pastoral ministry of the Bishop utilizing both traditional and new media, to broaden visibility of diocesan ministries, and the mission of the local Church.

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of internal and external communications strategies and plans. This includes outreach to the public through media relations and messaging to effectively convey and support the pastoral and administrative priorities of the Office of the Bishop, the mission of the diocese, and the teachings of the Church.

For a complete job description visit www.dioceseofpueblo.org.

Mission: Catholics of Southern Colorado: Missionary Disciples of Jesus Christ, evangelizing a diversity of cultures by proclaiming the Gospel, celebrating the Sacraments, and promoting Justice and Charity, in service to the people entrusted to our care.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees who work 30+ hours a week.
-Medical, Dental and Vision Package
-Employee directed 403(b) plan
-Vacation time
-Sick time

Contact Information:

To apply send an application and letter of interest to jdeyoung@dioceseofpueblo.org or Diocese of Pueblo Human Resources Office 101 N.Greenwood Street Pueblo, CO 81003

Regional Marketing Manager (Northwest Region)

LOCATION: Territory including UT, WY, SD, ND, ID, WA, OR, MT

GENERAL SUMMARY: Manages the acquisition, retention and promotional activities needed to market all of the network’s media to affiliated and non-affiliated media outlets (i.e. distributors such as cable television operators, television and radio broadcast stations, direct-to-home satellite providers, telephone companies, etc.), Church members and leadership, volunteers and the general public.


  • Develops and maintains strong ongoing relationships with Church leadership, diocesan staff, and volunteer leaders through regular visits and communications to assist the network’s marketing efforts to expand consumer awareness of EWTN.
  • Develops and maintains strong ongoing relationships with affiliated and non-affiliated industry contacts and expands network distribution and awareness through regular visits and communications.
  • Develops and maintains strong ongoing relationships with EWTN Radio affiliates to enhance awareness through regular visits and communications.
  • Effectively communicates essential information related to the network at large grassroots events including, but not limited to, Catholic conferences, pro-life events and organized parish functions.
  • Develops and proposes to Director of Marketing, North America marketing plans for assigned territory and specific accounts, then implements these plans within specific deadlines. This includes coordinating with the Network’s corporate marketing department the execution of proactive campaigns to build awareness of network programming among potential viewers in conjunction with affiliated distributors, Church leaders, volunteers, and local media, where appropriate.
  • Receives and answers in a timely and professional manner all communications from industry contacts, Church leaders, co-workers, volunteers, viewers, and members of the general public. This includes shipping appropriate information and marketing materials to all inquiring parties as directed.
  • Submits required weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports concerning territory as well as pre-trip, post-trip, and expense reports by assigned deadlines. These reports will include required information necessary for the network to maintain current and accurate databases.
  • Travels as required to attend assigned trade shows, perform employee-training sessions, speak to parish congregations after weekend Masses, participate in periodic staff meetings, meet with affiliated and nonaffiliated industry contacts, radio affiliates, volunteers and Church leaders. This will require frequent travel during day and evening hours, as well as many weekends, and requires coordination of all necessary logistical details for trade shows and conferences with Marketing Support staff.
  • Maintains current and accurate files on correspondence and information relevant to the work of the network.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the personnel, structure, and decision-making process of the companies within assigned territory as well as ongoing developments in the communications industry’s technology, ownership, regulations, and competitors.
  • Maintains a current level of understanding of the Catholic Church and organizations willing to assist in marketing the network.
  • Organizes and coordinates the execution of all launch-related tasks with Marketing Support staff.
  • Monitors office and marketing material supplies to ensure adequate inventory.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 5 years recent experience in marketing, sales, management, customer service, public relations, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the communications industry (TV, Radio & Digital media) and hierarchy of the Catholic Church.
  • Ability to organize tasks, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work independently, research information, analyze problems and select proper action.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, written and public speaking skills, including professional tact and courtesy when meeting, talking on the telephone and corresponding via electronic communication.
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to speak effectively to a large number of attendees at various events.
  • Proactive individual with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • A practicing Catholic in the full communion with the Catholic Church.
  • The ability to travel (via automobile & air) as much as 40% monthly with overnight and periodic weekend stays as required.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Must be organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Valid driver’s license and passport
  • Ability to lift, move and transport boxes up to 50 pounds. This includes the ability to erect, disassemble and pack trade show displays.


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.
  • Awareness of and ability to navigate social media tools.


  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Communications or related field
Contact Information:

Résumés & cover letter including salary requirements should be e-mailed to: humanresources@ewtn.com

To learn more about EWTN and our mission, please visit our website at www.ewtn.com.

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