May 13, 2021

Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation

  • Diocese of Springfield
  • 65 Elliot Street, Springfield, MA, USA
Full time Fundraising

Job Description

  • Work with the Bishop of Springfield, the Foundation Board, and the Chief Finance Officer to set the priorities and strategic direction for the Foundation and the diocese.
  • Plan, design, implement and manage a comprehensive development strategy consistent with diocesan initiatives in order to secure financial support necessary to carry out the ministry of the Church in the Diocese of Springfield.
  • Oversee the organizational structure, supervise professional and support staff and service offerings of the Foundation.
  • Work closely with the Bishop, the Foundation Board and the Chief Finance Officer annually to create and update a three-to-five-year business plan and an annual operating budget.
  • Develop and implement a systematic process for donor engagement, recognition and stewardship cultivation. Report regularly to the Bishop and the Foundation Board on all development activities and opportunities for advancing the mission.
  • Grow the planned giving program for the benefit of the diocese and its parishes.
  • Coordinate the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gift relationships through present and deferred gifts to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support.
  • Ensure prompt and accurate gift processing and donor acknowledgment, stewardship and recognition of planned gifts.
  • Oversee gift acceptance and endowment spending policies established by the Foundation.
  • Consult with parishes, offering advice and counsel with respect to stewardship, training, offertory enhancement, capital campaigns and other development initiatives.
  • Direct submission of proposals for grant requests from foundations and corporations.
  • Keep current on trends in philanthropy and tax legislation affecting charitable giving.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with diocesan department chairs and ministry personnel, Pastors, parish staff, volunteers and parishioners.
  • Identify and maintain effective working relationships with related professionals such as attorneys, accountants, estate planners, trust officers, financial advisors, bankers, etc.

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