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.