Aug 15, 2018

Director of Stewardship and Development

  • Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
  • 9900 East 191st Street, Noblesville, IN, USA
Full time Business Development Finance Fundraising Management

Job Description

Job Title: Director of Stewardship and Development
Supervised by: Pastor
FLSA Status: Exempt


DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION
Responsible for planning, implementing, directing and evaluating the overall Stewardship programs for the parish and its ministries. The Director of Stewardship and Development educates, invites and inspires parishioners to practice a stewardship way of life, an expression of discipleship, by sharing their Time, Talent, and Treasure with the focus on fulfilling the mission statement of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.


AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
 Plan and coordinate the annual stewardship (Time, Talent, and Treasure) program. E.g., Fruitful Harvest Campaign, and The Legacy Society.
 Establish clear and measurable and attainable goals.
 Coordinate marketing and communication efforts, including but not limited to newsletters,
promotional activities, community relations, and other related stewardship efforts.
 Coordinate and help supervise appropriate parish volunteers.
 Cultivate donor relationships at all levels and work to raise the giving levels of all donors.
 Direct acknowledgement and recognition activities for donors and volunteers.
 Develop, recruit, organize, and train members of the Stewardship Committee to educate the parishioners on the importance of stewardship.
 Reach out and re-engage with former and inactive parishioners.
 Collaborate with the director of the school development office.
 Develop new stewardship programs to increase parishioner time, talent, and treasure sharing.
 Assess and track parishioner involvement in ministries; monitor follow-up to ensure that leaders are contacting those parishioners who indicated that they were interested in becoming involved in their ministry.
 Implement and strengthens a system for effective communication and cooperation between ministries.
 Assure that databases are properly managed and current.
 Lead third-source funding programs including grants, bequest, endowments, and local business support.
 Regularly perform needs/trends analysis and make projections for future giving.
 Preparation and analysis of reports as required.
 Other duties as assigned by the Pastor or as the need arises.
 Compliance with diocesan stewardship.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION
Essential: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or its equivalent in experience, with three or more years of experience in stewardship development.
Desirable: Advanced degree in a related field.

EXPERIENCE
Essential: Three or more years of successful experience in stewardship, development, alumni relations, event planning and/or donor relations. At least one year in a supervisory role.

OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED
 Demonstrated ability to guide, direct, motivate and manage others in a collaborative manner.
 Understanding of Stewardship and its elements.
 Be a practicing Catholic in good standing.
 Must have knowledge of the teaching of the Catholic Church, a familiarity with its structures,
functions and institutions.
 Be able to demonstrate practicing stewardship as a way of life.
 Have knowledge, ability, and skill to effectively utilize computer, various software and other office
equipment as needed.
 High level of independent thought and initiative as needed.
 Work independently and be flexible in a changing environment.
 Solid interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
 Handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet all deadlines.
 Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion.
 Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under pressure.
 Ability to assume leadership and responsibility

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to feel objects with tools or controls, climb stairs, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.
 The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 20 pounds.
 Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
 Most work is done in a normal office setting
 Some variance from regular office hours may be necessary to fulfill responsibilities of the office.
 Exposure to moderate noise levels such as fire alarm
 Valid driver’s license
 Personal vehicle insurance
 Our Lady of Grace is a smoke free facility
 Frequent interruptions
 Travel required as needed.


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