Feb 15, 2024

Director of Development

  • Catholic Mission Trips, Inc.
  • Remote
Full time Fundraising

Job Description

Are you looking for a way to use your gifts to glorify God, bring souls to Christ, and help those in need? Catholic Mission Trips, Inc. (CMT) is looking for an individual who is passionate about getting everyone involved in CMT's vision and mission. Catholic Mission Trips, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 equipping Catholics with the call to be missionary disciples. We offer short-term foreign and domestic mission trips for youth groups, college students, and families to serve the poor and rebuild communities in need. The Mission Partner Specialist shares the work and mission of CMT with individuals and invites them to join us as mission partners through monthly contributions. The ideal candidate will have fundraising or sales experience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to meet goals and deadlines. 

Compensation Package:

  • Year 1: $72,000 base

  • Fundraising Bonuses 

    • 10% on funds raised between $120K and $1M

    • 5% on any funds raised over $1M

  • Healthcare or other benefits not provided

Responsibilities:

  • Complete the Support Raising Solutions (SRS) Foundations online course and attend SRS Bootcamp.

  • Identify potential mission partners from communities, parishes, dioceses, businesses, organizations, and corporations to develop a philanthropic relationship.

  • Build and maintain mission partner relationships.

    • Make approximately 50 phone contacts a week.

    • Conduct at least ten face-to-face appointments a week with new potential mission partners, with the expectation of soliciting a minimum gift of $100/month

    • Some examples of potential mission partners include but are not limited to:

      • Individuals

      • Married Couples

      • Pastors

      • Religious Groups (e.g., Knights of Columbus, ACTS, etc.)

      • Business Leaders

    • Follow up with all potential mission partners by phone, email, and text

    • Write and send thank you cards to every mission partner

    • Create, design, and send quarterly newsletters and annual reports to CMT mission partners

    • Ask current mission partners to recommit and increase donation amount once a year

  • Submit weekly Accountability Report (AR) and call the Executive Director to discuss performance, strategy, and goals

  • Attend and give 5-minute reports at monthly staff meetings, first Monday of each month, 8:30 pm EST

  • Prepare and present quarterly reports on fundraising activities to the Board of Directors

  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This is a non-management position. However, strong leadership abilities are desired for various responsibilities within this position.

  • Become a Certified Support Raising Coach

    • Prerequisites: complete SRS Foundations, attend SRS Bootcamp and achieve fully-funded status.

  • Train seasonal staff in fundraising 

  • Coach seasonal staff

    • Assess weekly Accountability Reports

    • Discuss performance, strategy, and goals

    • Attend Ask meetings as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Finance, Accounting, or related field preferred

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification preferred

  • Proficiency with Google for Nonprofits or Office Suite, customer relationship management (CRM) software, posting on WordPress and social media

  • Five years of fundraising or sales experience preferred

  • Ability to work independently, as a team leader, and as a team player

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Passion for mission work, youth ministry, and the Catholic Church

Fundraising Goals and Expectations:

This position is a standard 40-hour work week. Work schedules may vary due to lunch/dinner appointments with potential mission partners. CMT Staff should be rooted in daily prayer, with Morning, Evening, Night Prayer, Mass, and Holy Hour as part of their regular schedule.

  • Raise at least 50% of your salary in the first three months. $36,000

  • Raise at least $75,000 by the end of  month 6

  • Raise $120,000 in the first year

  • 50 phone contacts per week

  • Ten face-to-face appointments per week

  • Weekly AR review with the Executive Director

How to Apply:

Interested Candidates should fill out an online application and submit a cover letter and resume by email to Stephany Head, Program Director, at stephany@catholicmissiontrips.net.

Please place “Director of Development” Position” as the subject line.


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