Position Title: Director of Philanthropy
Reports To: President
Description: Full Time Director of Philanthropy
Description: The St. John Paul II Foundation is a national Catholic apostolate proclaiming the Good News about life and family through education and formation. The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for development and fundraising efforts for the St. John Paul II Foundation with particular focus on the Foundation’s giving societies and major gift campaigns. The Director reports to the President and will work together with the President and other development department staff, with latitude granted for independent judgment and initiative.
Foundation’s Philosophy of Philanthropy: We believe that prospective and current donors are persons who deserve to be treated as persons. We emphasize the importance of cultivation, an apostolate of friendship, and “becoming an expert in the humanity” of the donor. Donors and prospective donors deserve to encounter a development director committed to extending the right invitation at the right time to the right donor. Cultivation and extending invitations to prospective donors requires boldness, patience, and persistence. It is essential that development activities encourage, rather than discourage, care for the soul, growth in faith, and deepening of family and professional life of the donor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor degree from an accredited university. Experience with fundraising, running annual fund drives, or major gift and capital campaigns. Alternatively, transferable experience and skills in business development, sales, or financial advising. Passion for the mission and ability to communicate that mission to prospective donors. Ability to secure grant support from Foundations and coordinating volunteers. Excellent skills in communication through the written and spoken word. High level of professionalism in working with Catholic Church officials, staff, and benefactors a must.
This position is located in the Greater Houston area. Some travel will be required. The ideal candidate will be in the area or willing to relocate. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest and resume to amy(at)forlifeandfamily.org. Only candidates selected for an interview will be notified.