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Company / Organization: Catholic Diocese of Dallas
Position Title: Director of Advancement
Job Location: Dallas, Texas
Application Deadline: Not Specified
Contact Information and
Application Instructions:

Director of Advancement

Reports to Chief Operating Officer

To apply

Email resume to Chief Human Resources Officer:

Minimum Qualifications:

General Summary of the Position

Directs, plans, organizes, implements and evaluates all philanthropic activities for the support and benefit of the organizations comprising the Diocese of Dallas. Responsible for grant applications, management of fund-raising programs and the establishment of organizational endowments.  Ensures all activities are conducted in support of the mission, philosophy and values of the Diocese.  

The components of the Development Office include the administration and sourcing of funds through Diocesan capital campaigns, the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, the HALO Invitational Golf Tournament, and the planned giving program. Develops advancement principles and policies with the various diocesan entities. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

• Develops and maintains a clear understanding of the fundraising priorities of the Diocese
• Manages daily operational standards, procedures and responsibilities for all Diocesan capital campaigns, annual appeals and the golf tournament
• Works closely with the Business Office to insure adherence to all audit standards
• Develops and implements a strategic plan for all diocesan advancement initiatives
• Acts as a fundraising and grantsmanship consultant to pastors, boards, principals, presidents and directors as needed
• Develops appropriate advancement principles
• Identifies, engages, cultivates, and solicits prospective donors
• Seeks philanthropic support through: annual giving, direct mail, memorials, grants, special events, capital campaigns, and planned giving programs
• Serves as a resource to local estate and tax professionals for consultation in the areas of planned giving
• Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of fundraising programs
• Reviews and recommends all fundraising activities for the Diocese
• Participates in public relations activities with various groups to encourage their support
• Works with groups such as advisory groups and boards for planning, organizing and evaluating programs for which funds are needed
• Establishes and maintains high visibility in the Diocese and community at large,
• in order to promote and to be associated with the office of Development and Grantsmanship
• Works with staff of diocesan organizations to develop fundraising and grantsmanship techniques
• Monitors and acts in response to activities at the local, state and federal level which may affect fundraising programs or the not-for-profit status of the Diocese.
• Prepares and obtains approval for an annual budget that is based on specific annual goals. 
• Selects appropriate staff and manages human capital in a manner which ensures maximum utilization and creates a sense of respect and loyalty: manages financial resources prudently and effectively: plans and organizes all tasks and resources in a manner which results in achievement of strategic goals and objectives 
• Oversees the Bishop’s Annual Appeal and the HALO Invitational Golf Tournament

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to forge relationships by use of strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to lead and manage change
• Strong sense of purpose and vision
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Must have the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine a proper course of action
• Ability to ask prospective donors for their support and handle multiple opportunities successfully

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in management, marketing or other related fields; Master’s degree and/or CFRE designation, a plus
• Eight to ten years of top advancement experience; including 3 – 5 years as a front-line major gift officer
• Working knowledge of data retrieval and analysis; optimizing the fundraising potential within the Diocese’s donor database
• Expert knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, standards and solicitation strategies
• Experience in the use of personal computer and related Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access; Blackbaud product experience, a plus


Special Requirements:

• Ability to work additional and flexible hours
• Practicing Catholic
• Ability to tell a story, frame the need and make a compelling request

Date Posted: 1/14/2020