Catholic Charities of Madison
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • Full Time


We are looking to hire a dynamic Director of Development and Communications to secure financial support for Catholic Charities and to be the driving force behind our marketing and development efforts. The Director of Development will set and achieve fundraising goals, maintain knowledge of fundraisers' interests, and cultivate relationships with stakeholders, potential donors, employees and volunteers. Must have a keen understanding of all areas of development including major gifts, donor development, events, direct mail campaigns, and keep up on new development trends.


The successful applicant will cultivate lasting relationships with donors and keep them informed on how their donations are impacting the programs at Catholic Charites. Preferred candidates will have an entrepreneurial spirit, be self-motived, have solid experience in building a strong, collaborative team, have natural leadership skills, excel at multi-tasking, and be passionate about our mission and programs.


Director of Development & Communications RESPONSIBILITIES:


Energized by working with and leveraging a Board of Directors to thoughtfully advance a culture of philanthropy. Collaborating with Board of Directors to create and implement fundraising plans
Leading the development team to create and implement digital fundraising strategies, fundraising events, and grant writing.


Working closely with our CEO, CFO, and Board of Directors to ensure they stay informed and knowledgeable of fundraising goals and progress.


Networking outside of Catholic Charities to identify and build relationships with new donors and cultivate relationships with existing donors .


Developing, mentoring, supporting, and managing the existing development team, consisting of our Grants Writer, Marketing Specialist, Fundraising Events Coordinator, Development Assistant, and Grants Writing Intern. Must be able to strike that critical balance between management duties and fundraising efforts.


Director of Development & Communications REQUIREMENTS:
10+ years of demonstrated fundraising experience an expert in this area! Must have a history of advancing non-profit initiatives and growing diversified financial revenues.


Proven success in leading and securing major and annual gifts. History of achieving measurable fundraising goals.


Adept at building a pipeline of new donors and cultivating current donors, playing a lead role in effective stewardship strategies.


High degree of proficiency in the areas of planning and executing fundraising events and social media plans.


Solid track record in developing, managing, mentoring and coaching employees, resulting in the creation of a collaborative, committed and dynamic team .


Expert in the area of communication - both verbal and written. Must be comfortable meeting with donors face to face and be able to tell the stories of Catholic Charities' Programs.


Passion for non-profit organizations and a strong understanding of our mission, our programs, and the impact we have in the Diocese of Madison. Experience working in a faith-based organization a strong plus, but not required.


Bachelor's Degree.


Proficient with MS Office applications and experience with fundraising software (Donor Perfect preferred).

*Relocation package available for strong candidates.

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