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Director of Development

Company: Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family, New Orleans, Louisiana
Date Posted: December 14, 2016

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership in conceiving and implementing a comprehensive development program including timeline and measurable outcomes.
  • Leadership and management of a capital campaign.
  • Work with Congregational leadership to implement in identifying major gift prospects for a capital campaign.
  • Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with donor and leadership prospects.
  • Develop a collaborative relationship with the leadership of the Archdiocese of Louisiana, the Catholic Community Foundation, Catholic Charities and other communities in which the Sisters have served.
  • Manage development staff or volunteers and their activities including gift processing, prospect research, grant writing, and drafting of print communications, etc.
  • Oversee all fundraising activities within the Congregation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • 5+ years of experience in development
  • Measurable fundraising progress year over year
  • Previous experience running a capital campaign
  • Excellent organizational, managerial, along with written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising database platforms
  • Evidence of interest and/or ability to successfully grow a development program
  • Evening/weekend work occasionally required as well as travel to cultivate donors
  • Understanding of the practices, principles and policies of the Roman Catholic Church

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