Catholic Extension works in solidarity with people in America's poorest regions to build up vibrant and transformative Catholic faith communities. With the generosity of individual donors and local and national foundations, we raise funds to help these poor, forgotten and often isolated communities flourish. Annually, Catholic Extension supports over 1,200 programs and projects throughout the U.S., for a total of approximately $20 million in funding. We invest in:
BUILDINGS by supporting the construction and renovation of churches and church facilities.
LEADERS for the Church by providing education, training and support to seminarians, priests, sisters, deacons and lay leaders.
MINISTRIES by supporting pastoral, youth, young adult, campus and outreach ministries, Catholic schools and religious education.
We’re in search of a Manager of Development, Parish Partnerships who will be part of a highly successful program that reaches out to parishes across the country to become involved in Catholic Extension’s mission work. This role will:
Join an existing team and report directly to the Vice President for Development.
Identify, cultivate, secure and steward key contacts at parishes and organizations to support group giving projects at a major gift level ($10,000+).
Coordinate and participate in mission immersion experiences for key parish/organization/school members and groups.
Be the one to solicit or facilitate solicitation by a senior member of the Catholic Extension team.
Maintain a comprehensive understanding of Catholic Extension’s regional and national funding initiatives in order to articulate the organization’s mission and special initiatives.
Catholic Extension is very proud of its staff as each one contributes to impacting our mission. Our skilled, dedicated and mission-focused team is motivated every day to be a leader in their role to contribute to our mission: Catholic Extension works in solidarity with people in America's poorest regions to build up vibrant and transformative Catholic faith communities. We recruit staff who are hard-working and who have a growth mindset and who genuinely enjoy working together. In our most recent Employee Satisfaction Survey, 100% of survey participants agreed that "Catholic Extension is a great place to work!"
Catholic Extension has 50 full-time employees based at its headquarters in Chicago or in one of its regional offices. Our talented and experienced staff works in a dynamic, fast-paced, and team-focused culture. We offer competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, matched 403b, paid time off, holidays, professional development opportunities, and more.
Creativity: We identify and invest in innovative solutions to the challenges that confront our Catholic faith communities.
Excellence: We set the highest standards for every aspect of our organizational life and mission.
Trust: We forge relationships in the spirit of mutual trust.
Accountability: We are committed to our Team Covenant to enable us to fulfill our mission more effectively.
Catholic Extension seeks a professional with a minimum of five years’ professional experience, with at least three years in development. The Manager of Development should be proficient in philanthropic relationship management, in communicating with external audiences and in donor relations. We view this position as an entry into the major gifts professional track, if so desired.
Professional and personal attributes of sought-after candidates include:
Solid energy and drive
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Strong communication skills including written and verbal
Excellent organizational competencies
Customer service oriented
Curious, creative, and resourceful
Detailed and action-oriented
Ability to travel domestically 25% of the time
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Development and donor data base experience
Strong familiarity with the mission and teachings of the Catholic Church, as well as Church dynamics
Preferred candidates will be experienced in or able to adapt to the Catholic fundraising market although previous faith based fundraising experience is not required
About Catholic Extension
Catholic Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation that may be necessary to participate in the application process.
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, disability, 403b with company matching, paid time off, paid company holidays, commuter assistance, professional development opportunities, mentoring and more!
Catholic Extension is located at 150 S. Wacker Drive, 20th floor, Chicago, IL. For more information about the organization, please visit: www.catholicextension.org.