POSITION SUMMARY Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) seeks a Mission Advancement Director to envision, execute and amplify the organization's development and fundraising strategy. Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, this highly visible management position will envision and develop a robust development and fundraising strategy; tightly integrate and direct the Annual Fund; identify and target philanthropic prospects that include foundations, corporations, and individuals interested in supporting MKLM; nurture and cultivate all levels of philanthropic relationships; develop and mobilize resources for comprehensive planned-giving and grant-funding programs; provide supervision and leadership for a team of 5; and oversee and integrate US Church Relations outreach.
The ideal candidate brings innovation, creativity, and vision for cultivating highly successful programs that elevate MKLM's presence in and beyond the philanthropic world, and contributing to a dynamic future for the organization. The Mission Advancement Director will work in a collaborative environment with a dedicated, mission-oriented staff to develop, execute and achieve ambitious fundraising goals. S/he will be an imaginative, motivated, development professional with a passion for international mission and the Maryknoll charism, serving with the highest integrity, modeling stewardship, and possessing sound judgment.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS •Master's Degree in applicable field or equivalent experience •5+ years relevant professional development/fundraising experience, with at least two years in leading and managing high performing professional teams in complex organizations/situations •Demonstrated success in cultivating and soliciting gifts at the seven and eight figure level •Articulate leader with ability to create and implement innovative strategies to educate, motivate, inform and inspire donors and others to meet the organization's funding needs •Experience in developing, executing, and managing donor prospect strategies •Experience and ability in communicating organizational mission, vision, values and compelling cases to multiple audiences and through formal proposals, correspondence and presentations •Thorough understanding of management techniques •Knowledge of Catholic fundraising and culture •Hands-on familiarity with direct mail, grants management, planned giving, special events, computerized constituent-management systems and marketing/communications •Strong work ethic, positive "can do" attitude, and a sense of humor •Exceptional collaborator and creative problem solver •Exceptional communication skills and writing competency •Technical skills and computer literacy, including fundraising data base systems •Highly organized, creative, pro-active, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize with superior time management and troubleshooting skills •Valid driver's license and ability to travel locally and nationally weekdays and occasional weekends; 25% - 30% travel required, visiting major donors, making presentations, and joining in other promotional activities
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience and proven track record.
About Maryknoll Lay Missioners
Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) is an independent, nonprofit, U.S.-based Catholic organization serving in overseas mission and dedicated to providing skills and resources that transform the lives of those in need.