The Director of Mission Advancement is responsible for fulfilling the vision and mission of the Marian Fathers by working to drive efforts to engage constituents, broaden and deepen the relationship within relevant communities, and advance the work of the Marian’s through the meaningful contribution of gifts and talents.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Mission Advancement works with Marian leadership to plan, structure, and implement a comprehensive mission advancement program. These elements include major gifts cultivation and solicitation, direct mail appeals, grant research and writing, special events, print and electronic communications, planned giving and overall administration of development-related activities.
Essential Job Functions
Provide leadership in conceiving and implementing a comprehensive development program including a timeline and measurable outcomes.
Leadership and management of all Office of Mission Advancement activities.
Supervises creative cost-effective efforts to identify, solicit, maintain and upgrade annual appeal donors.
Work with leadership to identify major gift prospects for cultivation and solicitation.
Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with donor and leadership prospects.
Manage staff or volunteers for activities including gift processing, prospect research, grant writing, and drafting of print communications, etc.
Oversee all fundraising activities within the organization.
Bachelor’s Degree (required)
Minimum of five years demonstrated successful fundraising experience.
Measurable fundraising progress year over year.
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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About Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception
The Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary is a fraternal community of consecrated life in the Roman Catholic Church. In America, the members of the Congregation are perhaps best known for their work promoting the message of Divine Mercy from Stockbridge, Massachusetts. They are also known for their devotion to Mary Immaculate, dedication to praying for the poor souls in Purgatory, and active service to the Church.