DIOCESE OF DAVENPORT
JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR OF STEWARDSHIP
REPORTS TO: CHANCELLOR|CHIEF OF STAFF
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time, Exempt
JOB PRIMARY PURPOSE/FUNCTION
The Director of Stewardship is responsible for fostering a culture of stewardship in the Diocese of Davenport by promoting time, talent, and financial resources to support the ministries in the Diocese. The Director does this by initiating, forming, managing, leading and guiding the stewardship ministry of the Diocese; interacting with other stewardship organizations on a local, regional and national basis; and developing a network of stewardship volunteers and leaders in the Diocese.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Foster a broad perspective of stewardship by encouraging investment of one's time, talent and treasure in all aspects of life.
B. Identify, design, organize and implement a process for the development and training of leaders in stewardship.
C. Serve as the Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Davenport. Assist the Diocesan Stewardship Commission.
D. Develop a major gift prospects program. Identify, research and develop relationships with major donors to encourage their involvement in and support of the Diocesan mission.
E. Conduct the Annual Diocesan Appeal.
F. Provide guidance for capital campaign efforts of entities in the Diocese. Represent the Diocese in the coordination of any special or institutional appeals in the Diocese. Assist parishes and schools with fund-raising efforts.
G. Develop and facilitate a planned giving program for parishes.
H. Develop grant writing proposals for the Diocese and its entities.
I. Maintain active membership in relevant professional organizations.
J. Manage departmental budget.
K. Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
A. Bachelor's degree in a related field is required.
B. At least five years of progressively responsible experience in stewardship and development, with demonstrated strengths in leadership, organization and communication.
A. Have efficient and effective organizational skills.
B. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication.
C. Interpersonal professional relationships, both internally and externally to the Diocese of Davenport, which encourage openness, candor and trust.
D. Display overall soundness of decisions, effective delegation and maintenance of confidentiality for all sensitive information.
E. Be flexible in performing designated duties.
F. Accept personal inconvenience for the attainment of the Diocesan goals.
G. Meet or exceed development objectives established in budgetary process.
H. Possess the ability to work within the organizational structures of the Church and use this system to meet stewardship goals.
I. Roman Catholic in good standing who demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of Catholic faith life.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
A. Possess high ability to analyze and interpret information pertinent to the stewardship and development programs.
B. Possess the ability to utilize technology relative to the performance of the areas of responsibility.
C. Possess the ability to perform designated duties under frequent time constraints.
D. Possess the ability to work irregular hours as required to accomplish the responsibilities of the position.
E. Possess the ability to travel by automobile, as needed, in the course of the position.
F. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, talk, reach, sit for prolonged periods of time, hear, handle and perform repetitive motions of the hands/wrists. The employee is required to occasionally lift and move items weighing up to 30 pounds.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
A. A majority of the assigned duties are performed in a well-ventilated, well-lighted and temperature-controlled office environment.
B. The employee is subject to both internal and external environmental conditions, including extreme cold and extreme heat.
C. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A. The position can expect an evaluation in the first six months of employment by the appropriate line of organizational relationship, with an annual evaluation thereafter.
B. Salary considerations will be commensurate with education and experience.
C. The employee understands and agrees that employment for the Diocese of Davenport and any Diocesan entity is contingent on compliance with the Diocesan safe environment program policies, procedures and requirements.