Ruotolo Associates posting on behalf of Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary - Stockbridge, MA 01262
DIRECTOR OF MISSION ADVANCEMENT JOB DESCRIPTION
Reports to: Father Chris Alar, Director
The Director of Mission Advancement works with Marian Fathers leadership to plan, structure and implement a comprehensive Mission Advancement program. These elements include major gifts, planned giving, grants, special events, print and electronic communications, and overall administration of the Mission Advancement Office.
Manages daily operations for comprehensive Mission Advancement program.
Prepares and manages the budget for the Mission Advancement Office, in collaboration with leadership.
Works with leadership to identify the needs, which will include the establishment of goals and timetables.
Prepares reports for leadership and the CFO.
Plans and facilitates the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gift donor prospects.
Coordinates with Annual Fund Manager on donor messaging for Major Gift Prospects
Coordinates research activities for foundations.
Manages all grant writing including the development of budgets and the writing of proposals for specific projects and for general operations; coordinates all funder contacts, including post-grant accountability reports.
Directs the gift stewardship process including the process for the recording of gifts in a database and their timely and accurate acknowledgement.
Develops communications plan for various constituencies.
Works with editor of printed materials and other forms of communications.
Coordinates the planned giving program including identification, marketing and cultivation, development of gift acceptance policies, solicitation and recognition of donors.
Identifies and helps recruit various volunteer members as well as provides any necessary training or mentoring.
Oversees the planning of all special events with staff and volunteer committees from the budget, plans and strategies for the event, to staffing, acknowledgments, and financial reports.
Meet regularly with leadership to report on department activities and to plan future projects.
Serves as the spokesperson for Marian Fathers and their philanthropic efforts, articulating the priorities and needs.
Qualities and Qualifications:
Successful candidates will have strong experience in a senior fundraising position and have demonstrated leadership abilities and consensus building skills, fundraising management and strategic planning experience.
Experience working in an organization with active volunteers as they relate to special events.
Proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs, and generally computer literate in a network setting.
Effective verbal and written communications skills.
Able to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and meet deadlines.
Able to maintain confidentiality of information.
Knowledge of strategies and techniques for use in major gift and planned gift prospects, including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Demonstrated ability in grant work: research, proposal writing, cultivation and stewardship.
Record of success in generating significant commitments from individuals and foundations.
High degree of professionalism and an ability to interact with a variety of individuals to significantly increase the visibility of the Marian's.
Evening/weekend work occasionally required as well as travel to cultivate donors throughout the US.
A practicing Catholic who supports the mission of the Marian Fathers
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree
A minimum of five years demonstrated successful fundraising experience.