Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens is seeking a full-time Parish Field Representative responsible for coordinating local parish fundraising efforts as part of the Parish-Based Stewardship efforts in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Steward programs include the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA), Parish Stewardship Renewal as well as other parish capital campaigns and efforts to increase the parish offertory. The ACA is the annual fund that supports the Diocese of Brooklyn, covering the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Funds raised are used to run the essential programs and ministries of the Diocese. The Parish Field Representative will be responsible for a portfolio of parishes, tasked with assisting each to reach their annual goal. In addition, the Representative will guide the parish with other stewardship initiatives as listed above and assist the Director of Parish-Based Stewardship with Appeal materials, particularly proof-reading materials, gathering impact testimonies and assisting with events. The position reports to the Director of Parish-Based Stewardship.
Meet regularly with pastors to design a tailored approach in order to help the parish reach its fundraising goals.
Develop and implement timeline and strategies for increasing participation in assigned parishes.
Analyze parish and donor data trends to identify potential major gift donors and create individual parish plans.
Work with parishioners and CFBQ team members to solicit feedback, create local case components and obtain donor impact testimonials and stories.
Attend daily staff meetings and report on individual parish progress
Identify and advance prospects who have the capacity for greater giving.
Prepare customized letters and materials for each parish.
Be an advocate for the Annual Catholic Appeal, emphasizing its importance.
Help pastor to establish volunteer teams and engage/train them in development efforts.
Participate in meetings at the parishes, which will include weekends and evenings.
Assist with the coordination of Annual Catholic Appeal events.
Proof Appeal letters and materials for spelling, grammar, and content.
Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Director of Parish-Based Stewardship.
Bachelor's degree and/or minimum two years of equivalent experience with a proven track record in a related field.
Basic knowledge of the Roman Catholic Church, its tenets, structure, beliefs and attitudes.
Ability to communicate with pastors, donors and key parish constituents in person, by telephone or in written communications.
Valid Driver's License required.
Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, including nights and weekends.
Computer proficient and working knowledge of programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, Raisers' Edge and/or comparable software programs.
Proof-reading and editing skills.
Salary Range $60,000 - $80,000
Brooklyn, NY 11215