Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse has an opportunity for an individual to make a valuable impact on our organization and its stakeholders. As Advancement Director, this individual will be responsible for the following areas:
Serves as a representative for Catholic Charities in the public arena. Promotes Catholic Charities' mission and vision to the community. Oversees agency website design, staff login page, social media policies, all agency brochures and publications, quarterly newsletters, and annual report. Promotes recurring and special projects in the wider community. Handles media interviews. Attends community events where Catholic Charities' representation is needed. Writes press releases. Prepares public responses to difficult issues when necessary. Prepares other managers and coordinators for public events.
Creates all fundraising appeal materials and mailings (Lenten, Summer, Holiday, Advent).
Establishes relationships with large donors. Reaches out to donors to encourage sponsorship and attendance at events.
Special Project Management:
Plans and coordinates fundraising events such as the Lenten Luncheons and Chippewa Valley Event. Develops event concepts/ themes.
Assists with special projects as they arise: (Back 2 School event, Christmas program, Afghanistan project, Disaster Recovery).
Liaison between Board of Directors and Agency. Ensures that Board Members have everything they need to conduct regular meetings (annual calendars, agendas, meeting packets).
Responsible for Board login pages.
Attends Program and Development Board Committee Meetings.
Supervises Development Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, and Afghanistan Project Coordinator positions.
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or related field is required along with prior related work experience. A minimum of 3 years of experience in Marketing/ Communications/ Public Relations/ Development as well as prior supervisory experience preferred.
Proven success with branding.
High Degree of professionalism. Must be able to exhibit patience when working with the public along with grace under pressure.
Excellent communication skills- verbal and written. Must enjoy interacting with the public and various media outlets, including being interviewed on camera.
Proven time management and organizational skills.
Must exhibit an understanding of and enthusiasm for promoting the mission and values of Catholic Charities. Working knowledge of the structure and beliefs of the Catholic Church a plus.
Creativity is a requirement for many aspects of this position-ex. written materials, event planning, and web design.
This position is full time, with comprehensive benefits package offered including generous Paid Leave Time, and offers a good work/life balance. Starting salary range is $70,000-$85,000 per year. To apply, please go to our website at cclse.org.