The Associate Director of Development for the Paulist Fathers Office of Mission Advancement will help the Paulist Fathers grow public support for the Mission, Programs, and Plans to its various audiences as part of a robust development program. It is vital that all efforts are not just high quality, but also are strategically designed to place the organization where it needs and wants to be in its relationships with its supporters and the public; pursuing the goals of increasing visibility and sustainable private support. The position’s basic priorities are, ongoing leadership in annual giving cultivation, identification of larger gift prospects for major gift fundraising, as well as managing all fundraising efforts for Busted Halo Ministries.
Coordinate a comprehensive annual fund and major gifts program in collaboration with the Chief Advancement Officer and The President of the Paulist Fathers or his delegate with an overall goal to broaden the donor base and increase overall participation and financial support.
Serve as the primary development lead for Busted Halo Ministries.
Create an annual fundraising plan, goals, and strategy for Busted Halo Ministries.
Provide oversight and project management for specific fundraising campaigns and development efforts.
Monitor the progress of fundraising campaigns and report to staff.
Assist in writing, editing, formatting, and sending donor communications, including emails, newsletters, personal thank yous, social media messages.
Oversee all annual giving fundraising programs including: managing a targeted direct mail program, a pro-active personal solicitation program, and incorporating electronic requests for gifts.
Grow the annual giving pipeline of donors year over year to include new general participation from the internal and external Paulist constituencies.
Strategize, implement, and execute a new and improved online giving plan to potentially include but not be limited to an annual crowdfunding campaign.
Participate as an active member of the Office of Mission Advancement team as well as the Busted Halo Ministries team.
Encourage others within advancement and throughout the organization to assist with Giving through both volunteer leadership and personal financial investment.
Fulfill other Advancement duties as assigned.
Performance metrics will be reviewed on a regular basis (e.g., maintaining outbound call volume, face-to-face visits, number of gift proposals, etc.).
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required
One to three years minimum experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, or other outside sales
Excellent writing, editing, and speaking abilities, as well as demonstrated excellence in planning, organizing, managing, and evaluation
Experience with marketing/fundraising communications preferred, such as drafting marketing/fundraising materials or written copy for social media
Preference to plan and act strategically, make decisions from tracking and analyzing data and evaluation of marketing effectiveness
Meticulous attention to detail
Commitment to the mission of the Paulist Fathers, and an active history of enthusiastically promoting the organization or one of similar structure
Experience with Asana, Trello, Slack, or other project management tools
Excellent time management skills, including the ability to meet established goals and deadlines
Ability to work in a small, fast-paced organization, bringing a team spirit and a positive attitude
The successful candidate also will have:
Enthusiastic interpersonal and team-building skills
Intellectual curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit
Ability to work some nights and weekends for events and meetings
Willingness to spend up to 40% of time on travel as needed
Visible commitment to the mission of the Paulist Fathers and Busted Halo
The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (“The Paulist Fathers”) is a community of Catholic priests who share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through mission preaching, media, campus ministries, parishes, downtown centers, the arts and more.
Led by the Holy Spirit, we focus on evangelization (reaching out), reconciliation (bringing peace) and ecumenical and interfaith relations (seeking unity).
Every day, across the Internet and airwaves, in bookstores and campus centers and in communities and churches, we navigate between the spiritual and the secular to meet every person at any point on the journey of faith.
Some have called us “America’s friendliest priests.” With due respect to all of our brother priests, that’s a compliment we gladly accept!
Role: Associate Director of Development
Location: New York,
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