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  • Dallas

Website CatholicFnd The Catholic Foundation

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Development Officer

The Catholic Foundation is seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to join their team as a Development Officer. This individual will assist the Development staff in cultivating a broad involvement with the Catholic community, existing donors, potential donors, the professional advisor community in North Texas and the greater Dallas community. This full-time position will work directly under the supervision of the Vice President of Development.

•Candidate must enjoy engaging with people both professionally and socially. Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be detail-oriented, have a high level of initiative with strong communication, organization and people skills, experience with donor relationship management and a proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Raiser’s Edge. Candidate should have a strong interest and experience in the work of nonprofit organizations, evidenced through prior work or volunteer efforts. Candidates will be expected to have an undergraduate degree. Prior experience in the business, professional advisor community and/or planned giving experience will also be considered valuable as well as for profit business development and sales. A commitment to the cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospective donors and knowledge of the Catholic community is essential. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is optimal but not mandatory.

Responsibilities include:
•Identify, evaluate, and cultivate new gifts from individuals
•Nurture relationships with current donors. To provide guidance and counsel to benefactors regarding present giving programs that are suitable and appropriate for their charitable giving planning
•Promote the planned giving program of the Foundation, attend continuing education programs and implement and/or maintain educational programs for prospective donors, existing donors, the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council of the Foundation
•Assist the Vice President of Development and the development team in cultivating abroad involvement with the Catholic Community – particularly membership andcommitment to various Catholic agencies and organizations
•Seek out and respond to requests for group presentations that provide opportunities tomarket the Foundation
•Remain technically sound in the area of planned giving and keep informed of current tax laws and other IRS rulings that affect charitable giving
•Work towards the successful implementation of the Foundation’s annual development plan
•Attend and represent the Foundation at various events within the community. Professional personal conduct and appearance is expected at all times
•Support the Vice President of Development as needed

Salary Range:
Salary commensurate with experience. The position includes a comprehensive medical plan, paid time off for designated holidays and the opportunity to participate in the Foundation’s matching 403(b) plan.

The Catholic Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity established to receive contributions from donors, to invest charitable funds prudently and to make charitable grants to the Catholic community and beyond. The Foundation promotes charitable compassionate giving and stewardship for individuals and families interested in charitable giving today and/or creating their philanthropic legacy that addresses needs throughout the community.

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] or mail to Darina O’Dowd Padian, The Catholic Foundation, 12222 Merit Drive, Suite 850 Dallas, TX 75251 marked Confidential. Please no phone calls.

To apply for this job email your details to dpadian@catholicfoundation.com