Development Director

Catholic Charities of NE KS

Job Description


Successfully promote and support the mission of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas as guided by the Catholic Social Teachings, while working to obtain financial resources to meet the organization?s goals and objectives. Manage the major & planned gift functions of the Development department, including stewardship events, monthly giving campaign, special event assistance and overall Development Department support. Duties include prospect management, solicitations, cultivation, volunteer relations, and overall fundraising support. Catholic Charities is an EEO employer.


  • Manage and grow the major gifts, planned giving and monthly giving programs by identifying, soliciting, cultivating and stewarding prospects.
  • Manage and develop a portfolio of prospects and implement strategies of identification, cultivation, timely solicitation and stewardship.
  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer in responding to strategic organizational priorities by planning, setting, and monitoring annual goals aimed at supporting those priorities.
  • Identify, cultivate and expand volunteer fundraising committee members for our annual fundraising events (Snow Ball, Golf Classic, The Gathering)
  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer to plan targeted outreach activities aimed at increasing the donor pool and cultivating/stewarding existing prospects.
  • Lead the local service site fundraising strategy and development outside metro Kansas City.
  • Lead the perennial creation of the Department?s yearly calendar in collaboration with department managers.
  • Manage the database team and the execution of the database strategy.
  • Work closely with the CDO to increase corporate giving throughout 21 counties served by CCNEK.
  • Work closely with the CDO in prospecting, cultivating and retaining supporters from immigrant and emerging communities throughout the 21 county service area.
  • Develop and manage annual donor stewardship plans for new donor prospects and existing donors through personal visits, relevant communications and mission engagement opportunities.
  • Lead the planning and management of an annual donor appreciation event
  • Serve in a supportive capacity to the Development Team in aspects of the annual fundraising events and development initiatives.
  • Partner closely with Marketing, Events, Community Engagement and Database teams to segment, target and strengthen donor stewardship opportunities.
  • Participates in Development and Parish outreach activities as appropriate.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


    • Demonstrate a passion for the mission of Catholic Charities
    • Must be willing to perform by the agency?s values: love, patience, kindness, faithfulness, self- control and joy
    • Catholic Charities promotes a diverse workforce. Employees are not required to be Catholic, however, employees of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas must understand that they are a visible representative of the Archdiocesan Church and as such will not publicly oppose the teachings of the Catholic Faith nor publicly advocate for any position in conflict with Catholic teaching, or the specific positions of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This requirement includes any public speech, demonstration, or writing including the use of social media or other digital technologies
    • Must complete VIRTUS training, background screening, drug testing, and any ongoing training as required
    • Bachelor?s degree and preferred five to seven years in development, fundraising and/or planned giving experience.
    • Preserve the ethical standards of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and the development profession.
    • Effective communication skills:  written, verbal, non-verbal, presentation, and consensus-building.  Ability to listen and take direction.
    • Bilingual Spanish Speaker preferred.
    • Self-starter and ability to work well independently and with diverse individuals and groups.
    • High motivation for success coupled with diplomacy, tact, excellent organizational, project management, and customer relations skills.  Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines while working under pressure.
    • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
    • Experience with Raiser?s Edge, and/or comparable donor management software program, preferred.
    • Strong analytical and pro-solving skills.
    • Willingness to work during evenings and weekends as needed.



    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, standing, bending and moving
    • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds
    • Must have the physical ability to make visits to a variety of office locations and environments across the 21-county footprint 
    • Must have physical ability to effectively communicate with others
  • Develop best practices across an application development team
  • Provide guidance on new application software technologies
  • Manage development team members to provide high quality application solutions
  • Provide the excellent application support
  • Manage the application security budget
  • Develop and sell new application development opportunities
  • Provide unimpeachable application development life cycle process integrity to software development activities
  • Manage the application roadmap planning
  • Provide direction for the application development team in support of business operations
  • Oversee complex IT application development and business software implementation projects
  • Oversee development of enterprise applications standards, technology architecture and technology evaluation
  • Develop global standards for applications development
  • Directing the development, implementation and maintenance of all application systems initiatives
  • Manage day-to-day development activities including within the company's application software development function

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