Annual Giving, Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
The Associate Director of Development & Stewardship will take major responsibility in oversight of the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal (BASA), managing all BASA donor relations and database records, and promotion of the diocesan campaign, stewardship, and identifying and cultivating major gifts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Directs and manages all fundraising, logistics and gift processing for the BASA campaign and its related events, including: communication with clergy, staff, volunteers, and donors; manages timeline of event; works with outside vendors; negotiates yearly vendor contracts; plans and partners with all major donor receptions; development of materials and coordination of training for pastors and volunteers; tracks and reports data collection; coordinates all direct mail and email communication; development of campaign material.
Takes major responsibilities in all planning, organizing and meetings of the Pastors Advisory Committee (PAC).
Oversees the maintenance and accuracy of the donor and grant databases.
Trains and supervises database/donor relations staff member(s).
Takes major responsibility and works with the Director in the development and implementation of Crozier level cultivation, maintenance, and special events.
Develops new and maintains all existing donor relations, outreach and stewardship.
Oversees special programs, projects and committees within the scope of the Development Office.
Promotes and supports all diocesan stewardship activities.
Coordinates staffing-related efforts for the Diocesan Stewardship Council and its activities.
Participates with other development fundraising projects and/or special events or campaigns, as necessary.
Develops and maintains good relationships with clergy, schools, parish staff, and volunteers.
Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to parishes, diocesan staff and clergy.
Uses effective and appropriate supervision techniques to maximize employee morale and effectiveness.
Continues ongoing professional development.
Supports the Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation, as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Business Administration, Non-Profit Administration, or related field. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential is preferred.
A minimum of 3 years’ proven experience in successfully directing annual appeals, general fundraising techniques and donor relations.
Knowledge of stewardship and donor relations.
Strong administrative, planning, and organizational leadership skills.
Must be a practicing Roman Catholic possessing the ability to respect, promote, accommodate, and not be in conflict with the mission, moral and social teachings, doctrines, and laws of the Roman Catholic faith and must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church.
Ability to respect and value the cultural richness that makes up the Church and society and strives to celebrate commonalities and differences among various groups.
Must be able to maintain confidential information, exercise good judgment and work independently as well as in a team environment; excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills is required.
Must be goal-oriented and able to multi-task.
Requires proficient communication skills, including verbal, written and listening.
Proficient with information technology including Microsoft Office Suite.
Must successfully pass the required criminal background check prior to employment and every five years.
On Sept. 8, 1565, a small band of Spaniards celebrated Mass on the shores of North Florida in preparation for starting a settlement there. They named their new home St. Augustine in honor of the saint on whose feast day they sighted land. Thus the seeds of Catholicism were first sown in what is known today as the United States and Canada.
St. Augustine is the site of the first permanent parish ...church – today known as the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine. The famed Santa Fe Trail originated here. It was from here that Franciscan missionaries began the trek North and West to proclaim the Good News – to evangelize! It was here that the first schools and hospitals were established.
It wasn’t until March 11, 1870, that Florida, east of the Apalachicola River, was designated as the Diocese of St. Augustine. The growth of the church in Florida from this Mother Diocese to six additional dioceses and more than 2 million Catholics is a significant part of the story of the Catholic Church in the United States.
Today, the Diocese of St. Augustine embraces 17 counties throughout northeast and north central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, covering 11,032 square miles, and serving more than 172,000 registered Catholics in 61 parishes and missions.