We, the Catholics of the Diocese of Evansville, are committed to continuing the mission of Jesus Christ in the world today by joyfully living the gospel, ministering to all in justice and charity, and inviting people into a personal encounter with the living God through Word, Sacrament and Service.
The Catholic Diocese of Evansville, Indiana, which serves Catholics in 12 counties of Southwest Indiana, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Development and Stewardship. This is a full-time, exempt position.
The Director of Development and Stewardship, as a primary advisor to the Bishop of Evansville, coordinates and manages fundraising efforts to support the diocesan mission. The director reports to the bishop and the chancellor/chief operating office of the diocese, and manages all development and stewardship activities to meet the financial needs of the Diocese of Evansville.
Strive to foster an attitude of stewardship in all aspects of diocesan life.
Advise parishes and schools regarding weekly stewardship, capital campaigns, estate planning, annual giving programs and offertory enhancement.
Identify and Initiate contact with major gift prospects and coordinate meetings with the bishop.
Serve as a member of the Diocesan Leadership Team and work closely with team members (i.e. the bishop and other diocesan directors) to set and communicate development priorities.
Implement and execute policies for receiving gifts of property and in-kind gifts.
Collaborate with the Diocesan Communications Office to develop materials.
Maintain data and generate reports reflecting progress in areas of manual giving, major gifts and the departmental budget.
Work with the Catholic Foundation of Southwest Indiana to coordinate efficient solicitation of donors.
Collaborate with diocesan staff, parish staff and third parties as necessary.
Assist with the collection and processing of donor records and associated data.
Oversee the research, preparation and submission of grant proposals to foundations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic in full communion with the Church, and be familiar with Church structure and teaching.
A bachelor’s degree is required, with a minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising, marketing or related field preferred. Applicants holding a CFRE endorsement and those with parish and/or diocesan experience will receive priority. Individuals who can read, write and speak in Spanish will receive special consideration. Other qualifications include:
Ability to communicate and interact comfortably with diverse groups
Superior written and verbal communications skills
Knowledge of successful communications, development and marketing strategies
Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Reliable transportation to enable travel throughout the 12 counties of the Diocese of Evansville
The Diocesan Development and Stewardship Office is located in the Diocese of Evansville Catholic Center, in Evansville, and this position requires travel to other diocesan offices, parishes, schools and/or client homes as necessary.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, salary history and list of three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted – and interviews conducted on a rolling basis – until the position is filled.
The Catholic Diocese of Evansville is comprised of members of the Kingdom of God living in the 12 counties of Southwest Indiana.
The Diocese of Evansville is a part of the Indianapolis Province, the Indiana Catholic Conference, the Bishop's Region Seven (Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois) and a part of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
We belong to the Universal Church in unity with the whole Roman Catholic Church and our Holy Father, Pope Francis.