Executive Director of Development

Let’s Change the World

Many say it, few actually do it.

We are a non-profit organization that provides a national brand and support structure to Catholic campus ministries assisting them in outreach, programming and organizational development. We are endorsed in 100+ dioceses, 600+ Catholic high schools, 1,000+ parishes, and over 600 different campus ministries.

Our mission is simple: to create and build authentic faith communities.

People love our mission – and come to find out, they love working here as well.

We are a family-oriented team all working towards the greater good.

We do not take ourselves too seriously.

We do not hire prima donnas. We work for the real Madonna!

We Are Looking For:
A highly motivated and experienced Executive Director of Development to join our team. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in advancing the organization’s mission by spearheading fundraising efforts, cultivating donor relationships, and securing essential financial support through major gifts, grants, and planned giving.

In this Role You Will:

  • Direct Strategic Fundraising:
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy aligned with organizational goals.
  • Lead Major Gift Acquisitions:
    • Identify, Cultivate, Steward and Retain donors of capacity
    • Utilize CRM and prospecting tools
  • Lead Campaign Management:
    • Lead fundraising campaigns and initiatives
    • Collaborate with marketing and communications teams to create compelling fundraising materials across all channels and platforms
  • Lead Donor Engagement:
    • Build strategies for maintaining strong relationships with existing donors while identifying opportunities for donor stewardship.
    • Develop and execute strategies to expand the donor base and increase contributions.
  • Manage Grant Applications and Awards:
    • Manage the Research, writing, and submission of grant proposals to secure funding from foundations and philanthropic organizations.
    • Manage relationships with grantors and ensure compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Manage Event Planning:
    • Manage the planning and execution of virtual/live/hybrid events to engage donors and raise awareness about Newman Ministry.
    • Coordinate logistics, sponsorship, and participant involvement for events.
  • Manage Financial Analysis:
    • Monitor and analyze fundraising metrics to assess the effectiveness of strategies.
    • Provide regular reports to the Chief Operations Officer and senior leadership.
  • Serve as a Member of the Leadership Team:
    • Collaborate and communicate with leaders across the organization to ensure mission success
    • Develop and maintain productive Board Relationships
    • Serve as voice of donors

What You Need to Get the Job Done:

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, plus relevant experience of 5-10 years
  • You are a self starter
  • You are a top-notch communicator able to engage across all platforms and settings, including: virtual or live large group presentations, one-on-one interactions, and in writing
  • You have strong project management skills
  • You like compiling detailed data into user friendly reports
  • You are comfortable working with CRMs and donor prospecting/research tools
  • You have experience working with senior level management and leadership

We will Love you if:

  • You have experience leading/building a national fundraising effort
  • You have experience leading, developing and launching a national fundraising campaign
  • You know how to close the deal and generate transformative gifting
  • You have worked in the Catholic fundraising space
  • You are bilingual

What You’ll Love About Us:

  • We are innovative disciples, fueled by faith, and empower others
  • We pray, laugh and love every day
  • We like to dwell amongst the people #keepitreal
  • We keep Work at Work. Genuine work/life balance served here!
  • Paid time off and 12 paid holidays + company wide closure from Christmas to the New Year.
  • We provide Health Benefits. Healthy People = Happy People.

Newman Ministry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Newman Ministry without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.

Because our team members are trusted to handle sensitive information, we require all candidates that receive and accept employment offers to complete a background check before being hired.


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