The Associated Sulpicians of the U.S. seek an Assistant Director of Development for Theological College, the diocesan seminary affiliated with The Catholic University of America, 1) to secure funding from current donors, assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors and are upgraded in their giving and involvement and 2) identify, research and solicit prospective donors, stewarding them to become ongoing benefactors and philanthropic leaders. The Assistant Director of Development will have the unique opportunity to create a major gift plan from the ground level.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Reporting to and in consultation with the Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development creates and implements strategies for cultivating, soliciting and securing gifts from past and current donors. The Assistant Director of Development:
Creates an effective strategic plan to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors in order to achieve seminary needs.
Track and report progress using specific metrics.
Ability to create reasonable financial goals for current and prospective donors based on their philanthropic history and/or untapped potential.
Ability to create monthly reports that reflect ongoing donor interaction and fundraising performance.
Cultivate new sponsorships for annual Sedes Cup (golf tournament) and Alumni Day.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Personal Characteristics:
Performs duties in a manner consistent with the mission, ministry, values and policies of the Associated Sulpicians of the U.S.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable with a sense of humor and positive attitude.
An exceptionally high level of comfort in reaching out to prospects to establish contact and develop relationships. Must be comfortable and enjoy asking for the gift and be resilient to rejection.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication; and the ability to make or and written presentations to prospective donors.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in annual fund and/or major gift program development with a proven track record in securing gifts of $5,000 - $25,000.
At least three (3) years in special events planning.
Experience managing contractors and vendors to a timeline and budget a strong plus.
Computer literacy is required, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience with Raiser’s Edge software or similar fundraising software is desired, but not necessary.
Application Procedure: The deadline for applications is April 5, 2019. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (references will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration) and send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If email in not an option, applications can be mailed to Carleen P. Kramer, Associated Sulpicians of the U.S., 5408 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210.
The policies of the Associated Sulpicians of the U.S. comply with all applicable discrimination laws. It is committed to being racially inclusive and to actively pursuing a multicultural commitment in all aspects of its ministry. Employees are selected on the basis of qualifications while complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in order to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status or other legally protected status.
This position is subject to the Associated Sulpicians’ background check policy.
Additional Salary Information: A comprehensive benefits package including paid sick, vacation, and holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and retirement contributions. Professional travel funding available.
About Associated Sulpicians of the U.S.
The Associated Sulpicians of the United States (www.sulpicians.org) is a community of diocesan priests dedicated to preparing diocesan seminarians for the Roman Catholic priesthood and ongoing formation for seminarians and priests. The Sulpicians came to this country in 1791, where they established the country’s first Roman Catholic Seminary at Baltimore, Maryland, St. Mary’s Seminary & University. Today, they staff seminaries in Maryland, Texas, Washington, DC, Zambia, and Malawi.