Community Relations Director – St. Gall Church (Chicago, IL)

Fundraising, FT Employee
St. Gall Church (Chicago, IL)


Join us as St. Gall embarks upon the journey to become the pre-eminent Latino Parish in the United States. We are actively seeking a Community Relations Director.

The Community Relations Director is responsible for leading and managing the St. Gall Parish Fund (“Friends of St. Gall”) Community Relations and Resource Development Programs. The Director raises awareness and funds for the ministry and school programs at the Parish where more than 4,000 parishioners are represented. The Community Relations Director personally represents St. Gall Parish (Church and School) and supports benefactors and potential benefactors in their desire to aide in the advancement of our mission. The Director maintains a portfolio of “Friends of St. Gall” Fund benefactors; (S)he conducts discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the “Friends of St. Gall” Fund benefactors and potential benefactors. This position requires enthusiasm for community relations/development, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a desire to grow in understanding of the fund development field. Additionally, this position requires the ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced, result-driven environment. Other responsibilities include building strategic relationships within the community and other central Catholic organizations in the Chicagoland area.

Position Responsibilities:
Prepares annual plans for all Community Relations and Resource development activities
Develops and maintains a three-year external relation plan and three-year fundraising, plan; meeting goals and metrics
Schedules and conducts face-to-face benefactor visits
Develops and maintains a portfolio of “Friends of St. Gall” Fund including Alumni, current and potential benefactors
Works in conjunction with the Pastor on key relationships
Provides strong, creative and energetic leadership within St. Gall Parish
Attends events as requested/necessary
Assuring /facilitating success and maximizing already existing parish/school fundraising events
Evening and early morning hours as necessary.

– A practicing and faithful Catholic in good standing, who loves the Church and sees development work as an essential ministry
– Bachelor’s Degree Required, Master’s preferred
– 1-3 years in Development Preferred, 3-5 years in Development experience a plus
– Ability to travel as necessary to meet with benefactors and potential benefactors
– Conversational Spanish and enthusiasm for the Latino culture preferred

The Director position is compensated within the guidelines of St. Gall Parish. Total compensation will include a benefits package and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:
To apply, please include cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] and to request an application. No phone calls. (0)

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