Director of Development – St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Ypsilanti, MI)

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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Fundraising, FT Employee
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Ypsilanti, MI)

Director of Development
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ypsilanti MI

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is seeking a DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT to develop and implement fundraising strategies with a focus on individual giving and major gifts to support the work of the parish including campus ministry at Eastern Michigan University, Catholic Urban Project, and Schola Artium.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is a growing parish in Ypsilanti, Michigan, just west of Detroit and east of Ann Arbor. It houses several outreach programs to the community including the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) for the EMU community, Catholic Urban Project (serving the underserved in Ypsilanti), Schola Artium (free afterschool strings and tutoring program for kids), and a new Hispanic ministry.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Development is responsible for identifying and executing a fundraising plan that will support the work of the parish by achieving short and long-term fundraising goals. Primary responsibilities include:
• Developing, implementing, executing, and evaluating an annual fundraising plan
• Securing financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations by cultivating and personally soliciting contributions
• Managing data and gift processing for all donations
• Identifying, cultivating and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donors
• Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
• Overseeing special events
• Developing and tracking proposals and reports for foundation and corporate fundraising
• Researching and writing grants
• Developing and executing planned giving effort
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, in relevant field
• Development experience with proven fundraising capacity
• Able to effectively communicate the mission of the church and the goals of the parish to potential donors
• Excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
• Proficient in relevant technologies
• Able to travel as needed
• Fidelity to the Catholic Church
COMPENSATION:
Salary and incentive package will be based on applicable experience. Please provide salary requirements.
APPLICATION PROCESS:
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, with salary requirements, to: [email protected] or to Karmen Saran, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 411 Florence St., Ypsilanti MI 48197. Please include the job title “DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT” in the subject line of your email or on the front of the envelope. (207)

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