Executive Director, Catholic Foundation of Maine – Catholic Foundation of Maine (Portland, ME)

Fundraising, FT Employee
Catholic Foundation of Maine (Portland, ME)

The Catholic Foundation of Maine seeks qualified candidates for the full-time position of Executive Director. The Executive Director of the CFM provides the vision, leadership, and supervision for the staff, programs, activities, and affairs of the Foundation, whose mission is to raise funds, make grants, and manage assets to foster philanthropy and advance the priorities in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

The successful candidate will be committed to enthusiastically support the mission and needs of the Catholic Church as identified by the Bishop and CFM Board, possess an advanced degree, and a minimum of five years of stewardship and/or development experience, preferable within a Catholic environment, demonstrating progressively demanding responsibilities. This person will possess excellent writing, oral, and presentation communication skills with a working knowledge of basic computer skills, including spreadsheet and database applications. The candidate will also exhibit excellent organizational and analytical skills, and be a results-oriented self-starter. Travel is required and activities often include evening and weekend work.

If interested, submit letter of interest, resume, three references, and salary history to Elizabeth Allen, Director of Human Resources, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, 510 Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103 or [email protected] Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Summary: Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the primary responsibility is to grow the assets of the foundation, now at $27 Million, in support of its mission through active engagement with key identified constituencies to include: potential donors, professional financial advisors, clergy, parish and diocesan leadership. The Executive Director is also responsible for overseeing the operation, administration and regular communications of the foundation in service to donors, charitable beneficiaries and entities of the Church in Maine.
Essential Duties:
• Raises the awareness of the Catholic Foundation of Maine among key constituencies through traditional means such as annual reports, new media and through outreach activities such as parish seminars.

• Educates and enlists members of Board of Trustees to increase the reach and frequency of contacts and involvement in development activities.

• Actively seeks out new, and supports existing donors to the Foundation through personal contact and ongoing communication and further develops new and existing referral sources.

• Cultivates strong and productive relationships with colleagues both within diocese administration, parishes and other entities creating new or administering existing funds and coordinates as desirable with other Catholic organizations in Maine.

• Oversees the administration the Foundation and of the donor funds to include supervision of staff involved in the Foundation’s timely accounting, acknowledgments and reconciliation and ensures that all wishes of the donors are documented and adhered to over time.

• Working with the board, develops strategic plans and creates annual budgets for approval by the Board of Trustees and regularly reports on the budget and financial performance of the Foundation’s assets and investments, making recommendations to improve same.

• Supports the Board of Trustees through regular reporting, providing key information and working with Board officers and standing and ad hoc committees. Participates in all scheduled meetings.

• Ensures full legal, accounting and canonical reporting requirements are met and that required reports are completed and submitted on time and in compliance with their requirements.

• Other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees

Minimum Qualifications:
1-2 years of Management Experience
5 years of experience in stewardship/development field with a proven track record, preferably in a Catholic environment
Planned Giving Experience Preferred
Ability to travel independently
Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel, power point)
Website administrative skills preferred
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Excellent written, oral and presentation communication skills
Physical Requirements:
Ability to key stroke 2-4 hours per day with reasonable breaks
Ability to sit for 2-4 hours per day with reasonable breaks.
Ability to communicate by phone as needed
Ability to travel throughout the Diocese as needed
Work location:
Based out of Portland, will require travel throughout the Diocese and include evening and weekend work.

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