Senior Director of Advancement and Campaign Planning – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York (New York, NY)

Fundraising, FT Employee
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York (New York, NY)

BACKGROUND: Catholic Charities protects and nurtures more than 10,000 children each year through activities from Head Start to afterschool programs and foster care; provides over 6 million nutritious meals to those less fortunate; prevents more than 6,500 families from becoming homeless; and maintains and renovates affordable apartments for over 2,500 struggling families. Those with developmental disabilities and mental illness find safety, respect and caring; and immigrants are helped to avoid exploitation, learn English and find employment. For more information on these important programs please visit

FUNDING: With an aggregate annual operating budget of approximately $12 million, a significant percentage of Catholic Charities programs and services are funded thorough city and state government grants and contracts. Historically, the agency has relied heavily on special event income to generate unrestricted support; a dedicated advancement program was implemented only within the last decade. The sustainability and growth of Catholic Charities will rely on its success in building additional sources of contributed income, most notably major individual gifts.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Senior Director of Advancement and Campaign Planning is a newly-created, highly-visible position. Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual also will work with the Board of Trustees to develop and lead a compelling, strategic advancement plan to diversify funding opportunities and tap the significant potential for increased philanthropic support. Catholic Charities will celebrate its centennial in 2017, and the individual in this role will take the lead responsibility for planning and implementing a comprehensive fundraising campaign with endowment, programmatic and capital components.

The advancement team currently comprises the Director of Institutional Advancement, Senior Development Consultant, Director of Operations, Events Coordinator, Donor Database Associate, Junior Board Associate, Volunteer Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated success in advancement/development leadership in a major not-for-profit setting; knowledge of the New York philanthropic community; experience with the entire range of giving strategies including unrestricted and dedicated funding, annual and capital campaigns, and major gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations; success as a front-line major gift solicitor; capital campaign leadership experience; knowledge of direct response and e-philanthropy; experience working effectively with board members; strategic planning skills; ability to attract talent and build a strong, cohesive team spirit; knowledgeable about leveraging innovative technology, including digital and social media, to enhance fundraising; a warm, engaging style; the ability to articulate compelling cases for support; sound judgment and maturity; creative and entrepreneurial; diplomatic and politically savvy; a team-oriented, collaborative style; excellent time-management and follow-up skills; able to participate in agency/community events; a genuine interest in the Catholic Charities mission; bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. To apply, visit and click on the “Assignments” tab on the top menu. (0) (7752 Posts)

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