Regional Development Director

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Archdiocese of Denver

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Denver CO


1300 S. Steele Street

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Regional Development Director for Weld and Larimer Counties – The Catholic Alliance (TCA)

The Regional Director of Development represents The Catholic Alliance (“TCA”) and its ministry partners with leading benefactors within a certain geographic area of Metro Denver and Northern Colorado (primarily Weld and Larimer Counties but could include other counties also). Works in partnership with the central TCA Development office, colleagues and various ministry leaders. Execute identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies that join the philanthropic interests of donors with the   needs of the Archdiocese of Denver ministries. This position will be based in a northern Colorado community, reports to the Executive Vice President, Development, and works with one or more of the nine ministry leaders.

Primary Responsibilities:

▪  Collaborate with Executive Vice President of Development to prepare annual fundraising  projections, and create plans and goals for the region.
▪  Track Development issues and develop long-term strategies and plans.

Donor Relationships:
▪  Identify and maintain individual and corporate/foundation prospects based on        TCA’s  fundraising priorities.
▪  Build relationships with a designated number of donors with attendance at twenty or more scheduled evening events per year (e.g.., private dinners, major fund raising events, etc.).
▪  Actively solicit and close gifts and work with TCA, ministry and church leadership to effectively identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors toward increased levels of giving.
▪  Coordinate visits with major gift prospects, donors, and key individuals for the CEO of TCA,  Executive Vice President of Development, certain Board of Directors, lay and Church leaders as appropriate.

Leadership Attributes:
▪  A team player, inclusive, flexible, and self-motivated.
▪  Creative initiative, strong organizational skills, resourceful and willing to take charge.
▪  Foster the highest level of confidentiality; ethics, integrity and professional demeanor.
▪  Demonstrate excellence and objective fairness in customer orientation.

Qualifications and Minimum Requirements:
▪  Be a fully initiated Catholic in the communion of the Catholic Church and intentionally living   out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 2041-2043).
▪  Refrain from promotion or approval of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to the Archdiocese of Denver  or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals.
▪  Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business or non-profit administration.
▪  Minimum five years of experience in business with preference for development with an emphasis on major gifts, corporate, foundation and event fundraising.
▪  Excellent written and oral communication skills.
▪  Knowledge of Microsoft Office and familiarity with fundraising database; Blackbaud’s Raiser’s  Edge is preferred.
▪ Trade association membership or certification preferred, such as CFRE (Certified Fund Raising  Executive)

About the Employer:

The Catholic Alliance (“Alliance”) began operations in January 2015 to develop a more efficient approach to fundraising and charitable giving.  The goal is to help those who give a better understanding of the Church, and enhance their engagement with partner ministries.  Operating in a centralized manner, and in accordance with Church teachings, The Alliance connects givers with the needs of each ministry.

The Archdiocese of Denver proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ, celebrates his Sacraments, and exercises his works of mercy, so that all might participate in his salvation and discover the lasting joy of a relationship with him.  The Archdiocese of Denver serves the Catholic Community of Northern Colorado and its various parishes, missions, apostolates, and schools.

The employer requires a cover letter, application (application form can be obtained at and resume, sent via email no later than November 15, 2017, to:   (Please include “Applicant” in the subject line) Finalists will be screened for Criminal Background, Credit History and Motor Vehicle Records (position requires driving to various locations).

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