Catholic Theological Union (CTU) seeks a full-time Director of Development to lead our ongoing fundraising and community engagement needs. The Director of Development reports directly to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and is responsible for the design and implementation of our development plan. This will include CTU’s annual fund, foundation relations and grant writing, event planning and execution, donor stewardship and cultivation, community partnerships and collaboration. As a member of the Advancement Team, the individual works closely with team members, to ensure the fulfillment of CTU’s mission.
The individual must be committed to CTU’s mission and have both a passion for and successful track record in fundraising and donor relations. The Director of Development must be able to motivate and support Board members, faculty & staff, alumni and donors to reach targeted annual fundraising goals.
The Director of Development also works with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in producing the annual report and the quarterly Board of Trustees’ Development Reports. CTU is in a campaign celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is expected that the Director of Development will support securing and stewarding campaign gifts and she/he will play an active role in the school’s 50th Anniversary celebration taking place in 2018-19.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualities and Abilities Required
Creative, self-starter, team player
Visionary and strategic leadership related to philanthropy
Superb written, verbal and interpersonal skills
Organization skills, versatility, and ability to prioritize and balance a multi-faceted work load
Minimum of 5 years experience in a comparable senior leadership position with a broad and successful record in fundraising.
Sensitivity and appreciation for working in a Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry
Experience and high degree of competency with fundraising software
Ability and willingness to travel, drive to appointments, and work nights and evenings as needed
Direct experience in capital campaign fundraising is a plus
Catholic Theological Union is one of the largest Roman Catholic graduate schools of theology and ministry in the United States with a diverse and international student body and a variety of academic and pastoral programs at the masters and doctoral level.