Since 1905 Catholic Extension has been providing funding and resources to poor communities across the U.S. With the generosity of individual donors and local and national foundations, we raise funds to help these poor, forgotten and often isolated communities flourish. Annually, Catholic Extension supports over 1,200 programs and projects throughout the U.S., for a total of approximately $20 million in funding. We invest in:
BUILDINGS by supporting the construction and renovation of churches and church facilities.
LEADERS for the Church by providing education, training and support to seminarians, priests, sisters, deacons and lay leaders.
MINISTRIES by supporting pastoral, youth, young adult, campus and outreach ministries, Catholic schools and religious education.
We are open to individuals who have worked in private wealth management and would like to transition to a nonprofit. We’re in search of a Director of Planned Giving who will oversee one of Catholic Extension’s strongest fundraising programs with almost $10 million in annual realized bequest intentions, a legacy donor society of more than 1,300 members and a gift annuity program totaling more than $30 million. Overall, Catholic Extension raises $25 million annually from 30,000 donors.
This role will:
Report directly to the Assistant Vice President for Development.
Be a senior leader on the 20+ member development team within a mature program.
Maintain a comprehensive understanding of Catholic Extension’s regional and national funding initiatives in order to articulate the organization’s mission and special initiatives.
Coordinate the execution of Catholic Extension’s overall planned giving strategy leveraging all resources across the entire development team.
Engage with new prospective planned gift donors through visits, phone calls, personalized mailings and stewardship, using a moves management system.
HOW TO APPLY:
We have partnered with DeVine Consulting to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and application (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to Margie DeVine at: CE19PG.firstname.lastname@example.org. Further inquiries or questions? Please contact Margie directly at 773-892-2993.
Catholic Extension has 50 full-time employees based at its headquarters in Chicago or in one of its regional offices. Our talented and experienced staff works in a dynamic, fast-paced, and team-focused culture. We offer competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, matched 403b, paid time off, holidays, professional development opportunities, and more.
About Catholic Extension
Catholic Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation that may be necessary to participate in the application process.
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, disability, 403b with company matching, paid time off, paid company holidays, commuter assistance, professional development opportunities, mentoring and more!
Catholic Extension is located at 150 S. Wacker Drive, 20th floor, Chicago, IL. For more information about the organization, please visit: www.catholicextension.org.