DEPARTMENT: Development (Annual Appeal)
SUPERVISED BY: Director
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Exempt
SALARY GRADE: E26
SALARY RANGE: $59,991 to $69,990 D.O.E.
This individual will administer and oversee multiple direct mail projects, serving an integral part of the management for both planning and. implementing campaigns, with a high degree of customization and emotional appeal.
This individual will help manage the day-to-day operations within the office.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work closely with the Director to help develop and lead a comprehensive annual appeal program, including strategies to focus on securing new donors.
- Working with key advancement staff to assist implementing other Archdiocesan wide initiatives.
- Assist in developing strategies to develop giving societies, alumni groups, and incorporate electronic giving campaigns.
- Responsible for working with outside vendors- specifically, printers & mail fulfillment centers.
- Work with creative team on concepts for campaigns.
- Provide oversight and strategic vision to fund raising activity.
- Develop and implement staff performance measures.
- Responsible for the overall strategic development of the major donors, especially in the context of multi-year, multi-faceted and donor-centric approaches to fundraising.
- Oversee budgets, progress, deadlines, goals and objectives related to specific campaigns.
- Manage the content and updates to the Department's websites.
- Provide support to, and training of staff as needed.
- Organize annual training sessions for parish leadership.
- Organizes and coordinates all of the training, lead gifts, clergy solicitation, direct mail, in-pew, and mail/phone follow-up phases of the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal, including preparation, production and distribution of the taped homily, the opening and closing tabloids, training, promotional and solicitation materials.
- Administers the Business Unit, including timely and accurate processing of all pledges, payments, corrections and record updates, and regularly schedule total updates of parish rosters.
- Oversees the design and production of all required materials and assures their timely delivery to the Archdiocese and to the parishes.
- Oversees the preparation and distribution of the kickoffs and final report tabloids.
- Researches state of the art campaign implementation techniques and recommends appropriate trials and/or full implementation of those that would be appropriate to the Annual Appeal.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Development.
Education and Experience
Any combination of experience and education likely to provide the required
knowledge, skills and ability, typically:
- Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or related field.
- Minimum 3 year's professional experience in either: non-profit
fundraising, commercial sales or experience in marketing, selling and
- Experience in direct mail appeals.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Active members of a Roman Catholic faith community.
- Major gifts fundraising, giving campaigns, constituent relations, event
management and/or volunteer management.
- Must possess knowledge of fundraising principles and practices.
- Aptitude for the effective use of information systems in support of a
- Maintain a professional, polished demeanor.
- Initiative and independence in carrying out responsibilities.
- Identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects.
- Commitment to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy in donor records.
- Marketing and stakeholder/constituent relations.
- Proficiency with basic accounting principles.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both written and oral which transcend diverse audiences.
- Excellent organization skills with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and a variety of demands.
- Strong self-motivation and the ability to work as a team member.
- Must be able to work in an environment of constant demands and
- Must have reliable transportation.
- Detail-oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills.
- Problem solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics, and
dedication to the mission of the Archdiocese.
- Demonstrated ability to work accurately and effectively with data systems.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse
backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of
cooperation and positive reactions to change and conflict resolution.
- Must be able to work an irregular schedule, evenings or Saturday as
needed, additional hours during peak times or as required.
- Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
- Sit for prolonged periods of time.
- Bend, stoop or walk as needed.
- Sustain frequent movement of fingers, wrists, hands and arms. Use of personal computer and telephone (eye and hand strain).
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010