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Director of Advancement

The Director of Advancement reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of a comprehensive development program including fundraising, communications, and constituent relations.  The Director of Advancement works closely with other staff, volunteers, and serves as an advisor to the Chaplain on matters affecting the institution.  Primary responsibilities and relationships with other people in the institution are outlined below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Craft a vision for the development program appropriate for the Newman Center.
  2. Oversee the establishment of policy and protocol on all issues pertaining to the development program.
  3. Prepare, with the assistance of other team members, an annual plan for development which includes goals, action plans and a budget.
  4. Responsible for all matters related to the execution, management, and support of the fund development program.
  5. Develop and maintain a five-year plan for the development program which is updated annually.
  6. Identify, cultivate, solicit and close leadership gifts.  Maintain an active pool of prospects in this category.
  7. Conduct a minimum of twenty (20) face-to-face visits monthly with potential benefactors in the form of Discovery, Cultivation, Solicitation or Stewardship meetings.
  8. Assist in scheduling, coordination and follow-up of face-to-face visits for the Chaplain or other staff and volunteers as appropriate.
  9. Supervise the stewardship process, including prompt gift acknowledgement, for all benefactors.
  10. Prepare reports as appropriate and submit to the Chaplain.
  11. Plan and supervise direct mail, phone-a-thon, special event, and other solicitation activities as needed (currently three appeal letters annually, in addition to email solicitation).
  12. Plan and supervise the production and distribution of newsletters, brochures and other marketing materials in support of the campus ministry (currently four newsletters annually).
  13. Perform additional duties as assigned by the Chaplain to include special projects to assist in the overall fund-raising efforts.
  14. Assist with the planning and implementation of a capital campaign, in conjunction with the larger Diocese of Phoenix capital campaign.
  15. Provide direction, instruction, and supervision of a student intern assisting with the advancement office.


  • A practicing and faithful Catholic in good standing, who loves the Church and sees development work at Catholic campus ministry centers as an essential ministry.
  • Baccalaureate degree or higher.
  • Involvement in a campus ministry program as a student, or three years’ demonstrated success and experience in managing a fund development program.
  • Thorough knowledge of fund-raising principles or a willingness to learn them.
  • Enthusiasm and excellent people skills are essential.  The successful candidate must have the flexibility to handle the needs of a fast-paced office and the special needs of benefactors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and to lead and motivate others, especially volunteers.
  • Thoroughness in planning and implementing work, including goals, budget, timetables, and action steps to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with the Chaplain, other staff members, a development consultant, campus representatives, and volunteers.
  • Affinity with, and passion for, the overall mission of the Catholic campus ministry.

Cooperative Working Relationships:

The Director of Advancement works closely with the other team members that staff the Catholic Center to promote awareness and understanding of the Center; to secure appropriate funding for ongoing programs, capital projects and endowment; and to ensure that the institution serves the appropriate publics it is intended to serve.  The Director of Advancement serves on the administrative management team of the Center.  The Director of Advancement works closely with the Leadership Council and other volunteer groups.  To apply for the position please submit your resume to  For questions please call Nicole at 480-368-8699.