Director of Advancement

Areas of Responsibility include:

In general, serves as a representative for Catholic Charities. Promotes our vision and mission to the community. Oversees agency website design, staff login page, social media policies, all agency brochures and publications, quarterly newsletters, and annual report. Promotes general agency and special projects in the community.  Participates in media interviews. Attends community events where Catholic Charities’ representation is needed. Writes press releases. Prepares public responses to difficult issues when necessary.

Creates all fundraising appeal materials and mailings (Lenten, Summer, Holiday, Advent).

Establishes relationships with large donors. Reaches out to donors in regards to events.

Special Project Management:
Plans and coordinates fundraising events such as the Lenten Luncheons and Chippewa Valley Event. Develops event concepts/ themes.

Assists with special projects as they arise: (Back 2 school event, Christmas program, Afghanistan project, disaster recovery).

Board Relations:
Liaison between Board of Directors and Agency. Ensures the board has everything they need to conduct regular meetings (annual calendars, agendas, meeting packets).

Responsible for Board login pages.

Attends program and development board committee meetings.

Supervises Development Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, and Afghanistan Project Coordinator.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or related field is required along with prior related work experience. A minimum of 3 years of experience in Marketing/Communications/Public Relations/Development as well as prior supervisory experience preferred.

Proven success with branding.

High Degree of professionalism. Must be able to exhibit patience when working with the public along with grace under pressure.

Excellent communication skills-verbal and written. Must enjoy interacting with the public and various media outlets, including being interviewed on camera.

Proven time management and organizational skills.

Must exhibit an understanding of and enthusiasm for promoting the mission and values of Catholic Charities.

Creativity is a requirement for many aspects of this position-ex. written materials, event planning, and web design.

For immediate consideration, please fill out an application online and attach your resume and cover letter.