Director of Development

The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) transforms the lives of children and their families by providing access to education for at-risk students at the lowest poverty levels. The Director of Development is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director, responsible for cultivating and securing contributions from donors to meet annual fundraising goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote fundraising programs in the community to increase awareness and understanding.
  • Meet donors individually or in group settings, in person or by phone, to promote CEF and acquire gifts.
  • Oversee the operation of major giving and annual giving programs to meet established goals.
  • Provide program updates to the Executive Director and CEF Board of Directors.
  • Build strong, long-lasting relationships with donors/prospects; track success in donor database.
  • Assist other CEF fundraising activities to ensure CEF’s overall success.
  • Supervise one administrative staff position.
  • Undergraduate degree in non-profit, business development or similar field, with a minimum of five (5) five successful years in fundraising or corporate sales.
  • Intermediate skill level in MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Non-profit fundraising and development experience is a strong plus.
  • Direct experience working with volunteer leaders.