Catholics for Choice (CFC), a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that serves as a voice for Catholics who believe that the Catholic tradition supports a woman’s moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of sexuality and reproductive health, is looking for a talented Development Director. This is an opportunity to be part of a successful and fast-paced nonprofit with a close-knit staff of passionate individuals who share a commitment to reproductive choice, social justice and true religious liberty.
The Development Director works with the president to develop and implement a comprehensive national fundraising strategy to raise $3 million annually to support CFC’s initiatives. This includes the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of foundation grants and major gift from individuals. Catholics for Choice is looking for someone who is committed to advancing reproductive health and abortion rights and access around the world and has demonstrated experience in managing and implementing a successful fundraising program.
This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the president.
Major Responsibilities Include:
Designing and implementing the CFC’s fundraising strategy.
Identifying, cultivating, and retaining foundation and individual donors.
Managing communications with donors, including proposal writing and reporting for foundations and appeals to individual donors, and engagement with current and prospective donors at all levels.
Ensuring timely and complete fulfillment of activities and expenditures consistent with grant agreements.
Monitoring economic and interest factors relating to philanthropy in general, and to funding trends on issues relative to CFC’s mission and to CFC’s donor base to ensure adequate diversity in institutional support and responsiveness to funding opportunities and challenges.
Preparing proposals and reports as required for foundations and other donors.
Preparing routine and special correspondence including acknowledgement of gifts and grants, program updates and items of interest to donors.
Preparing appeals to individual donors twice a year, or more as required.
Preparing internal program reports for senior staff.
Ensuring adherence to obligations of grant agreements.
Maintaining physical files and database records for individual and foundation donors.
Participating in planning, forecasting and prospecting for foundation and individual donors.
Administering occasional in-house solicitations and coordinating with an external direct mail vendor for other direct mail solicitations.
Administering the Combined Federal Campaign activities and mailings.
Bachelor’s degree and six or more years’ of development experience, with an emphasis on foundation fundraising.
Interest in religion, reproductive health, and women’s rights.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Proficiency with fundraising databases, Microsoft Office, Access, Word, and Excel.
Able to work independently and to work effectively with a variety of colleagues.
Knowledge of Catholicism is a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include medical and dental insurance (CFC pays 100% of employee premium), generous paid time off (vacation, sick, personal days and holidays), 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution, commuter benefits and more.