Development Director #17-31

DEV Full Time, Oahu

The Development Director is responsible for assisting VP of Philanthropy with strategic direction in prospecting potential donors including establishing and cultivating strong and meaningful relations with donors, constituencies and agencies that provide philanthropic support for Catholic Charities Hawai’i.  This position is charged with planning, organizing and managing a donor-centric program that acknowledges, engages and stewards donors.  The Development Director is also responsible for handling the day-to-day operations of the Development Department including the management of its employees.  The Development Director must demonstrate an active commitment to Catholic Charities Hawaii’s mission and strive to incorporate the organization’s four core values in all aspects of daily work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to the following:
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the Development Department including management of its employees, volunteers, and interns which may include, but is not limited to:
    • Interview, recommends selection of, and trains new hires.
    • Directs daily work and evaluates direct reports.
    • Ensures quality of work from and deadlines are met by direct reports.
  • Assists the VP of Philanthropy and development team to develop fundraising strategies and tools, set goals, develop timetables and work plans for successful fundraising.
  • Manages annual development programs (examples include CC Sunday, Annual Fund)
  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with existing donors and prospective donors:
    • Develops a personalized plan for each donor/prospect that includes, but is not limited to:  individual goals based on the donor’s history of giving and knowledge of that donor’s potential; a timeframe in which to move the donor/prospect through the engagement and solicitation cycle; proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship.
    • Build and actively manage a portfolio of 75-125 major and principal gift prospects.
    • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors. Make appointments for personal visits with major and principal gift prospects that ultimately lead to gift solicitations.
  • Manages AUW and CFC presentation schedule and performs community presentations as needed.
  • Participates in developing solicitation materials, case statements, and brochures.
  • Works in collaboration with other staff to prepare reports and prospect research materials.
  • Initiates and assists in design and implementing regular donor and prospect cultivation and stewardship events which includes, but is not limited to larger group receptions, small 1-1 meetings, etc.
  • Implements techniques and develops relationships with key staff and volunteers (leadership and program staff; development committee; campaign committee; board members, etc.) in order to continually identify prospective donors.

Bachelors degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field with five (5) years demonstrated success in fundraising, marketing, communications, and/or public relations.

Applicable background checks: HI State criminal check, verification of education, driver’s license, access to an insured vehicle, and no-fault insurance cards.