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Assistant Director

Development - Annual Appeal

Posted 2/14/2019 until 7/20/2019



This individual will administer and oversee multiple direct mail projects, serving an integral part of the management for both planning and. implementing campaigns, with a high degree of customization and emotional appeal.

This individual will help manage the day-to-day operations within the office.




  • Work closely with the Director to help develop and lead a comprehensive annual appeal program, including strategies to focus on securing new donors.
  • Working with key advancement staff to assist implementing other Archdiocesan wide initiatives.
  • Assist in developing strategies to develop giving societies, alumni groups, and incorporate electronic giving campaigns.
  • Responsible for working with outside vendors- specifically, printers & mail fulfillment centers.
  • Work with creative team on concepts for campaigns
  • Provide oversight and strategic vision to fund raising activity.
  • Develop and implement staff performance measures.
  • Responsible for the overall strategic development of the major donors, especially in the context of multi-year, multi-faceted and donor-centric approaches to fundraising.
  • Oversee budgets, progress, deadlines, goals and objectives related to specific campaigns.
  • Manage the content and updates to the Department's websites.
  • Provide support to, and training of staff as needed.
  • Organize annual training sessions for parish leadership.
  • Organizes and coordinates all of the training, lead gifts, clergy solicitation, direct mail, in-pew, and mail/phone follow-up phases of the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal, including preparation, production and distribution of the taped homily, the opening and closing tabloids, training, promotional and solicitation materials.
  • Administers the Business Unit, including timely and accurate processing of all pledges, payments, corrections and record updates, and regularly schedule total updates of parish rosters.
  • Oversees the design and production of all required materials and assures their timely delivery to the Archdiocese and to the parishes.
  • Oversees the preparation and distribution of the kickoffs and final report tabloids
  • Researches state of the art campaign implementation techniques and recommends appropriate trials and/or full implementation of those that would be appropriate to the Annual Appeal.                                                               
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Development.



Education and Experience

Any combination of experience and education likely to provide the required knowledge, skills and ability, typically:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or related field.
  • Minimum 3 year's professional experience in either: non-profit fundraising, commercial sales or experience in marketing, selling and customer service.
  • Experience in direct mail appeals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of:


  • Active members of a Roman Catholic faith community.
  • Major gifts fundraising, giving campaigns, constituent relations, event management and/or volunteer management
  • Must possess knowledge of fundraising principles and practices.
  • Aptitude for the effective use of information systems in support of a development program.
  • Maintain a professional, polished demeanor.


​Skills in:

  • Initiative and independence in carrying out responsibilities.
  • Identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy in donor records.
  • Marketing and stakeholder/constituent relations
  • Proficiency with basic accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both written and oral which transcend diverse audiences.
  • Excellent organization skills with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and a variety of demands.
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to work as a team member.
  • Must be able to work in an environment of constant demands and frequent interruptions.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills.


Ability to:


  • Problem solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of the Archdiocese.
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately and effectively with data systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of cooperation and positive reactions to change and conflict resolution.
  • Must be able to work an irregular schedule, evenings or Saturday as needed, additional hours during peak times or as required.
  • Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds
  • Sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Bend, stoop or walk as needed
  • Sustain frequent movement of fingers, wrists, hands and arms Use of personal computer and telephone (eye and hand strain).

How to Apply:
Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on the Archdiocese website at:
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume and cover letter to:
Please submit the email with the following subject line:
Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, and Location​

Information/Application Contact:

Development - Annual Appeal
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6116
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