Stewardship & Development Officer

Stewardship and Development Office - Omaha

POSITION TITLE: Stewardship & Development Officer

DEPARTMENT: Stewardship & Development Office

REPORTS TO: Stewardship & Development Director

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 20, 2022

CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt


The Stewardship and Development Office (SDO) advances the mission and vision of the Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha and its parishes, schools, and ministries by implementing high quality and spiritually impactful programs that develop the leadership and resources to meet their priorities. The Stewardship and Development Officer is responsible for ensuring the growth of the Catholic Futures Foundation of Northeast Nebraska (CFF) and assisting in its management. In partnership with the Board of Trustees and other Curia Staff, the SDO Officer is responsible for the growth and management of the Foundation. CFF assists with professional investment management and oversight of long-term, restricted funds which enables the parishes, schools, and ministries to pursue their missions with confidence.


Catholic Futures Foundation Growth (65%)
• Work with Board of Directors and SDO Director to create and implement a plan for significant growth in CFF.
• Identify, cultivate, and invite current and prospective donors to expand the impact of CFF on the parishes, schools, and ministries of the Archdiocese, traveling as needed to build and advance relationships.
• Work with parishes, schools, Catholic organizations, and donors with opening new accounts.
• Oversee the development and implementation of a marketing and communication strategy to create awareness and understanding of CFF among current and prospective donors.
• Create and implement a stewardship plan for those who support CFF, including annual impact reports for organizations and donors.
• Coordinate with SDO’s Legacy Planning Officer a strategy that ensures constituents see CFF as a meaningful planned giving opportunity.
Board of Trustees Management (15%)
• Facilitate all activities of the Board of Trustees, including:
o Board recruitment, orientation, and communication.
o Biannual board meetings essential to CFF’s growth and impact.
o Ongoing activities of the four Board subcommittees that oversee investments, development, and executive decisions.
o Strategic planning to ensure CFF is fulfilling its mission and vision.

Catholic Futures Foundation Operations Management (10%)
• Partner with the Archdiocese of Omaha Finance Office to facilitate the annual and ongoing operations of the Foundations:
o Work with and monitor vendors including investment advisors, accounting firms, and technology partners.
o Preserve historical records of CFF financial activity and execute sustainability plan.
o Manage process for establishing new accounts and processing fund contributions.
o Facilitate the annual distribution process.
o Develop and execute all operational communication with account holders including but not limited to sub-accounting statements, annual distribution process, and investment policy changes/updates.
o In partnership with the Catholic Schools Office, coordinate the high school Tuition Assistance Program.

Stewardship and Development Office Involvement (10%)
• Support other efforts in the SDO Office including Archbishop’s Committee for Development, Stewardship and Development Education and Networking Series, Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, and Archdiocesan Legacy Planning efforts.

• Ability to work on a team and contribute to a positive and supportive work environment.
• Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
• Proven ability to design and implement plans to achieve identified goals.
• Ability to research, invite, and secure funds from individual and organizational relationships.
• Successfully guide the viability of the CFF with Curia Staff and volunteer Board Members to achieve goals and fulfill responsibilities.
• Strong customer service skills to support account holders.
• Knowledge of current principles and practices of foundation fund-raising and communication techniques.
• Ability to build and maintain relationships on behalf of the Archdiocese.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Ability to create and successfully implement development, marketing, and communications strategies.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge.

• Bachelor’s Degree in business, philanthropy, or a related field required.
• Proven fundraising experience required, non-profit fundraising experience preferred.
• Minimum five years’ experience in advancement or development preferred.
• Background in and/or knowledge of the Catholic Church with a demonstrated commitment to the mission and teachings of the Church.

• Routine office environment; ADA-accessible building.

• Travel within the Archdiocese of Omaha as needed to build and advance donor relations or attend events.