Foundation President

Institute of Priestly Formation - Omaha



Name of Facility: Institute for Priestly Formation Foundation
11626 Nicholas St
Omaha, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Rev. Richard Gabuzda


Department: Institute for Priestly Formation Foundation
Reports to: Foundation Board Chairperson

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Increase overall philanthropic support to IPF.
• Provide proactive, creative, strategic leadership to drive the success of the development plan, including building up investments and establishing a national outreach.
• Oversee and coordinate all plans to build and foster relationships with current and prospective donors in conjunction with the Institute’s Executive Director, maintaining local contacts while building national relationships.
• Develop and maintain a robust major gifts program.
• Cultivate long-term relationships with candidates for planned giving programs.
• Create and manage an annual fundraising budget in coordination with the Foundation Board and the IPF Executive Director.
• Oversee all donor and prospect communications including e-newsletters and print newsletters, in consultation with the IPF Executive Director, with production support from the Foundation staff.
• Provide daily supervision and management of paid staff and volunteer positions doing development work.
• Support the Foundation Board and designated Board committees, developing agendas, preparing related documentation, and minutes for meetings.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Demonstrated success in securing major support from private and/or public sources for educational and operational projects, grant writing and meeting annual fund goals
• Demonstrated success working as a member of a team and developing effective working relationships with board members, staff, volunteers, the public and donors
• Proven record of working with alumni and cultivating those connections
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including verbal, written, and listening
• Friendly, professional manner
• Excellent, positive, and authentic relationship skills
• Deep knowledge of fundraising processes, practices, and procedures
• Proficiency in working with fund raising software, and Excel, Word, and Power Point
• Demonstrated experience in Roman Catholic Church fundraising
• Ability to enthusiastically support the mission of the Institute for Priestly Formation

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in related area
• 5-7 years of experience with fund development

Application Instructions

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