Stewardship and Development Officer

Stewardship and Development Office - Omaha

Fundraising
Full-Time
POSITION: Stewardship and Development Officer
DEPARTMENT: Stewardship and Development Office
REPORTS TO: Stewardship and Development Office Director
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 2, 2021
CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt
HOURS PER WEEK: 40

POSITION SUMMARY

With a significant focus on constituent relations, this position provides leadership, program management and communications to engage community members in the mission and activities of the Archdiocese of Omaha including the annual Archbishop’s Dinner for Education, Archbishop’s Committee for Development, and the Stewardship and Development Education and Networking Series.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Constituent Relations:

Invite community members to share their leadership, expertise and material resources with the Archdiocese of Omaha in order for it to remain vibrant and to fulfill its mission and vision
• Identify and cultivate prospective major supporters of the Archdiocese
• Invite ongoing and transformational support from major donors of the Archdiocese of Omaha
• Implement effective communications and activities to steward, inspire and increase donor support

Program Management:

Oversee the successful implementation of major activities of the Stewardship and Development Office (SDO) including the annual Archbishop’s Dinner for Education, Archbishop’s Committee for Development and the Stewardship and Development Education and Networking Series
• Act as liaison between SDO and contracted planning organization
• Clearly define vision, purpose, strategies, and goals of each activity
• Recruit and engage strong leadership and volunteers to significantly impact the efforts of the SDO
• Guide strategic vision, content, messaging and operations to ensure activities achieve its important goals
• Create and oversee the implementation of communication plans that ensure the success of the major activities of the Stewardship and Development Office

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Demonstrated leadership and accomplishment in the advancement field with a proven success in fundraising
• Strong work ethic and demonstrate personal integrity even in difficult situations
• Ability to use critical thinking to solve complex problems and strategically plan
• Outstanding interpersonal skills to create strong relationships within the Archdiocese
• Ability to influence, lead and motivate others not under direct authority
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to set and achieve goals aligned to the vision and mission of the Archdiocese
• Clear commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church and the ability to represent the Archdiocese of Omaha in a professional manner
• Ability to work on a team and contribute to a positive and supportive work environment
• Ability to ask current and prospective donors for gifts to support the efforts of the Archdiocese
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Ability to implement marketing and communications strategies
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge and NXT

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Minimum three (3) years’ experience in development or advancement office or other related experience required

WORKING CONDITIONS: PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

• Routine office environment; ADA-accessible building.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Approximately 10%; Travel throughout the Archdiocese to meet with current and prospective donors