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Job Description

The Development Director reports directly to the Chaplain and is responsible for leading and managing the fund development program, raising funds for the ministry and programs of the Didde Catholic Campus Center at Emporia State University, and managing all committees involved in fund development activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare annual plans for all fund development activities. Develop and maintain a three-year plan for the development program, and update it annually.
  • Responsible for all matters related to the execution, management, and support of the fund development program.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and close gifts. Maintain an active pool of prospective benefactors who can support the ministry.
  • Conduct a minimum of twenty (20) face-to-face visits monthly with potential benefactors in the form of Discovery, Cultivation, Solicitation or Stewardship meetings.
  • Assist in scheduling, coordination and follow-up of face-to-face visits for the Chaplain of Campus Ministry or other staff and volunteers as appropriate.
  • Supervise the stewardship process, including prompt gift acknowledgement, for all benefactors.
  • Prepare reports as appropriate and submit to the Chaplain of Catholic Campus Ministry.
  • Plan and supervise direct mail, phone-a-thon, special events, and other solicitation activities as needed.
  • Plan and supervise the production and distribution of newsletters, brochures, and other marketing materials in support of the campus ministry.
  • Direct the organization and management of the comprehensive development program through supervision of volunteers and development staff.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Chaplain, including special projects to assist in the overall fund-raising efforts.


  • A practicing and faithful Catholic in good standing, who loves the Church and sees development work at Catholic campus ministry centers as an essential ministry.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Involvement in a campus ministry program as a student, or three years’ demonstrated success and experience in managing a fund development program.
  • Thorough knowledge of fund-raising principles, or a willingness to learn them.
  • Enthusiasm and excellent people skills are essential. The successful candidate must have the flexibility to handle the needs of a fast-paced office and the special needs of benefactors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with online spreadsheets, cloud file storage, and digital calendars.
  • Ideal candidates will also have familiarity with professional graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite or other publishing suite for the creation of printed materials.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and to lead and motivate others, especially volunteers.
  • Thoroughness in planning and implementing work, including goals, budget, timetables, and action steps to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with the Chaplain, other staff members, a development consultant, campus representatives, and volunteers.
  • Affinity with, and passion for, the overall mission of the Catholic mission to higher education.
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