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Diocesan Development Director

Company: Diocese of Lafayette
Date Posted: March 26, 2018

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Diocesan Development Director at our Chancery office in Lafayette, Ind.  The Diocesan Development Director leads all stewardship and development activities for the central administration of the diocese.

Essential duties of this role include creating a long-term plan for diocesan-level giving, including potentially new or modified annual and biennial giving programs, plus capital campaign and parish-level stewardship programs.

The incumbent will oversee all current development programs, such as Fruitful Harvest and the Seminarian Appeal, while exploring process improvements.  This individual will also serve as a lead staff person on the Board of Directors of the Lafayette Diocesan Foundation, Inc., coordinating the activities of the Foundation and the Board, including administering funds, creating and maintaining endowments and creating the Foundation's annual report.

Qualified candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in an area of public administration, marketing, communication, philanthropy or related field and five years' experience in non-profit fund raising, development or related area.  Strong communication, public speaking and public relations skills are needed, along with excellent organizational development and analytical skills.  Blackbaud NXT experience preferred.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Jeanne Lausten, Director of Human Resources, at