Career Opportunities

At The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP), we are dedicated to helping donors achieve their charitable goals. Are you interested in joining our dynamic staff and helping to make a difference? 


Major Gifts/Development Officer


The Major Gifts/Development Officer is responsible for working with the Board of Trustees, Development Team, MAS, Marketing, CFGP volunteers and other key stakeholders to develop and meet the strategic plan objectives for this Roman Catholic apostolate. This includes developing strong relationships with existing and potential donor candidates throughout the country, helping to protect and determine strategic development goals, and engaging board members and volunteers in the cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, or 10+ years in the industry
  • Minimum of seven years of professional development experience in fundraising with a non-profit (preferred)
  •  Experience in closing Leadership Gifts
  • Outstanding communication skills including the ability to listen effectively
  • Natural relationship builder who can find and make connections between people’s passions and the mission of the organization
  • Self-starter who is persistent and flexible
  • Organized individual who pays attention to detail and follows through with contacts in an appropriate time-frame
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of donors through the Donor Engagement Process from identification to stewardship
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Greater Philadelphia area (PA/NJ/DE)
  • Experience in working with the entire spectrum of donors from loyal, recurring donors to new prospects
  • Ability to use referrals, networking, and research to grow a portfolio
  •  Solid understanding of the Catholic faith
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to direct staff

Critical Success Criteria

  • Communication Skills – Excellent written and oral communications, expresses ideas and thoughts in a clear and effective manner with internal and external stakeholders; willing to communicate new ideas
  •  Initiative – Thinks and acts independently; anticipates what needs to be done and reacts accordingly
  • Flexibility and Adaptability – Handles deviations from routine without assistance; readily accepts changes in procedures, assignments and priorities
  • Working through the Organization – A collaborative team player that gains the trust and respect of leadership, co-workers and outside contacts, and the ability to network to accomplish goals
  • Attitude and Commitment – Genuine interest in stakeholders and co-workers; willing to go the extra step for the organization’s success, committed to prayerful servant leadership

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Development
  • Planned Giving
  • Funds (Donor-Advised and Endowments)
  • Foundation Growth

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to Lara Szott, Administrative Assistant, at