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

Description

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 lszott@catholicfoundationphila.org. 

 

Data Entry Clerk

Description

The Data Entry Clerk will work with the other data staff to process gifts and payments for various Mission Advancement Services clients. They will also be responsible for other general record maintenance and upkeep within the database. In addition, the Data Entry Clerk will be responsible for producing queries and reports as requested by the Data Manager and other senior staff. The Data Entry Clerk will be expected to prioritize their workload and meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

Required Education and Experience

  • Some college required; degree preferred
  • Experience with data entry; Raiser’s Edge experience a plus
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Superior organizational skills and abilities in effectively prioritizing and meeting deadlines
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a focus on donor relations

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gift and payment processing
  • Constituent record additions and maintenance
  • Email signup processing
  • Produce donor and gift reports upon request
  • Provide information to internal and external callers as appropriate, and direct inquiries and requests appropriately
  • Assist administrative staff in coordinating, tracking and disseminating materials for meetings, reports, projects, and mailings as needed
  • Create acknowledgment letters and tax receipts upon request
  • Other duties as assigned

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to Lara Szott, Administrative Assistant, at lszott@catholicfoundationphila.org.

 

Project Coordinator

Description

The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and Manager of Mission Advancement Services in carrying out the Foundation’s development consulting projects. This position requires a broad range of skills in support of key objectives and goals relating to fundraising, development, and marketing.

The Project Coordinator will take lead on one, large client project, but will also be asked to assist with other projects from several different clients. Because of this, multi-tasking and prioritization are important to successfully carrying out all tasks. Responsibilities will include organizing all project-related elements, such as drafts of correspondence, presentations, and project results. In addition, various administrative responsibilities are necessary, including performing research, tracking and analyzing information and data, preparing progress reports, creating and maintaining project schedules, and filing project documents. Project Coordinators will also serve as a liaison between various departments to ensure a timely exchange of information. The accuracy of such information is vital to this position.

At times, Project Coordinators will be asked to attend meetings and events off-site. Compensation for mileage and tolls will be provided, but Project Coordinators are responsible for their own transportation to and from such meetings and events.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining accuracy of work
  • Superior organizational skills and abilities in effectively prioritizing and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Must have spreadsheet, presentation and word-processing skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a focus on donor relations
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to Lara Szott, Administrative Assistant, at lszott@catholicfoundationphila.org.