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Diocese of Lexington Published: February 8, 2019
Lexington, KY
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Director of Advancement & Development

Employer: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington


Position Summary

The Director of Advancement is responsible for overseeing all advancement activities in the Diocese of Lexington including, but not limited to raising funds, establishing planned giving programs, and building relationships in order to sustain and expand the ministries of the Diocese of Lexington.  The director coordinates in a collaborative manner to implement a strategic planning process for Diocesan-wide advancement activities.  A communication process that provides regular updates to the Diocesan community in a transparent fashion must be part of the plan.  The strategic plan should be designed to unify, where possible, but at the least coordinate the many fund-raising efforts undertaken by the parishes, schools, and other Catholic ministries of the diocese.  The end result should be a comprehensive advancement program with a strong annual appeal, programs for cultivating major and planned gifts, as well as the launch of a capital campaign.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $100,000

Job Requirements:

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Draft strategic plan for the advancement area and achieve approval of the same.  Update plan regularly as needed.
  2. Develop and preserve positive relationships with pastors, principals, and leaders of other Catholic organizations throughout the diocese.
  3. Execute the Annual Appeal achieving increased revenues and participation each year with goals to be established in consultation with the Bishop.
  4. Cultivate major donors, qualifying them regarding size of potential gift and specific areas of interest.
  5. Develop and launch a comprehensive planned giving program.
  6. Coordinate the multiple capital campaign initiatives currently operating in the Diocese and establish a plan for the implementation of future capital campaigns.
  7. Assist pastors and other administrators with programs to increase offertory and other giving campaigns.

Minimum Qualifications and Qualities

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, or related field
  2. 3-5 Years of experience within a fund-raising office
  3. Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  4. Creativity, imagination, and an entrepreneurial attitude towards fund-raising
  5. Collaborative work spirit; ability to worth with and motivate others
  6. High capacity to respond comfortably and confidently to questions about the Catholic faith and the ministries of the diocese
  7. Ability to set and achieve challenging goals

How to Apply:

If interested, applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and application to Elizabeth Doland via e-mail,

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