Saint Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg, VA is seeking a full-time Director of Development. The Director of Development is the principal fundraising staff member for Saint Bede Catholic Church, and encompasses all aspects of the development process within the parish. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to quickly build relationships with individuals to engage them in supporting the Saint Bede mission of forming disciples who create disciples in our families, parish and throughout greater Williamsburg.
These relationships touch all aspects of parish life and include, but are not necessarily limited to, regular monthly giving, debt reduction, capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving. This position manages and oversees the use of fundraising software, analyzes and reports data, and participates in the design and execution of special events related to stewardship.
Qualifications: Must be a Catholic in good standing, which a solid knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Church and its teaching and culture. Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree along with 3-5 years of demonstrated development experience. Must have a significant record of success in fundraising including the demonstrated ability to solicit and close major gifts from individuals. High level of computer proficiency desired. The successful candidate must also possess the ability to understand the role of individuals and groups in philanthropy and the ability to manage complex organizational detail. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Occasional travel is required.