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Opportunities at Archbishop Quigley Center / Cardinal Meyer Center / Other Pastoral Center Departments

Posted 12/7/2016

Job Title:

Major Gifts Manager


Stewardship and Development


Archbishop Quigley Center
835 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2030


Full time


BASIC FUNCTIONS: As a member of the centralized development team of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Major Gifts Manager is a development professional focused on securing annual gifts of $10,000 or more. A significant part of the role is managing a team of Major Gift Officers that are each managing a portfolio of approximately 125 prospects and donors. Performance metrics will be developed and utilized to assess the performance of each Major Gift Officer and the performance of the team as a whole. He/she has a portfolio of assigned parishes and will work to keep donors to the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign engaged in supporting the Archdiocese. In addition to nurturing relationships with existing donors, the Manager of Major Gifts will work to identify individuals with the capacity to make major gifts in support of the ministries of the Archdiocese as well as special initiatives of the Archbishop. In managing this portfolio the Manager of Major Gifts is expected to develop deep, meaningful relationships with the pastor, business manager, stewardship committee chair and other parish leaders in his/her assigned parishes. Beyond major gifts, the Manager of Major Gifts will market and promote planned giving within his/her assigned parishes. Given the importance of the Renew My Church initiative, it is expected that the Manager of Major Gifts will coordinate and collaborate with other vicariate resources/personnel interacting with parishes. Toward this end, the Manager of Major Gifts will attend deanery meetings and be conversant in the broader Archdiocesan landscape. The Manager of Major Gifts will assist the Chief Development Officer in developing and executing strategy for major gifts as well as the broader Stewardship and Development strategy.


Three to five years of institutional fundraising experience. Strong management skills having led a team in a nonprofit setting. Multi-tasking capability. Ability to comfortably interact with high net worth individuals. Experience in project management. Ability to operate in more than one language, with the preferences being Spanish and Polish. Strong presentation skills. Organizational and time management skills. Conversant in the latest technology with strong computer skills. Professional demeanor. Must demonstrate understanding, respect and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission and values. Hiring preference will be given to candidates who are Catholic.

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Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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