Archdiocese of Chicago

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Posted 3/2/2021

Job Title:

Development Manager for Calvert House (UChicago)


Parish Vitality and Mission


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


Part time


The Archdiocese of Chicago is the third largest diocese in the United States and serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees across its ministries, including Catholic Charities, the region’s largest nonprofit social service agency. The Archdiocese also has one of the country’s largest seminaries. The Archdiocese’s elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school systems. 

Position Summary:

The Development Manager for Calvert House will be responsible for the planning, organizing and directing of the stewardship and development initiatives for Calvert House Catholic Center (at the University of Chicago). The Development Manager will oversee regular alumni and benefactor relations, external communications (such as the quarterly newsletter), major gifts programs, annual funds/appeals, planned giving, special events, and other development activities. The Development Manager for Calvert House will report to the pastor of Calvert House Catholic Center.

• Identify, cultivate, solicit, recognize, and retain major donor support, including through regular contacts in person, by phone, and through electronic means.
• Direct the annual fund program and special appeals, including mailings and annual fundraising drives, within budget parameters.
• Educate donors and the public about the mission, vision, and activities of Calvert House.
• Plan, coordinate and execute fundraising and development events.
• Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems; acknowledge donors and pledges.
• Research, identify, and pursue sources of new funding for individual prospects.
• Cultivate, solicit, and thoughtfully steward current and prospective donors.
• Oversee grant-seeking, including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
• Update development content on campus ministry website as necessary.
• Work closely with the pastor of Calvert House to build a planned giving program.
• Perform other related duties as necessary.


• Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution of higher education
• Excellent administrative and collaborative skills, including strong planning, interpersonal, project management, analytical, problem solving, and budgeting skills. Demonstrates the ability to maintain clear, accurate records and prepare accurate and timely reports.
• Excellent writing, verbal, proof-reading, and communication skills, including social media skills.
• Is a “self-starter” and goal-driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls. Is pro-active in building overall external relationships.
• Understanding of fundraising programs and prospecting strategies.
• High proficiency in MS Office, Social Media apps, and fundraising software.
• Prior experience in fundraising and donor relations would be preferable.
• An empathy with the ethos of the Catholic Church. Ability to articulate effectively the values of Calvert House and affinity with the overall mission of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The Archdiocese of Chicago is in the midst of exciting changes as we renew our local Church. With a variety of opportunities to contribute your professional talents and experience, we invite you to consider any of our current openings at We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth and development. 

If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please visit the list of open positions on AppliTrack. Please complete a letter of interest, a profile, or submit your resume.

Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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