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Posted 11/19/2021

Job Title:

National Fundraising Manager – National Pastoral Migratoria ®


Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity


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


Full time


The Archdiocese of Chicago (AoC) is the third largest diocese in the United States and serves more than 2.2 million Catholics. 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’s elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school systems.

Position Summary:

Lead the planning, organization and execution of fundraising strategies and stewardship and development initiatives to support the implementation and expansion of Pastoral Migratoria at the national level in pilot diocesan sites, including donor prospecting and relations, a major gifts program, annual funds/appeals, grants management, and special events. Pastoral Migratoria ® (PM) is an immigrant leadership ministry of service, justice and accompaniment in parish communities. Work under the guidance and support of the National Pastoral Migratoria (NPM) Fundraising Board and the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Senior National Coordinator for Immigration, and in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Development and other NPM staff.


  1. Plan, organize and execute fundraising strategies to secure and increase donations, grants and contributions to achieve short and long-term financial objectives. Develop and manage a fundraising plan and research, identify, and pursue sources of new funding.
  2. Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and retention of major donors (e.g. individuals, businesses, sponsors) under the guidance of the NPM Fundraising Board, including through regular contacts in person, by phone, and through electronic means. Create major gift proposal/campaign documents and participate in related meetings, visits, and presentations. Take leadership in donor relationship management.
  3. Create, coordinate, and execute an annual fund program and special appeals including mailings and annual fundraising drives, within budget parameters.
  4. Take a lead role in the planning, coordination and execution of fundraising and development initiatives and events, engaging advisory board and volunteer participation.
  5. Participate in grant-seeking, including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  6. Track and assess fundraising metrics by establishing and overseeing tracking systems/tools.
  7. Support the implementation and maintenance of a fundraising/contact management database
  8. Organize and execute an effective stewardship program for current and prospective donors, including a calendarization system, preparation of reports/outcomes, and acknowledgment of donations and pledges.
  9. Assist in the creation and distribution of an annual report, newsletters, publications, presentations, promotional materials, social media, press releases, etc. as well as media relations, website content/updates, internal communications, etc.
  10. Participate in the creation and maintenance of budgets and of calendarization tools
  11. Support the planning and delivery of Instituto Nacional Pastoral Migratoria and other events
  12. Other duties as assigned.

*The NPM Office is at the Archdiocese of Chicago.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Business or related field; Master’s (or advanced certification in fundraising) preferred.
  2. 5 years of professional experience in fundraising, donor relations and prospecting.
  3. Excellent organizational, leadership and collaborative skills, including strong planning, program, time management, analytical, problem solving, and budgeting skills.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
  5. A goal-driven “self-starter” to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls. Is proactive in building overall external relationships.
  6. Flexibility and willingness to work effectively as team player and independently.
  7. High level of discretion, sound judgment, and ability to multi-task and adapt to sudden changes/challenges.
  8. High proficiency in MS Office, social media, and fundraising software.
  9. Must demonstrate understanding, respect, and support for Catholic Church teaching, mission, and values. Familiarity with Catholic social teaching preferred.
  10. Knowledge of immigration issues and commitment to social ministry, preferred.
  11. Own means of local transportation; willing to travel as needed across the U.S.

This position is based in Chicago, IL.

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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