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

Posted 6/10/2022

Job Title:

Director of Donor Engagement


Office of Stewardship and Development


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


Full 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.

The Director of Donor Engagement is a member of the stewardship and development team and is responsible for the donor?stewardship and communication efforts in addition to fundraising events. In collaboration with the entire Office of Stewardship and Development, this role will assist in executing the strategic plan and achieving the goals of the department. 

This position is critical to the success of development efforts, in building relationships with donors, parishioners, tracking donor relation activities, and measuring impact of such work.


  • Develop and lead enhanced digital giving strategies. Including but not limited to: a focus on new avenues for increasing participation, engaging new and younger donors through e-campaigns, and increasing average gift amounts.  
  • Develop and execute new avenues for new online giving acquisition, particularly through digital channels including social media and e-campaigns.   
  • Leads the planning and execution of annual and periodic special events, including the annual Celebrating Catholic Education event and Fore the Kids golf outing. Oversee volunteer event committee which includes meeting with committee leadership and attending planning sessions as necessary to successfully execute the event.  
  • Manage Donor Communications Manager to achieve timely, effective donor impact reports, development collateral, and effective event support. 
  • Collaborates with members of the front-line fundraising team on projects where there is overlap, including but not limited to managing the coordination of donor impact reports and communications. 


  • ​​​5-7 years of experience in development, marketing, communications, or event planning 
  • Project coordination/management experience 
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including ability to manage complex responsibilities 
  • An empathy with the ethos of the Catholic Church. 
  • Ability to work effectively with clergy, religious, lay staff and volunteers. 
  • Affinity with the overall mission of the Archdiocese of Chicago. 
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution of higher education in marketing, communications or related field of study 

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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