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

Posted 6/1/2018

Job Title:

Donor Development Manager


Parish Vitality and Mission


Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653-1402


Full time


Be part of our mission. The Archdiocese of Chicago (“the Archdiocese”), the third largest Catholic Archdiocese in the United States, serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in 344 parishes in Cook and Lake Counties. The Archdiocese's 217 elementary and secondary schools comprise the largest U.S. private school system, and have garnered more U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards than any system of any type. The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees.

The Donor Development Manager will be responsible for the planning, organizing and directing of the fundraising and development initiatives for Newman Center (at UIC) and Calvert House (University of Chicago) including the major gifts program, annual fund/appeal, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns.

The Donor Development Manager will report to the pastors of the Newman Center and Calvert House, and will split their time between the two campuses. It is expected that the Development Manager will spend two (2) days a week at Newman Center, two (2) days a week at Calvert House and one (1) day a week at Meyer Center.


  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives, within budget parameters.

  • Work closely with the campus ministry pastors to build a planned giving program for that particular campus ministry.

  • Work closely with the campus ministry pastors to foster strong relationships with the university.

  • 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 content on campus ministry website as necessary

  • Collaborate with DPVM Departments, like Communications and Events, to support fundraising activities and events and create brand approved communication pieces.

  • Collaborate with the Stewardship and Development Department on prospecting and stewardship.

  • Perform other related duties as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution of higher education.

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in fundraising, event planning and donor relations

  • Understanding of fundraising programs and prospecting strategies

  • Conversant in tax advantages to charitable giving

  • Excellent writing, verbal, proof-reading, and communication skills, including social media skills

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, Social Media apps, and fundraising software, and excellent administrative skills

  • Strong planning, interpersonal, project management, analytical, problem solving, and budgeting skills

  • An empathy with the ethos of the Catholic Church. Affinity with the overall mission of the Archdiocese of Chicago

The Archdiocese of Chicago offers an attractive salary and comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision and 403(b) retirement plan. In addition, we offer paid vacation, holiday, sick and personal time.

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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