The Development Officer Leadership Gifts/Research, performs administrative functions and keeps complex records as directed. Working with minimal supervision, the incumbent will make independent decisions (within the scope of the position) and will be involved with frequent new and varied work situations.
The Development Officer, Leadership Gifts/Research, will be a critical link between the Executive Director of the Foundation, Director of Development, Vicar General/Moderator of the Curia, Chief Financial Officer and various Archdiocesan committees, parishes, offices, agencies and other outside contacts.
Contacts and conversations will primarily involve confidential/sensitive matters necessitating discretion.
- Identify Leadership Gift prospects and match those prospects with peer level solicitors
- Develop Leadership Gift proposals, memoranda of agreement and other written correspondence and documentation as needed
- Plan and implement gift fundraising trips to qualify new prospects; cultivate and advance gift prospects toward solicitation; and, solicit and steward donors and prospects
- Assign, schedule and follow-up on solicitation by peer level volunteers, solicitor by solicitor
- Follow-up with the donors by utilization of the appropriate means (oral and written) to thank each for their contribution
- Maintain and nurture the relationship between the Archdiocese in both fundraising and investing of funds
- Demonstrate a commitment to excellence through focusing on quality service
- Ability to identify and solve problems proactively
- Ensure high quality and comprehensive responses to major interests of The Hartford Bishops’ Foundation and the Development Office
- Ability to construct and deliver comprehensive and effective communications initiatives to address any variety of issues
- Maintain databases
- Conduct research, collect and analyze data to prepare reports and documents
- Maintain accurate and complete files
- Secure and be responsible for all confidential records and information within the office
- Answer questions and resolve problems within the scope of authority and responsibility
- Maintain strict confidentiality with all issues of the office
- Establish and maintain a variety of files, manuals and records, both physical and electronic, for the office
- Maintain good working relationships and effective communications among internal and external personnel
- Ability to work closely with the senior management staff
- Attend all staff and committee meetings, as necessary
- Perform other duties and assumes other responsibilities as assigned in writing