Director of Engagement and Development

St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Employment Type
Full Time
Raleigh, NC
Posted Date

Hours Per Week:  40 (Full-time)

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:

  • Develops and implements creative programs to promote stewardship as a way of life through the spiritual awakening of parishioners and skillful connection between a relationship with the Lord and the use of spiritual gifts and material resources in response to this relationship.
  • Coordinates new parishioner welcome events, communicating with new and current parishioners to actively engage in ministry by discerning their gifts of faith, discipleship, and service to instill a sense of belonging, involvement, and community.   
  • Assesses and tracks parishioner involvement in ministries via Realm, weaving a thread of engagement and involvement throughout all ministry areas.
  • Coordinates opportunities for current parishioners to discern their gifts through creative and engaging activities such as ministry fairs, Called and Gifted program, etc.
  • Plans and implements major events for fundraising including The Bishops Annual Appeal, annual Offertory Pledge Appeal, benefits, and capital campaigns as needed.  Recruits, forms and directs volunteers in these efforts.
  • Coordinates and cultivates donor relationships through communication and events, to include a system for evaluating the effectiveness of these development efforts (such as donor retention and return on investment).
  • Develops and maintains a planned giving program for the parish, including education of parishioners in areas of wills, estate planning, etc.
  • Leads Stewardship committee engaging them in the vision of engagement and development as a way of life. 
  • Serves as liaison for the Diocese of Raleigh and participates in a national stewardship organization events.
  • Develops and adheres to ministry budget and goals.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Employment is contingent upon applicant satisfactorily passing criminal background and reference checks.
  • Must complete diocese-sponsored Safe Environment Training within 60 days of hire.
  • Minimum level of Education: Bachelor’s Degree in pastoral ministry, theology, psychology, social work or a related field.
  • Minimum amount of Work Experience:
    • Years of related work experience:  2 years of successful fundraising.
    • Area of related work experience: pastoral ministry, theology, psychology, social work or a related field.
  • Familiar with USCCB Stewardship ministry vision and documents.
  • Active, fully initiated, practicing Catholic who is comfortable speaking about a personal relationship with the Lord and is dedicated to collaborative ministry and the advancement of the vision of the Church as promoted by the Second Vatican Council.
  • A spirit of evangelization and sharing the good news of the Gospel is an important characteristic for success in this role.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a skilled listener, comfortable in a variety of settings dealing with diverse groups (parishioners, staff, outside groups).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in pastoral ministry, theology, psychology, social work or a related field.

Supervises: 1 non-exempt employee