The Diocese of Des Moines

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Where it may not always be a requirement that an individual be Catholic for a position, employees are expected to support the teachings of the Catholic Church in public forum.  Fulfillment of the employee's job responsibilities should be consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.  

 

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Director of Stewardship

Summary

 

Supports the mission, goals and programs of Diocese of Des Moines by leading annual fundraising efforts,  building relatationships with parishioners and donors and creating a “Stewardship” culture within the diocese.  Responsible for budget and management of the office.  

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

Seeks to create a “stewardship” culture, i.e. encouraging investment of one’s time, talent and treasure in parish and diocesan life.

 

Coordinates annual giving activities of the diocese including, but not limited to, the Annual Diocesan Appeal and annual appeals benefitting the programs and Offices of Vocations, Communications and Schools and others that may be developed. 

 

Oversees the collection of all capital campaign pledges including the Sharing God’s Gifts campaign and the Pastoral Center Renovation campaign.

 

Uses Raisers’ Edge and other technology to generate donor information and goals.

 

Performs administrative duties related to acknowledgement letters, year-end tax letters, and all other annual giving related duties.

 

Cultivates and maintains strong long-term relationships with donors and potential donors throughout the diocese. Initiates and manages a fundraising cycle for donors, shepherding relationships and partnering with diocesan and parish entities to identify opportunities for giving.  

 

Maintains close working relationship with diocesan entities (parishes, schools, and related corporations such as Catholic Charities, Catholic Tuition Organization, Catholic Foundation of SW Iowa etc.) to ensure coordination and collaboration in all areas of stewardship and fundraising.

 

Serves as staff liason for the Bishop’s Council.  Proposes new members and coordinates their inclusion in the council.  Communicates, organizes and plans quarterly meeting in conjuction with the Bishop and Council Chair.

 

Establishes links and builds relationships with parishes, schools and diocesan staff ensuring the Stewardship Office is a resource on issues related to fundraising and stewardship.

 

Participates as a member of the diocesan Ministry Leadership Committee and as an ex-officio member of the Catholic Tuition Organization Board of Directors. 

 

Plans and directs office activities; provides leadership and guidance within the office; implements programs, guidelines and diocesan policies.

 

Oversees and participates in the preparation of budgetary and other reports and records; reviews monthly financial statements, budgets and operating plans.

 

Represents diocese and maintains ongoing professional education with memberships in the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the International Catholic Stewardship Council.

 

Leads efforts to build knowledge and acceptance of stewardship as a way of life by offering adult-learning opportunities.

 

A complete job description can be viewed here:

 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their cover letter and resume by January 31st to:

hr@dmdiocese.org

Diocese of Des Moines

Human Resources

601 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309


Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa

Director of Planned Giving

Summary of Primary Job Function

The Director of Planned Giving will identify, cultivate and steward individuals and couples who have an interest in supporting a Diocese of Des Moines institution primarily through a planned gift. The Director of Planned Giving will be the primary conduit to execute planned gifts and help the organization reach 100 solidified planned gifts by the year 2027 as developed by the organization’s strategic plan. Related to the strategic plan, the Director of Planned Giving will also assist toward the goal of 50 donor advised funds by the year 2027.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Working with the Executive Director, develop a comprehensive plan to reach 100 planned gifts and 50 donor advised funds by the year 2027.


Assist in the identification potential donors who may have interest in establishing a planned gift or donor advised fund.


Serve as a primary contact for prospects as well as those who already have an established planned gift or donor advised fund.


Responsible for the cultivation of prospects for planned giving and donor advised funds.


Working with the Executive Director, develop a Legacy Society for the Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa.


Establish gifts by way of annuities and bequests and insurance plans.


Establish a network of local attorneys and financial advisors who can assist donors in establishing a planned gift. 


Establish annual goals with the ED for planned gifts and donor advised funds.


Attend events in which the presence of the Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa is necessary.


Assist marketing efforts in the area of planned gifts.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

There are no supervisory relationships for this position.

 

Position Specific Requirements

            Education and Experience

            Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of experience in the field of advancement/

            development.

 

            Computer Skills

            Proficient with the Microsoft office products as well as donor related programs such

            as Raisers Edge.

           

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk.  Occasionally required to lift 25 pounds and regularly required to lift 10 pounds.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in an environment that is quiet to moderate in noise level.  This position requires regular travel to parishes throughout the diocese which could include some evenings and weekends. 

 

This position requires a valid drivers’ license and the completion of a background check and VIRTUS training.

 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their cover letter and resume to:

hr@dmdiocese.org

Diocese of Des Moines

Human Resources

601 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309