The Legacy Society honors donors who have generously named a Catholic organization, program, or ministry throughout the Church of Philadelphia in their estate plans.

The Legacy Society honors donors who have generously named a Catholic organization, program, or ministry throughout the Church of Philadelphia in their estate plans.

Career Opportunities

Director of Marketing Events and Communications

Philadelphia, PA
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The Director of Marketing Events and Communications is responsible for the execution of the CFGP marketing plan and overseeing the strategic direction of CFGP’s brand by executing initiatives that are designed to grow awareness for CFGP and its services. In addition, the director is responsible for all marketing efforts and special events for CFGP and its key partners. This position reports directly to the Chief Partner Development Officer and manages one direct report.

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    Key Responsibilities:

    1. In coordinate with an outside consultant who is guiding strategy, implement marketing and communications plan to be executed throughout the calendar year
    2. Manage and copywrite various marketing materials, including brochures, flyers, newsletters, annual reports, and invitations.
    3. Manage and design marketing materials as needed and work with outside graphic designers on key projects and clients.
    4. Assist with the creation and oversee production of videos
    5. Produce high-quality written and visual content for use across all platforms, including social media, email, web, and print.
    6. Manage social media strategy that tracks engagement and growth across all preferred platforms.
    7. Track and analyze website engagement and conversions.
    8. Revise website content as needed.
    9. Manage and act as the point of contact for all public relations and branding initiatives.
    10. Manage the planning and execution of donor and client events.
    11. Coordinate event logistics, including venue selection, catering, audio-visual setups, and on-site management
    12. Update CFGP's brand standards and ensure their usage amongst the staff.
    13. Build key internal and external relationships to produce content for marketing, PR, web, and social media.
    14. Work with the Archdiocesan Office for Communications on all PR needs/stories related to CFGP.

    Requirements:

    1. Bachelor's degree in marketing and business administration, communications or related field
    2. 7+ years’ experience of full-time Marketing and/or communications experience.
    3. Nonprofit marketing experience preferred.
    4. Ability to work nights and weekends when needed for events.
    5. Experience in managing team members.
    6. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
    7. A full-time employee must be able to work at least a 7-hour shift and at least 35 hours per week.
    8. Ability to lift/push/pull 30 pounds
     

    Experience/Work Skills:

    • Content creation and management.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.
    • Demonstrated skills and proficiency in writing for all areas mentioned within the position description.
    • Experience with digital advertising via social media and other channels.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
    • Proven success as an event planner.
    • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to successfully develop and manage authentic relationships.
    • Excellent organizational skills, including multitasking, prioritization, time management, and meticulous attention to detail.
    • Ability to handle pressure and make deadline-driven decisions.
    • Must stay active within the industry to know about all current marketing and giving trends.
    • Must have proficient knowledge of Microsoft applications and Adobe Creative Suite.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
    Only local candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship will be considered.

    Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to careers@thecfgp.org with “Director of Marketing Events and Communications” in the subject line.

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Director of Planned Giving (Advancement/Development)

Philadelphia, PA
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The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) desires a Director of Planned Giving to hold primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts, and various other financial venues that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities. The position will report directly to the Chief Philanthropy Officer and provide training and support for other staff in gift planning.  The Director's responsibilities also include major gift solicitation.

The Director will identify, cultivate, and solicit individuals who are interested in making a planned gift through ongoing personal contact, with strong emphasis on in-person meetings and cultivation events. The Director will drive the growth and retention of donors and prospective donors as it relates to planned giving for our client, their fund holders and partners.  The Director will work as part of a team of advancement professionals, providing guidance and support and contributing their expertise in gift planning to their colleagues, as well as holding their own portfolio of major donors/prospects for cultivation and solicitation.

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    Job Responsibilities

    • The Director holds primary responsibility for gifts of estates, trusts, and various other financial venues that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities.
    • This position will identify, cultivate, and solicit individuals who are interested in making a planned gift through ongoing personal contact, with strong emphasis on in-person meetings and cultivation events that result in commitments to deferred planned gifts, and assist other staff in their cultivation and solicitation efforts.
    • Drive the growth and retention of donors and prospective donors as it relates to planned giving and other major gifts.
    • Serve as a liaison and planned giving resource for parishes, schools, Archdiocesan offices, and other Catholic ministries.
    • Support the overall long-term financial strength and support of the Foundation and its partners by executing the strategy for our client’s Planned Giving program and achieving the Foundation's fundraising goals.
    • Visit with donors and prospective donors about gifting possibilities, particularly deferred and planned gifts.
    • Work in partnership with other fundraising and development staff on existing donors and planned giving options.
    • Attend and/or conduct Legacy Planning Seminars for prospective donor groups.
    • Enhance donor relations by representing the organization at functions, seminars, and meetings and working with donors, potential donors, partners, and various constituencies of the organization to strengthen their ties to our client and the Church of Philadelphia.
    • Assure donor confidentiality as well as the confidentiality of the projects undertaken by the organization by conducting all personal contacts and communications with donors in a professional manner.
    • Adhere to regulations and policies governing donor privacy and data security.
    • Track and monitor donor histories; conduct donor research; ensure appropriate outreach is designed and implemented; follow up with all prospective donors (personal visits, phone calls, letters) who have made or expressed interest in making a planned gift; ensure all donors are recognized for their contributions (correspondence, recognition events, invitations to special events); manage prospect lists and actions within the CRM system.
    • Serve as resource to staff and donors on charitable giving issues and tax law; advise attorneys, financial advisors, and other professionals on gift policies.
    • Develop progress reports and materials for presentation to the leadership team and Board of Trustees.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Job Qualifications

    • A deep commitment to the client’s mission, and a passion for serving those in need.
    • A strong understanding of the Roman Catholic faith.
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
    • At least 5 years of successful planned giving experience is required; A demonstrated record of success in a related career field such as law, accounting, or financial planning is highly preferred.
    • Proven track record identifying, cultivating, closing, and stewarding planned and non-cash gifts.
    • Thorough knowledge of planned giving vehicles, non-cash gifts, and tax codes related to gift and estate planning.
    • Proven skills in managing relationships with high-net worth individuals or funders.
    • Experience in significant and/or successful fundraising campaigns.
    • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to work closely and professionally with a wide range of constituents, including staff, board members, Member stations, external partners, and donors/prospects.
    • An entrepreneurial spirit and strong appetite to work in a developing philanthropic environment with lots of potential.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, to set and adjust priorities, and work under pressure while maintaining composure and a pleasant demeanor.
    • Previous experience with fundraising software (BBCRM, Raiser’s Edge) highly preferred.
    • This position requires occasional travel to attend evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, events, seminars, and workshops, etc.
    • Only Local Candidates will be considered
    • Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.
    • Moderate lifting – 20-50 pounds.

    Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to careers@thecfgp.org with “Director of Planned Giving” in the subject line.

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