Grant Spotlight: 2024 Women in Philanthropy Leadership Fund Grant

Grant Spotlight: 2024 Women in Philanthropy Leadership Fund Grant

Career Opportunities

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit community foundation committed to growing philanthropy according to Catholic doctrine. Grounded in the principles of faith and service, CFGP meets the diverse needs of donors and Catholic institutions through charitable fund management and development consulting. Their services ensure an investment in the future of their faith.

CFGP seeks an energetic leader with strong business experience and vision, dedicated to the mission of the Church, and an initiative-taking and independent professional to further grow and lead the organization.

THE POSITION

  • Opportunity to play a leadership role in taking CFGP to the next level of impact.
  • Serve as the face of the organization externally, increasing awareness of the work, brand, and impact of the Foundation.
  • Act as a highly effective driver of the expansion and enhancement of the Foundation’s work.
  • Build increased and highly engaged support and resources for the organization’s work.
  • Serve as a highly effective spokesperson externally and represent the Foundation and its mission as the primary spokesperson.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The successful placement will possess:

  • Experience within the non-profit and/or business sectors.
  • Demonstrated successful management of an organization or division with clear strategic results and strong skills and a proven record in fundraising and operations.
  • Experience working closely with Board leadership, staff, and external constituents to achieve ambitious goals.
  • The extraordinary passion, commitment, and dedication that CFGP’s Board and staff has for the work, impact, and potential of the Foundation.
  • The energy, commitment, and enthusiasm for the efforts required to grow the organization.

​​​​SEARCH TEAM 
The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia has retained Criterion Search Group to identify a President and Chief Executive Officer. For more information regarding this leadership opportunity or to apply, please contact Beth Hare or Marni Murphy at administrator@criterionsg.com or at 610-581-0590 or 610-613-1999. 

Advancement Officer

Philadelphia, PA
Jun 13, 2024

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit community foundation committed to growing philanthropy according to Catholic doctrine. Grounded in the principles of faith and service, CFGP meets the diverse needs of donors and Catholic institutions through charitable fund management and development consulting. Their services ensure an investment in the future of their faith.

Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO), the Advancement Officer is responsible for the overall success of annual giving, targeted community engagement initiatives, and the stewardship activities of The Catholic Foundation’s Advancement Team. The Advancement Officer directs and administers all aspects of annual giving to benefit The Catholic Foundation with a special focus on securing unrestricted gifts, including through direct mail, digital solicitation strategy, events sponsorships, and direct solicitation. This role works to attract, retain, and grow a robust base of annual donors and community supporters, and seeks to identify and cultivate new donors for both the major gift and planned gift pipeline in conjunction with CPO and Associate Director of Advancement. The Advancement Officer also provides strategic oversight and implementation of special giving and community engagement projects, as well as the Advancement Team’s recognition and stewardship initiatives. The Advancement Officer is a key member of The Catholic Foundation’s Advancement Team. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Secure new, renewed, or increased funding from individuals through online giving, direct mail and digital campaigns, special events, and direct proposals with a special focus on growing The Catholic Foundation’s unrestricted Impact Fund and unrestricted Endowment Fund. 
  • Build and maintain positive, donor-centric relationships with individual donors, volunteers, and community stakeholders. 
  • Work effectively with CPO and Associate Director of Advancement to identify new donors and build strategies for engaging and encouraging donors to give at higher levels. 
  • Lead targeted giving initiatives, as directed, to support fund growth at The Catholic Foundation. 
  • Manage The Foundation’s stewardship activities, including the Legacy Society, Giving Societies, and other groups that emerge. Activities include implementing and maintaining donor recognition, managing special events for members of annual and lifetime giving societies, as well as other strategies designed to thank and celebrate Catholic Foundation and Archdiocesan donors. 
  • Support CPO with implementing Planned Giving strategies, including direct mail campaigns, digital and online communications, special events, and The Catholic Foundation’s annual Create Your Catholic Legacy Month awareness campaign.  
  • Lead special community engagement initiatives, such as the development of a Catholic Young Professional Network, with a focus on growing The Catholic Foundation’s network of supporters. 
  • Establish benchmarks and regular reporting processes under the direction of the CPO to measure results of all activities. 
  • Work with CPO to achieve established revenue goals for each fiscal year. 
  • Maintain accurate and timely records in donor database, and tracks progress toward fundraising goals. 
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Development Consulting staff in the creation of project timelines and producing related content for Advancement projects. Ensure timeliness, accuracy and consistency in messaging. 
  • Attend community events and speaking engagements on behalf of The Catholic Foundation. 
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends and best practices in philanthropy and fundraising 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • EXPAND

    Job Qualifications  

    • Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years of fundraising experience and proven track record for securing gifts 
    • Demonstrated track record of developing and executing successful annual fundraising strategies  
    • Ability to collect, organize and analyze data related to donor giving 
    • Proficient in donor database formats; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus 
    • Strong understanding of the Catholic faith  
    • Excellent organizational, writing, and verbal communication skills  
    • The ability to be motivated and a self-starter 
    • The ability to take direction and handle multiple projects 
    • Positive attitude and passion for playing a role in fulfilling the organization's mission 
    • Considerable knowledge of fundraising techniques and sources of funding 
    • Must have valid Driver's License and reliable transportation to attend outside meetings 
    • Some weekend and evening event staffing is required. 

    Only Local candidates authorized to work in the US without sponsorship will be considered.  

    Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to careers@thecfgp.org with “Advancement Officer” in the subject line. 

     

Development Coordinator

Philadelphia, PA
Apr 1, 2024

The Development Coordinator will report directly to the Director, Partner Development to assist in carrying out the Foundation’s development consulting projects. This position requires a broad range of skills in support of key objectives and goals relating to fundraising, development, and marketing.

The Development Coordinator will assist with projects from several different clients including Catholic parishes, schools and organizations. Because of this, multi-tasking and prioritization are important to successfully carry out all tasks. Responsibilities will include organizing all project-related elements, such as drafts of correspondence, presentations, and project results. In addition, various administrative duties are necessary, including performing research, tracking and analyzing information and data, printing and mailing donor communications, preparing progress reports, creating and maintaining project schedules, and filing project documents. Development Coordinators will also serve as a liaison between various departments to ensure a timely exchange of information. The accuracy of such information is vital to this position.

Development Coordinators will be asked to attend meetings and events off-site. Compensation for mileage and tolls will be provided, but Development Coordinators are responsible for their own transportation to and from such meetings and events.

  • EXPAND

    Required Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years work experience (equivalent internship experience may be considered)

    Required Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining the accuracy of work
    • Strong persuasive writing and copy editing ability
    • Superior organizational skills and abilities in effectively prioritizing and meeting deadlines
    • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs
    • Must have spreadsheet, presentation and word-processing skills
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a focus on donor relations
    • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication
    • Interest or experience in fundraising or non-profit management is a plus
    • Access to a car and valid driver’s license

    Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume to careers@thecfgp.org with “Development Coordinator” in the subject line. 


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