The Senior Director of Development is an experienced major gift fundraiser and leader with strong representational skills who partners with the EVP, Charitable Giving and the VP, Leadership Giving to plan and execute a strategic development program to broaden LG's base of principal and major gift support to Catholic Relief Services. These responsibilities extend to the CRS Targeted Leadership Giving Campaign.
The Sr. Director guides and is actively involved in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of top-tier CRS Leadership Giving donors/prospects. In this regard, s/he collaborates closely with the Sr. Director of Leadership Donor Development, Campaign Director, Director of Principal Gifts and the Director of Donor Relations to provide guidance and recommendations on the strategic direction of related Leadership Giving activities. The Sr. Director of Development also is responsible for coordinating with Overseas Operations on its strategic engagement with Charitable Giving. This includes recommendations for Campaign products and projects for inclusion under the four Campaign Priorities and Campaign Critical, and in partnership with the Sr. Director of Leadership Donor Development, overseas visits by Leadership Giving donors, OverOps engagement through targeted donor visits in the United States.
The Sr. Director is a member of the VP, Leadership Giving senior team and acts on behalf of the VP, Leadership Giving in the VP's absence and as designated.
Travel - Regional travel as necessary.
The Sr. Director of Development has direct management responsibilities for Directors of Development (currently two) and two Regional Directors of Development. S/he provides guidance, direction and career mentoring to direct reports through the goal and performance evaluation process. The Director reports to the VP/Leadership Giving and works closely with the EVP/Charitable Giving, Charitable Giving leaders & staff, the CEO/President of CRS, Board members and leadership donors and volunteers as appropriate.