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Director of Development

St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care (Los Angeles)






Development Director
About St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care:

St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care is a welcoming and inclusive Catholic Community in Los Angeles CA. We have a focus ministry: spiritual care chaplains for the three hospitals, ACPE training center for interfaith urban chaplains and host various social justice ministries including Catholic HIV/AIDS Ministry, Angel Interfaith Network, Pax Christi SoCAl and LA, Death Penalty Focus St Camillus(CADP) and Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons.
St. Camillus is located at 1911 Zonal Ave Los Angeles CA 90033 made up of a chapel and offices/rectory along with a Peace Garden and Meditation Garden and small parking lot. We are located in the middle of LAC USC Medical Center, Keck Medical School of USC, Norris Cancer Center and Keck Medical Center of USC. We are in a community called Lincoln Heights and Bole Heights.

About This Position:
Reporting directly to the Programs Director of St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care, the Annual Giving and Events Manager will manage the St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care’s $1.5 million annual fund programs, related events, donor stewardship, and possible support the Capital Programs and Endowment Project. This is an exempt, full-time position, including some evenings and weekends. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record in managing annual giving programs and donor events, be comfortable in a small shop environment, and care deeply about the mission.

The Development Director will be responsible for St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care ’s Annual Giving Programs, leading the implementation of the plan, and providing guidance, direction, and mentoring to St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care pastor, Parish Council/Board staff and volunteers. Development Director will oversee, coordinate, and execute the plans with staff and volunteers who currently are involved with the annual fund, events, stewardship, and communications. Development Director will also work with the Finance, Development and Fundraising Committees, as well as a variety of contractors and vendors, to execute the programs.

We seek a director who will undertake:
• Overall management: Plan, manage and execute the annual fund programs plan, including identification and assessment of prospects, development and implementation of appropriate cultivation and solicitation strategies, prospect management, and donor recognition and stewardship, in collaboration with Pastor and committees.

• Solicitations: Develop and execute cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for annual fund donors and prospects through a variety of direct response channels (in concert with Capital Programs and Archdiocesan Annual Appeal solicitations); draft annual renewal letters and email communications; prepare and provide support to the Pastor, Programs Director, and volunteers for combined solicitations; write grant proposals and build relations with institutional donors; and execute plans to ensure goals are met for annual fund programs.

• Volunteer management: Help to recruit, coach, lead and support programs volunteers and assist volunteer leaders in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors; plan and staff Annual Fund Committee meetings and presentations.

• Stewardship: Ensure timely and accurate gift acknowledgement, work with the Programs Director and to steward relationships with donors and ensure fulfillment of programs recognition; handle personalized acknowledgments for leadership donors, and coordinate with other staff for other acknowledgements; plan and execute donor events to further relationships with the organization.

• Data and reporting: Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manage programs record keeping maintain and create Programs reports; track and record staff and volunteer interactions with prospects as well as mailings, invitations, and attendance records at events.

• Prospect management and research: Provide research and analysis of biographical, philanthropic, professional, and financial information about donors and prospects; prepare written profiles, event bios, and qualified lists to support cultivation of individuals; review electronic screening data to support prospect qualification.

• Evaluation and reporting: Monitor progress towards goals with regular written reports to leadership; review and evaluate the activities and progress of the annual fund programs, identify challenges and concerns, recommend corrective actions, and ensure that essential programs activities and goals are accomplished.

• Programs communications: Work with the Administrative Assistant and Social Media Coordinator and the Pastor of St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care to manage writing, development, design, and production of annual fund programs print and digital collateral materials as well as all other programs-related communications.

• Coordinate with all Funding Programs: manage annual fund programs activities in coordination with the staff and volunteers who execute the Programs.

• Other duties, as assigned.



• 3+ years of professional experience in fundraising with demonstrated record of success in annual fund programs.
• Knowledge of the Los Angeles and Southern California philanthropic community.
• Experience in annual fund programs management and organization including managing a donor pipeline, prospect tracking, strategy, task assignment, and timeline management.
• Experience in collaborating with others to produce programs materials.
• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communications, analytical and organizational skills, capable of working effectively with Pastor, Chaplains, Board Members, staff members, volunteers, consultants, and donors/prospects.
• Able to articulate with clarity and poise when communicating with volunteers, staff, and donors on an individual basis or in a group setting.
• Energetic, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable with a sense of humor, able to multi-task and work independently and as part of a team in a small, hands-on work environment.
• Strong motivation to succeed, able to develop and implement strategies, calm and flexibility, effective follow-through, absolute integrity and discretion, good judgment, and the ability to listen, relate to and motivate volunteers and donors.
• Excellent administrative and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail.
• Successful track record coordinating events or programs with multiple stakeholders.
• Understanding of St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care ’s values and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• A minimum of Bachelor’s degree.
• Experienced with office software such as MS Office 365, email systems, donor databases and related online communications technology, prospect research and donor metrics to further program effectiveness.
• Experience with or capability to learn the Network for Good and QuickBooks, fundraising reports and dashboards, event registrations, etc.
• Experience with or capability to learn how to design online giving strategies and implement programs using cloud-based software applications, interactive forms, and payment processors in the NFG ecosystem.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and letter electronically, in PDF format, with the subject line “Annual Giving and Events Manager” to: Fr Chris Ponnet, at .
This is a part time position with competitive salary that could become full time if funding covers a full-time position.
St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care is an equal opportunity employer. We fully and actively support equal opportunity for all people, regardless of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or sexual orientation.

Information/Application Contact

St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care (Los Angeles)

1911 Zonal Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90033