Development Director

1933 Spielbusch Avenue
Toledo 43604
Hours Per Week: 37.5

Contact: Marcy Hudson -
Last Updated: 08/08/2019
Expiration Date: 09/30/2019

Job Description:


Development Director


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo seeks a confident, outgoing, enthusiastic initiative-taker with experience in fundraising for the position of Development Director.

This is a critical role that requires the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others. The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and a drive for results is key for this position along with strong empathy, a genuine interest in others, and the ability to build meaningful relationships. Success in this role requires strategic thinking along with the ability to see projects through to completion.

The Director will be responsible for agency fundraising, planned giving, major gift solicitations, donor prospecting, and special events. The Director will be adept at connecting with individuals and groups, and diligent in follow-up. Working closely with the Executive Director and the Board, the Development Director's duties will include:


  • Planning and coordinating all fundraising activities
  • Working on the design and implementation of a comprehensive development plan
  • Maintaining progress reports on fundraising goals
  • Preparing the departmental budget
  • Working with the grants committee to research, identify and develop new funding sources
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with current and potential donors
  • Working with staff, committees and consultants to prepare for special events


The successful candidate must have:


  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the area of Business, Development, or other related field
  • A minimum of five years' experience in a senior development capacity. Fundraising with a faith-based social service agency is preferred
  • Fluent and advanced oral and written communication skills
  • A thorough working knowledge of development techniques such as annual giving, donor cultivation and foundation solicitation
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (word, outlook, excel) a working knowledge of fundraising software and a general knowledge of principles of accounting
  • A sincere commitment to the mission of Catholic Charities and the ability to communicate the reasons for that commitment to others
  • Must successfully pass the required BCl/FBI background check prior to employment and every five years


Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

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