Website The Pope Francis Center

Serving people who are experiencing homelessness in Detroit.

The Director of Institutional Advancement reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with the entire leadership team. The Director is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and marketing including: major gifts, special events, grants, appeals and communication. This job is accomplished through the individual’s own direct effort as well as managing others and effectively leveraging the skills of staff and volunteers.

Position Overview:


● Develops and oversees fundraising strategies,

fundraising plans and donor relationships,

including donor recognition and stewardship

● Oversees organization’s marketing function

● Evaluates current fundraising strategies and

methods and recommends changes as appropriate

● Presents to the Board of Trustees an annual

development plan for achieving specific goals

● Oversees the Annual Fund, special events, major

donor programs and grants to meet or exceed

annual development plan income goals

● Oversees the gala and recruits volunteers to serve

on the gala committee

● Oversees all aspects of the grant-writing program

● Makes timely and accurate responses to donor

concerns, request, and gifts

● Develops and maintains relationships with major

donors, foundations, and corporate funders

● Identifies and researches prospective donors,

including individuals, corporations, foundations,


● Prepares solicitation materials, including direct

mail appeals, annual report, and newsletters

● Conduct donor recognition events/programs

● Oversees the recording of all donations in

fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge NXT)


Position Qualifications:


● A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in business,

communications or other related field.

● A Master’s Degree is preferred.

● Outstanding organizational skills are essential and

the ideal candidate-of-choice will be

self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic,

professional, and able to manage multiple

projects under tight deadlines.

● The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five

years of leadership experience preferably in a

nonprofit setting.

● Demonstrated accomplishments in growing a

fundraising program.

● Experience and ease in working with volunteer


● Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and

an ability to work collaboratively with all levels

of staff.

● The candidate will have a proven track record of

a creative approach to fundraising along with

experience with crowd-based fundraising.

● Fluency with donor tracking software

○ Raiser’s Edge NXT preferred.


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