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Thank you for your interest in employment with Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). We’re all about transforming compassion into action. Across the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe, CNEWA is hard at work in places where war and poverty shatter innocent lives. Every day, we express the Holy Father’s love for those who are suffering. Long after others have left, we are there providing consistency and hope to the Catholic Eastern churches and the communities they serve, regardless of faith. We are privileged and humbled to part of this special mission. Our work is a personal calling and we like to hear from you, if you have the calling to transform lives.

Director of Development

CNEWA is currently seeking a driven and dedicated Director of Development, responsible for overall planning and direction of fundraising and promotional activities, which provide the resources to accomplish CNEWA’s mission and programs.

Principal responsibilities of the Director of Development include but are not exclusive to:

  • Develops plans for advancing fundraising programs and activities, including achievable specific goals and effective timetables. Implements fundraising plans and directs development team to achieve planned results.

  • Manages development department effectively by setting clear expectations and goals, engaging in consistent and regular communication with team members, highlighting achievements and deficiencies in a timely manner and conducting performance reviews. Manages all aspects of Development efforts including individual giving programs, institutional giving, planned giving, mass marketing and donor support services.

  • Directs the planning, solicitation and support activities of the development department; establishes short and long-range goals for fundraising activities; assigns the cultivation and support of major donors to development team members. Assures the establishment, nurturing and development of effective relationships with select major donors, makes personal visits to and initiates communications with select major donors as appropriate.

  • Develops and monitors the development department budget; ensures that fundraising activities are implemented in accordance with approved budgets and plans.

Key Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience leading and managing dynamic fundraising team that includes individual giving, foundation support, direct mail and planned giving

  • Minimum 10 years of non-profit fundraising experience; international experience preferred

  • Proven track record in expanding existing donor base; with a key focus in harnessing own six-figure individual gifts

  • Ability to measure and assess fundraising initiatives with metrics and performance goals

  • Strong marketing background and understanding of the U.S. Catholic market

  • Excellent writing, editing and presentation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to contribute as a key strategic executive team member

  • Required to travel primarily at the domestic level, meeting with key stake holders and high-tier donors

  • Must possess or cultivate an inclusive world view and an understanding of the social, religious, cultural and political environments of the countries and people served by CNEWA

  • Passion for CNEWA’s international mission and ability to effectively serve as an ambassador for the agency

  • Web and social media savvy

  • Master’s degree is preferred

If you share these interests and a passion for advancing CNEWA’s humanitarian and pastoral programs, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

CNEWA is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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