February 19, 2021
1725 Brentwood Road, NY
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The Director of Mission Advancement directs all aspects of the Congregation’s strategic initiatives for donations including major gift programs, annual fundraisers, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. He/She works closely with President and Council in the development of endeavors ensuring cost effective campaigns that delivers a sustainable mix of income streams founded upon excellent donor relationships and stewardship aligned with our mission. The Director oversees a team and must have strong management skills for leading the implementation of these strategies which seeks to build and improve existing income streams, accelerate growth in underperforming areas and emerging income streams

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, oversee and obtain increased funding for the congregation and its sponsored ministries through annual appeals, special events, corporate sponsorships, memorials, monthly giving, foundation grants, direct mail appeals, major and planned gifts.
  • Facilitate the connection of mission and marketing in various ways, e.g., communication between persons, departments and offices.
  • Initiate and oversee strategic and long-range plans for the development program in conjunction with the President of the Congregation.
  • Prepare and monitor department budget.
  • Oversee the Congregations efforts in the areas of communications, marketing, advertising, promotion, social media, website and public relations.
  • Lead, motivate and manage Mission Advancement personnel to deliver against agreed performance objectives through clear direction, delegation and regular feedback on key activities.
  • Participate in appropriate professional networking and development events. Identify, research, cultivate, solicit and visit major donors in conjunction with the President.
  • Oversee the development and initiation of plans for grant proposals to private and government agencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, or 10+ years of progressive experience, including supervisory experience in senior-level not for profit or religious organization.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive or Advance Certified Fund Raising Executive preferred.
  • Exceptional knowledge of fundraising, grants and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated track record in establishing, achieving and exceeding marketing targets in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience measuring data and outcomes of fundraising vehicles to determine marketing effectiveness.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage fundraising initiatives within budget, timelines and with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Refined ability to provide leadership and training to key personnel.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office as well as website and fundraising management software.

Application Instructions:

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, pension plan, generous paid time off along with a positive, inspiring work environment.  Becoming a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph team offers a rewarding future. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact the Human Resources department and/or apply at

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