• Develops and nurtures relationships with existing and prospective donors, particularly with “major donors” and the Agency’s Board, to increase their financial support
  • Manages process to build relationships with donors and solicit support, including researching potential donors, making initial contact, personal solicitations and other appropriate means
  • Manages a portfolio of current and potential major gift donors to increase their individual giving levels 
  • Works collaboratively with President, other management staff and the Board in developing and implementing fundraising strategic plans, priorities and objectives
  • Keeps detailed and timely records of communication and interactions with donors.
  • Oversees and coordinates the planning, development, and implementation of events and associated activities that enhance or increase donations.
  • Makes personalized presentations to donors.
  • Communicates regularly with donors to maintain relationship, answer questions, inform on upcoming events, etc.
  • Executes action items that result from donor contact.
  • Drafts and submits press releases and acts as primary contact person to market/promote positive Agency events.
  • Corresponds appropriately with major donors to acknowledge donations.
  • Manages financial and other resources effectively.
  • Coordinates and produces a range of financial, budget, and ad hoc reports, proposals, and analyses for management. 
  • Reflects Catholic Charities’ commitment to treating all persons with dignity and respect.
  • Uses creativity and innovation in program development and service delivery.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client and agency information.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.


  • Participates effectively as a team member through communication, cooperation, information sharing and problem solving.
  • Participates in staff trainings and programs as required.
  • Good steward of Agency human, financial and capital resources.
  • Any other tasks or duties as assigned.


  • Experience in fundraising, including demonstrated ability to identify, solicit and obtain large gifts and in implementing and executing a donor cultivation program that results in increased donor base and individual giving
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with a variety of constituents through excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to enthusiastically promote Catholic Charities’ mission and services
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and fundraising databases required
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and delivery, including meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of appropriate techniques and practices for the client population.
  • Ability to interact effectively as a team member and independently with Agency staff and with a diverse client base.



Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field from accredited four-year college or university; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. 




Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.




As a principal messenger for conveying to others the values and social teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to Catholic Charities, must be a fully initiated Catholic in the communion of the Catholic Church and/or intentionally living out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 2041-2043). Must also refrain from public promotion or approval of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals.

Important Notes

This is a full-time position, 40+hours per week.

We conduct background checks as part of our hiring process.

Drug-Free Workplace


We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, Catholic Charities makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any physical or mental disability of someone otherwise qualified, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects application procedures, hiring, advancement, transfers, reductions in force, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

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