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  Catholic Education Foundation Executive Officer

The Diocese of Joliet is seeking to hire a Catholic Education Foundation Executive Officer. The Executive Officer of the Catholic Education Foundation will develop and pursue ideas, contacts and strategies to raise funds from individuals, corporations and foundations in the seven counties that make up the Diocese of Joliet and elsewhere across the region. The Executive Officer will separately and in tandem with the Superintendent of Schools and other key Diocesan staff and volunteer leadership identify, cultivate and solicit major donors for scholarship, operating, capital and special school or religious education projects for the Catholic Education Foundation.

The successful candidate will be a practicing Catholic and will possess: Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred; CFRE and/or CAP certification a plus, Bilingual speaking a plus; minimum of 5 years direct fundraising experience with proven track record and success in major gift, annual fund, foundation and event fundraising work; familiarity and appreciation of Catholic education; experience working with the poor and economically disadvantaged; excellent communications skills; successful experience in supervision of personnel; proven ability to collaborate with people of diverse cultures within a complex organization; strong organizational skills; experience with budgeting, financial management and reporting; responsible with confidential material.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Requires flexibility of schedule, evening and weekend work as needed. To view a full job description, see attachment below.
Applicants meeting the necessary qualifications please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: humanresources@dioceseofjoliet.org.

JOB DESCRIPTION Executive Office Catholic Education Foundation final.pdf
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