Director of Development - St. Vincent Catholic Charities

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Lansing, MI



Director of Development



St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is a non-profit agency that has served Michigan residents for the last 70 years.   We are mission driven to do the work of the Catholic Church, to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.  With strong core values of Compassion, Service, Faith, Stewardship, and Integrity; our 200 employees deliver high quality ‘client centered’ expert services in a compassionate manner.  Our current annual operating budget is $10 million.  STVCC partners with children, families and adults living in crisis, and helps them to find hope and safety so they can transform their lives.


The Position:

STVCC seeks a highly motivated leader that has an energetic attitude that embraces our mission, vision and core values with exceptional interpersonal skills, while understanding the importance of relationship building as our Director of Development.  We are in the initial stages of launching a capital campaign to build capacity and advance our mission over time.  S/He is expected to be a strategic leader who can elevate STVCC’s fundraising and ensure that it prospers.  With exceptional ethics and accountability, the Director will be responsible for all development efforts to ensure the strategic positioning of STVCC in the regional market as the first choice for donors.  The successful candidate will be mission driven and report directly to and support the CEO.    


Primary Responsibilities include: 

  • Create and implement a comprehensive development strategy consistent with STVCC’s initiatives in order to secure financial support necessary to carry out and advance the Agency’s mission over time.
  • Responsible for all Development and strategic efforts for STVCC including setting the standard and protocol for all development activities including but not limited to donor giving/cultivation, capital campaigns, planned giving, and major gifts including endowments.  Special emphasis for this position in major gifts and planned giving efforts.
  • Relationship cultivation and stewardship that ensures quality outreach to the Catholic and non-Catholic communities, specifically including but not limited to Catholic parishes, schools, and other faith-based groups.
  • Responsible for the identification, research, cultivation and solicitation of non-governmental grantors.
  • Functions as a member of the agency’s Executive & Leadership teams to assist in short and long term strategic, operational and administrative planning and implementation for the Organization.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for the agency’s development team.













Education:  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.  CFRE Certification preferred.



  • 5-10 years of exceptional strategic leadership and ability to demonstrate experience in all development activities and understanding the breadth of philanthropic fundraising.  
  • Must be able to demonstrate leadership experience with a capital campaign, securing major gifts/endowments, and planned giving programs. 
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain a positive presence in the community through the development of relationships with all stakeholders (including Diocese/Parish representatives, Board members, donors, and volunteers). 
  • Experience with a non-profit or faith based organization, Catholic preferred. 
  • Must be willing to support and promote the core values and mission of STVCC.


Other Qualifications: 

  • Creative thinking and leadership. 
  • Ability to establish and deepen trust over time and display the highest degree of integrity in all interactions with Board members, staff, volunteers, donors, and the community. 
  • Must have experience in utilizing a development database, Donor Perfect preferred.
  • Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite preferred. 


DATE AVAILABLE:  Immediate.  Accepting applications until filled.


APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:  Cover Letter, Resume and Salary History/Requirements



St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Maria Zdybel

Director of Administrative Services
2800 West Willow Street

Lansing, MI 48917
Fax: 517-886-1191

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