Senior Development Officer, Donors and Special Events
Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Senior Development Officer is responsible for advancing the mission of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh by working with program staff to raise Catholic Charities visibility in the community and to expand fundraising capacity in development and fundraising endeavors. The Senior Development Officer will be responsible for assisting the Director of Development in identification, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors as well as coordinating and implementing all fundraising special events.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree; 4-6 years experience in special events/development; Strong project management skills with the ability to achieve results, manage multiple tasks and adhere to tight deadlines; A track record of successfully securing gifts from donors; Utilizes a strategic approach to fundraising and possess a strong knowledge of fundraising best practices ; Experience and knowledge of using Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Wealth management software; Exceptional oral and written communication skills; Ability to work in a team environment; Knowledge of or ability to learn video editing software; proven computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite; Knowledge of and commitment to Catholic social teachings and practices and the mission of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh; Valid NC Driver’s License and a vehicle in working order for business use; Authorized to work in the U.S.

*Job responsibilities may involve travel and some work beyond the regularly scheduled workdays, i.e., weekends and evenings as scheduled, and as needed.

Job Benefits
  • Medical / Prescription / Vision / Dental Plans
  • Paid Vacation / Sick / Holiday Time
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Eligible employees may receive up to twelve (12) weeks of paid leave
  • Retirement: 403(b) Plan - Employer core contribution of 4% of salary and employer matching contribution in an amount equal to 50% of the first 5% contributed by an employee
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability

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To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Katey Fithian, Director of Development at

Please no phone calls.

Employment Type
Job Location
Raleigh, North Carolina
Working Hours
Base Salary
$50,000 Per year
Date posted
September 15, 2023
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Position: Senior Development Officer, Donors and Special Events

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