Requisition Number: 2022-019
Job Title: Development Officer
City: Scranton
State: PA

Development Officer

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Description/Job Summary

Catholic Social Services Of The Diocese Of Scranton is seeking a full-time, Development Officer, responsible for raising and tracking funds while increasing the number of donors. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing ongoing communication and engagement plan for loyal donors and developing and managing an effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plan for assigned donors.


  • Develops measurable goals that reflect Catholic Social Services priorities
  • Develops communication and engagement plan for loyal donors
  • Manages a portfolio of prospects and creates a strategy for each stage of the fundraising process
  • Conducts face-to-face visits, and engages by mail, email, phone and social media
  • Solicits gifts and demonstrates a sound understanding of fundraising principles
  • Works well with others and collaborates from a position of appreciative inquiry
  • Provides accurate and timely reports (examples include call reports and goal tracking, giving comparisons and mailing lists)
  • Maintains the Donor Database by entering all donations and sending thank you letters and memorial cards as required.
  • Prepares the Sponsor Calendar for St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen for posting in the kitchen and on Facebook.
  • Take charge of the major mailings for SVDP kitchen.
  • Provides giving reports and mail lists as necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Experience managing a portfolio of donors toward specific dollar goals or related experience in an organization setting or experience in a comparable goal-oriented environment preferred
  • An understanding of the principles and methods of fund raising and constituent relations
  • Adaptable, flexible and eager to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Advancement goals
  • Able to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet schedule deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Works well independently and within a team
  • Detail oriented
  • Must be computer proficient, able to use Microsoft Word and Excel effectively and should be familiar with mail merge, utilizing databases and publisher software.
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain and be responsible for confidential information
  • Data Entry
  • Other Duties as assigned
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