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Director of Philanthropy

Department: National Fundraising
Location: Flexible Locations

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission, by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.

Position Overview

The Director of Philanthropy (DOP) personally represents FOCUS and ignites benefactors and potential benefactors to passion and action in support of our work. The DOP maintains a portfolio of FOCUS Fund benefactors; he/she conducts discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of FOCUS Fund benefactors and potential benefactors. The DOP will also be prepared to assume responsibility for the FOCUS Local Giving effort as they are developed. This position requires experience in development, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a desire to grow in understanding of the fund development field. Additionally, this position requires the ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced, result-driven environment. Other responsibilities include building the relationship between the Mission Development Department and other areas of FOCUS including Collegiate Outreach, Mission Communications, etc.; supporting other efforts within the Mission Development Department; and other duties that further relationships between FOCUS, students, benefactors and other constituents.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains a portfolio of 200 FOCUS Fund potential benefactors (i.e. potential benefactors with the capacity to give between $2,500 - $500,000 annually). Makes personal gift solicitations of these prospects and directs a solicitation to all prospects in the portfolio for the FOCUS Fund. Records all contact with potential benefactors in the FOCUS constituent database
  • Shares the mission of FOCUS and the joy of the Catholic faith with benefactors in order to encourage their own relationship with Christ
  • Schedules and conducts face-to-face benefactor visits; Expects to travel 12-15 days per month, and 8-10 nights per month
  • Develops and implements strategy and tactics regarding the development system. Leads in the discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gift.
  • Works in collaboration with other Development Officers on relationships with potential key benefactors
  • Meets regularly with supervisor and attends all appropriate meetings within the Mission Development Department and the Denver Support Center
  • Provides strong, creative and energetic leadership within the Mission Development Department and FOCUS as an organization; supports the mission of FOCUS on college campus and works selflessly to help the mission attain identified success factors
  • Attends FOCUS and community events as required

Fiscal Year Goals

  • Conducts 240 - 360 face-to-face benefactor visits each year (20 - 30/month)
  • Achieves benchmark revenue objectives from personal, regional and national goals
    • Introduces planned giving to potential benefactors

Compensation

The DOP position is compensated within the guidelines of FOCUS’s funding model. Total compensation will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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FOCUS Collegiate Outreach Leadership

Department: Collegiate Outreach
Location: Golden, CO

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission, by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.

Position Summary

The FOCUS Collegiate Outreach organization offers leadership opportunities at the campus and regional level.

  • A Team Director leads a campus program which will bring students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, inspire and equip them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendship, in which they lead others to do the same. He/she works provides direction and leadership to a team of Campus Missionaries, and works in close partnership with the Campus Chaplain and his staff.
  • Regional Directors of Collegiate Outreach provide leadership and direction to a group of campus programs within a geographic region. This role demands a deep personal investment in the development of Team Directors and missionaries, providing vision and encouragement to successfully live out the movement on campus.

FOCUS typically develops Team Directors and regional leaders internally, because these roles require a deep understanding of our approach to evangelization, along with demonstrated leadership success in a Church environment. However, some well-qualified external candidates who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and evangelization results may be a good fit for these roles.

  • External candidates who feel a call to serve FOCUS in an on-campus role, but who do not yet have the experience and qualifications for a Collegiate Outreach Leadership position, may want to explore our Campus Missionary application by clicking this link.
  • Current FOCUS staff members who are interested in a Team Director or regional leader role should not complete this application, but rather should discuss their interest with their Manager.

Position Duties

All FOCUS Collegiate Outreach Leadership Roles involve:

  • Active Interior Life of Faith and Friendship with Jesus Christ and His Church
    • Develop a deep interior life through regular participation in the sacraments and daily prayer.
    • Practice regular reading of the scriptures and other spiritual works.
    • Meet regularly with an accountability partner, and if possible, a spiritual director.
    • Set aside one day per month for a spiritual retreat of prayer, reflection, study and renewal.
  • Demonstrated skills in FOCUS’s five key leadership responsibilities
    • Vision- to cast vision for the team.
    • Encouragement- to provide encouragement to those on the front lines
    • “Bumper Guards”- to help keep your team(s) focused on the key charisms of their apostolate, and not to be distracted by other very real, but lesser goods.
    • “Pace Car”- set the tone and the pace for the team(s).
    • Lead People- Manage things- people can only follow you where you are going.
  • Mission Partner Development (MPD- e.g. Personal Fundraising)
    • Maintain a positive attitude toward MPD while developing strong relationships with mission partners.
    • Develop support to MPD Standards and consistently strive for personal budget goals.
    • Hold staff accountable to MPD standards and connect those who struggle with appropriate resources.
  • Development of future leaders, especially recruitment and promotion of Team Directors and Missionaries

Team Director Responsibilities include:

  • Spiritual Multiplication on campus:
    • Collaborate with the chaplain and campus ministry to realize the pastor’s overall vision for ministry.
    • Grow your campus movement by shepherding the current leaders and training the next generation of students for a lifetime of evangelization, discipleship and friendship, through leading their own Bible studies and discipling new leaders.
    • Provide vision and direction for the campus mission through an engaging planning process.
    • Model evangelization for your team and student leaders.
    • Model effective Bible studies through forming small Christian communities committed to learning the truths of the Catholic faith.
    • Identify and ensure that your team has the necessary resources to fulfill the mission.
  • Community development within the team and campus
    • Create an environment for meaningful relationships and healthy community.
    • Coach and shepherd your team by loving them, serving them and caring for them.
    • Pray regularly with your team and invite students to join you.
    • Engage in fellowship with students, inviting them to see the joy of the Christian life.
    • Participate in parish life and local community events.

Regional Leader Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership and strategy development in the field/campuses
    • Meet with chaplains and key local and diocesan leaders to facilitate healthy understanding of the local campus ministry/FOCUS and support of the missionary teams
    • Help the Team Directors strategize and direct their efforts on campus
  • Management of a large, geographically dispersed organization, balancing remote and face-to-face time; with the following ideals in mind
    • 6-8 campuses to manage at a time.
    • Most campuses will be within driving distance
    • Goal of 2-3 days per week on campus, with time spent modeling FOCUS, while encouraging, supporting, and developing the missionaries

Minimum Position Requirements

  • A hunger to know Jesus Christ more intimately on a personal basis and a burning desire to share him with college students on their own turf.
  • Faithfulness to the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Microsoft Office Suite including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, evangelization, and MPD/fundraising within FOCUS or through relevant experience outside of the movement.
  • An undergraduate degree in any field.

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Network Engineer

Department: Technology Services
Location: Golden, CO

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission, by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.

Position Summary

The Network Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability and integrity of in-house voice, data, video, and wireless network services. This is achieved by planning, designing, and developing local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) across the organization. In addition, the Network Engineer will participate with the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, software, and communication links. This individual will also analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training where required.

Position Duties

Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate with executive management and department leaders to assess near- and long-term network capacity needs.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Design and deploy FOCUS LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including servers, routers, hubs, switches, UPSs, and other hardware.
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
  • Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.

Operational Management

  • Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed.
  • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
  • Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines, and other network appliances.
  • Manage servers, including database, e-mail, print, and backup servers and their associated operating systems and software.
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
  • Participate in managing all network security solutions.
  • Perform server and security audits, and system backups and recovery.
  • Manage and/or provide guidance to members of the Tech Services team.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

  • University degree in computer science or electrical engineering and/or 5-10 years equivalent work experience.
  • Certifications preferred CCNA, CCIE

Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven experience and success with LAN, WAN, WLAN, and WWAN design and implementation.
  • Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.
  • Strong, hands-on technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of telephony/VOIP systems.
  • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards and best practices.
  • Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience.
  • Extensive application support experience.
  • Competence with testing tools and procedures for voice and data circuits.
  • Good understanding of FOCUS’s goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Highly self motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

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Help Desk Technician

Department: Technology Services
Location: Golden, CO

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission, by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.

Position Summary

The Help Desk Technician’s role is to ensure proper computer operation so that end users can be effective in the mission of FOCUS. This includes receiving, prioritizing, documenting, and actively resolving help requests from FOCUS staff minimizing lost or idle time of the mission. Problem resolution may involve the use of diagnostic and help request tracking tools, as well as require that the individual give in-person, hands-on help at the desktop level.

Position Duties

Strategy & Planning

  • Evaluate documented resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent future problems.

Operational Management

  • Field incoming help requests from end users via telephone, e-mail and chat in a courteous manner.
  • Document all pertinent end user identification information, including name, department, contact information, and nature of problem or issue in a Help Desk ticket.
  • Build rapport and elicit problem details from help desk customers.
  • Prioritize and schedule problems. Escalate problems (when required) to the appropriately experienced technician/manager.
  • Record, track, and document the help desk request problem-solving process, including all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken, through to final resolution.
  • Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.
  • Access software updates, drivers, knowledge bases, and frequently asked questions resources on the Internet to aid in problem resolution.
  • Identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the organization.
  • Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, installing hardware, implementing file backups, and configuring systems and applications.
  • Install anti-virus software.
  • Performing preventative maintenance, including checking and cleaning of workstations, printers, and peripherals.
  • Test fixes to ensure problem has been adequately resolved.
  • Perform post-resolution follow-ups to help requests.
  • Develop help sheets/tutorials and frequently asked questions lists for end users.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Certifications not required but preferred A++

Knowledge & Experience

  • Knowledge of basic computer hardware.
  • Experience with desktop and server operating systems.
  • Extensive application support experience.
  • Knowledge of programming languages.
  • Working knowledge of a range of diagnostic utilities.
  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening, and questioning skills.
  • Strong documentation skills.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to conduct research into a wide range of computing issues as required.
  • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

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Windows System Engineer

Department: Technology Services
Location: Golden, CO

Role

The Windows System Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core FOCUS functions. This is achieved by monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all networked software and associated operating systems. The Windows System Engineer will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of FOCUS IT systems investments.

Responsibilities

Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate with Tech Services staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Work with executive team members, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve business systems issues.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Design and deploy new applications and enhancements to existing applications, software, and operating systems.
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.
  • Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system-related products and services.

Operational Management

  • Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; develop and implement strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  • Propose and create system design models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to system programmer and development teams.
  • Design and perform server and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the FOUCS’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
  • Integrate servers, including database, e-mail, print, and backup servers and their associated software into enterprise systems.
  • Ensure system connectivity of all servers, shared software, groupware, and other applications.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.
  • Ensure compatibility and interoperability of in-house computing systems.
  • Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems.
  • Monitor and test system performance; prepare and deliver system performance statistics and reports.
  • Provide orientation and training to end users for all modified and new systems.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

  • University degree in computer science or software engineering and/or 5-10 years equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years design, implementation and administration of the following: Microsoft Server OS 2008 R2 & 2012, MS Active Directory, Federated Services, SQL Server 2008 R2, IIS, Virtualization, Cloud infrastructure, Powershell, VBScript, SharePoint 2010

Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software systems, applications, and related products.
  • Proven experience with systems planning, security principles, and general software management best practices.
  • Working technical knowledge of current software protocols, Internet standards, and best practices
  • Extensive experience with core software applications.
  • Excellent software troubleshooting experience.
  • Extensive application support experience.
  • Working technical knowledge of PHP, MySQL etc. programming languages.
  • Working knowledge of network and PC operating systems.
  • Competence with testing, flowchart, and data mapping tools and procedures.
  • Excellent understanding of FOCUS’s goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Personal Attributes

  • Good project management skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

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Director of Accounting

Department: Finance
Location: Golden, CO

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission, by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.

Position Summary

The Director of Accounting serves as the lead member of the accounting team, and is primarily responsible for managing the daily operations of the department; overseeing FOCUS’ internal control structure; and ensuring that activities and reporting are conducted in a timely manner in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and any federal, state or local jurisdictional reporting requirements. This position also acts as a lead in preparation of the annual budget and monthly financial projection in addition to ad hoc decision support on projects within the apostolate of FOCUS.

Position Duties

  • Under the direction of the Vice President of Finance, lead the accounting team in fulfilling the mission of timely, accurate, and complete financial reporting, operational accounting and financial planning and analysis.
  • Provide leadership to the accounting team and functions including:
    • Month and Year End Close
    • Financial Reporting
    • Budgeting, Forecasting, Financial Planning and Decision Support
    • Accounts Payable, Receivable and Payroll
    • Annual Financial Audit
    • Internal Controls
    • Liability Insurance and Risk Management
  • Oversees preparation of the annual audited financial statements in accordance with GAAP and preparation of the annual 990 as required by the IRS.

Position Requirements

  • Successful candidates will support the vision and values of FOCUS and be committed to helping fulfill the Great Commission.
  • Proven leader of others with the ability to coach to specific goals and development.
  • Critical thinking (thinking out of the box), proactive attitude, strong ownership and ability to take independent action.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented with ability to be productive under tight deadlines.
  • Proven achiever who sets high personal standards and can demonstrate examples of initiative and problem solving in past positions.
  • Excellent communication skills and professional demeanor as this position will have contact with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously including setting project goals, acquiring project resources, monitoring progress and managing to completion.
  • Excellent technology skills including but not limited to advanced ability in Excel.

Compensation

Compensation for this position will be based on experience.

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Director of Philanthropy for Missions

Department: Missions
Location: Golden, CO

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission, by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.

Position Summary

The Director of Philanthropy for Missions (DOP - Missions) personally represents FOCUS Missions and ignites benefactors and potential benefactors to passion and action in support of our work. The DOP - Missions has a passion for mission work, serving the poor and connecting the work we do on mission with the work that FOCUS does on the college campus. The DOP - Missions maintains a portfolio of FOCUS benefactors; he/she conducts discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of FOCUS Missions benefactors and potential benefactors. This position requires experience in development, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a desire to grow in understanding of the fund development field.  Additionally, this position requires the ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced, result-driven environment. Other responsibilities include building the relationship between Missions, the Mission Development Department (national fundraising) as well as other areas of FOCUS including Collegiate Outreach, Mission Communications, etc.; supporting other efforts within the Mission Development Department; and other duties that further relationships between FOCUS, students, benefactors and other constituents.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains a portfolio of 200 FOCUS Fund potential benefactors (i.e. potential benefactors with the capacity to give between $2,500 - $500,000 annually). Makes personal gift solicitations of these prospects and directs a solicitation to all prospects in the portfolio for the FOCUS Fund. Records all contact with potential benefactors in the FOCUS constituent database
  • Shares the mission of FOCUS, how FOCUS Missions ties into that, and the joy of the Catholic faith with benefactors in order to encourage their own relationship with Christ
  • Schedules and conducts face-to-face benefactor visits; Expects to travel 12-15 days per month, and 8-10 nights per month
  • Develops and implements strategy and tactics regarding the development system. Leads in the discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gift.
  • Works in collaboration with other Development Officers on relationships with potential key benefactors
  • Meets regularly with supervisor and attends all appropriate meetings within the Mission Development Department and the Denver Support Center
  • Provides strong, creative and energetic leadership within the Mission Development Department and FOCUS as an organization; supports the mission of FOCUS on college campus and works selflessly to help the mission attain identified success factors
  • Attends FOCUS and community events as required

Fiscal Year Goals

  • Conducts 240 - 360 face-to-face benefactor visits each year (20 - 30/month)
  • Achieves benchmark revenue objectives from personal, regional and national goals
  • Introduces planned giving to potential benefactors

Compensation

The DOP position is compensated within the guidelines of FOCUS’s funding model. Total compensation will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Campus Advancement Officer

Department: Mission Development
Location: Golden, CO

The Main Thing: “Inviting college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. Inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered Evangelization, Discipleship, & Friendship; in which they lead others to do the same.”

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission, by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.

Position Overview

The Campus Advancement Officer (CAO) builds sustainable funding for individual FOCUS campuses by deeply engaging benefactors, chaplains, alumni, and other community members. As donors and potential donors experience our mission, the CAO will ignite them to passion and action in support of our work, mobilizing them to serve as advocates for local FOCUS programs within their community. The CAO maintains a portfolio of Annual Fund donors; he/she conducts discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Annual Fund donors and potential donors. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and a desire to grow in understanding of the fund development field. Additionally, this position requires the ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced, result-driven environment. Other responsibilities include collaboration with the Philanthropy and Collegiate Outreach departments and other departments of FOCUS; supporting other efforts within the Mission Development Department and other duties that further relationships between FOCUS, students, benefactors and community members.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains a portfolio of Annual Fund potential donors (i.e. potential donors with the capacity to give between $200/month - $415/month). Makes personal gift solicitations of these prospects and directs a solicitation to all prospects in the portfolio for the Annual Fund. Records all contact with potential donors in the FOCUS constituent database.
  • Shares the mission of FOCUS and the joy of the Catholic faith with donors in order to encourage their own relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Schedules and conducts face-to-face donor visits; 20/month in their region; Expects to travel 8-12 days per month, and 6-8 nights
  • Develops strategic approaches to mobilize four or more campus communities with the collaboration of other departments and key players.
  • Recruits Campus Advancement Councils members and coordinates 4 meetings per year for each councils.
  • Secures sponsorships for 3-4 Campus Advancement Events (ex. REACH New Evangelization Prayer Breakfast)
  • Alumni Giving - Coaches 6-8 campus teams in the completion of Senior Stewardship meetings and Launch Night events (our send-off for graduating FOCUS-involved Seniors).
  • Develops and implements strategy and tactics regarding the development system. Leads in the discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gift.
  • Meets regularly with supervisor and attends all appropriate meetings within the Campus Advancement Department and the Denver Support Center
  • Provides strong, creative and energetic leadership within the Campus Advancement Department and FOCUS as an organization; supports the mission of FOCUS on college campuses and works selflessly to help the mission attain identified success factors
  • Attends FOCUS and community events as required

Fiscal Year Goals

  • Achieves benchmark revenue objectives from personal and national goals

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Senior Director of Philanthropy

Department: Mission Development
Location: Golden, CO

The Main Thing: “Inviting college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. Inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered Evangelization, Discipleship, & Friendship; in which they lead others to do the same.”

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission, by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.

Position Overview

The Senior Director of Philanthropy (Sr. DOP) personally represents FOCUS and ignites benefactors and potential benefactors to passion and action in support of our work. The Sr. DOP cultivates major and principle gifts to allow FOCUS to grow and enhance our apostolate. They also provide leadership for junior development officers, as assigned. This position requires experience in development or related field, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a desire to grow in understanding of the fund development field. Additionally, this position requires the ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced, result-driven environment.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains a portfolio of 75 FOCUS Fund potential benefactors (i.e. potential benefactors with the capacity to give between $25,000 - $1,000,000 annually). Makes personal gift solicitations of these prospects and directs a solicitation to all prospects in the portfolio for the FOCUS Fund. Records all contact with potential benefactors in the FOCUS constituent database
  • Shares the mission of FOCUS and the joy of the Catholic faith with benefactors in order to encourage their own relationship with Christ
  • Schedules and conducts face-to-face benefactor visits; Expects to travel 12-15 days per month, and 8-10 nights per month
  • Develops and implements strategy and tactics regarding the development system in assigned region. Leads in the discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts.
  • Works in collaboration with other Development Officers on relationships with potential key benefactors
  • Leads Directors of Philanthropy and junior Development Officers as assigned
  • Meets regularly with supervisor and attends all appropriate meetings within the Mission Development Department and the Denver Support Center
  • Provides strong, creative and energetic leadership and works selflessly to help the mission attain identified success factors
  • Practices Catholic faith, and displays an operative understanding of how the Catholic Church is organized and be in good standing with the Church
  • Attends FOCUS and community events as required
  • Takes on additional responsibility as liaison for projects with other departments within the organization

Fiscal Year Goals

  • Conducts 240 - 360 face-to-face benefactor visits each year (20 - 30/month)
  • Achieves benchmark revenue objectives from national and regional goals
  • Introduces planned giving to potential benefactors

Compensation

The Senior Director of Philanthropy position is compensated within the guidelines of FOCUS’s funding model. Total compensation will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Campus Advancement Specialist

Department: Mission Development
Location: Golden, CO

The Main Thing: “Inviting college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. Inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered Evangelization, Discipleship, & Friendship; in which they lead others to do the same.”

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission, by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.

Position Overview

FOCUS is seeking a qualified person to serve the Campus Advancement team in a wide range of support-related tasks. Projects would range from coordinating benefactor special events, to overseeing the logistics of FOCUS+share and other special projects, to providing support to the Campus Advancement team.

Benefactor events may include special events at SEEK/SLS (Conference), REACH Prayer Breakfasts, and small major-donor events. These events provide an opportunity to cultivate our relationships with current benefactors and to meet new prospects, leading to deeper emotional and financial commitments. Benefactors are able to experience our mission first-hand surrounded by students and staff. These events offer benefactors the opportunity to discover the New Evangelization and their role within it.

  • Responsibilities: This person will be responsible for coordinating and executing effective, professional, enjoyable events that reflect the mission and vision of FOCUS and draw benefactors more deeply into our mission.

FOCUS+share exists to engage parishioners in the New Evangelization and Christ’s Great Commission and to inspire hope as they hear about Catholic missionary activity. It is comprised of FOCUS sending priests to parishes across the country to homilize about the New Evangelization and FOCUS.

  • Responsibilities: This person will maintain a pool of priest-speakers, communicate with dioceses and parishes to arrange speaking engagements, coordinate logistics for priests’ visits to speak at parishes, and complete other tasks related to these events.

Other Projects and Support: Campus Advancement is a quickly growing area within FOCUS that seeks to create a sustainable funding model by engaging benefactors, chaplains, alumni, and community members surrounding our campuses. Our team will pilot new projects and initiatives as we seek to grow this initiative.

  • Responsibilities: This person will provide vital support to the Campus Advancement team by coordinating logistics and overseeing the successful completion of projects.
This person will interact and communicate effectively with FOCUS staff, benefactors, and other partners in a fast paced environment. This person will remain responsive and efficient with a high level of professionalism. This person will work diligently for the successful execution of each event and project. FOCUS encourages our staff to regularly participate in the Sacraments, a daily prayer life, and an immersion in the liturgical life of the Church.

Position Requirements

  • Committed to the FOCUS mission
  • Strong ability to multi-task, plan, and prioritize
  • Detail and process oriented; very organized
  • Diligent in completing tasks and following up with others
  • Enjoys fast paced job responsibilities
  • Perseveres in the midst of conflict and stress
  • Self-starter
  • Adapts well to last minute change
  • People and service-oriented
  • Team player
  • Committed to personal and organizational excellence
  • Results and action-oriented
  • Handles pressure well
  • Makes decisions quickly and moves processes forward
  • Ability to take the lead on projects and manage others to achieve goals
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Previous professional experience in a similar role preferred

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Administration Specialist (Receptionist)

Department: Service Operations
Location: Golden, CO

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission, by first living and then communicating the fullness of life within the family of God, the Church.

Position Overview

The administration specialist position serves FOCUS by welcoming and directing visitors appropriately; notifies personnel of visitor arrival, maintains security and telecommunications systems. This is a support role that assists with our mail opening procedures in the morning and our front desk responsibilities in the afternoon.

Position Responsibilities

  • Handle a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks
  • Collect, open, and sort mail at least once a day. Participate in daily mail opening procedures in conjunction with finance department.
  • Distribute all mail to appropriate personnel
  • Answer and direct all incoming calls to the appropriate people
  • Water plants and maintain the overall presence of the office.
  • Log and notify supervisor of continual problems within the office that need additional attention.
  • Other duties as required (see skills, knowledge and abilities)

Minimum Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • One to two years’ experience in related field.
  • Ability to speak and write the English language with professional level skill is required.
  • The individual must show respect for other employees, associates, clients, and the goals and objectives of The Fellowship of Catholic University Students

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and basic customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally over the phone with missionaries and benefactors
  • Ability to navigate technology and it’s use within the office and its role in supporting FOCUS’ mission
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds required.
  • Ability to interact with staff in a fast paced environment, sometimes while under high levels of pressure and stress, while remaining responsive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Above average typing skills
  • Must be able to follow instructions and work independently as well as with a team.

Working Conditions

May require working a flexible schedule. Work performed in an environment with demanding timelines, shifting priorities and constant interruptions in work is routine.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

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