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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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Help Desk Technician

Department: Information Technology
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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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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Quantitative Analyst

Department: Quality, Growth & Innovation
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 Quantitative Analyst will use statistical analytics and modelling techniques to understand complex data sets related to FOCUS operations.  This position serves the goals of the QGI department (1) to understand the quality of all FOCUS programs, (2) to identify areas for strategic improvements, and (3) to measure the impact of program innovations.

Position Overview

  • Independently conduct quantitative research with a focus on analytics and predictive models.
  • Conduct coding and analysis of qualitative stakeholder feedback.
  • Collaborate on all aspects of the research process including methodology selection, data collection, and analysis.
  • Develop, analyze, and improve statistical models.
  • Present results of analyses to various stakeholders, especially using data visualizations.

Position Requirements

Formal Education and Certification

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in business analytics, statistics, or other relevant field preferred.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Excellent technology skills, including but not limited to:
    • Proficiency in decision science software (JMP, R or similar).
    • Experience with various database architectures such as SQL, DB2, or other relational databases and relational database programming.
  • Strong working knowledge of regression, time series and other statistical techniques.
  • Advanced ability to turn data and information into actionable insight and problem-solving.
  • Experience in communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience, including the creative use of data visualizations.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering well-documented data requirements and translating business needs into technical requirements.

Personal Attributes:

  • Successful candidates will support the vision and values of FOCUS and be committed to helping fulfill the Great Commission.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail with high standards of personal excellence.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented with the ability to prioritize tasks among competing deadlines.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Critical thinking, proactive attitude, strong ownership, and ability to take independent action.

Compensation

Compensation will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

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Event Specialist

Department: Events
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 event specialist is a coordinator in the vision, development, programming and execution of our national conferences, Leadership Summits and New Staff Training.  Additionally, the role would coordinate and execute many smaller events for the organization throughout the year (the department plans 15-20 annually), as well as advise internally about events, vendor contracts and payments.  The Events Department within FOCUS is a specialist in transforming ordinary events into formational opportunities to strongly boost FOCUS’ work on campus.

Position Responsibilities

  • Passion to create transformative, innovative events
  • Committee Chair for planning and implementation for national conferences and conventions (up to 15,000 attendees)
  • Interdepartmental event  development
  • Project management for coordination of details and people involved in particular event
  • Ability to lead and participate within a team and deliver integrated solutions to drive development, execution and analysis
  • Meet regularly with Director of Events to communicate goals and collaborate on work
  • Registration development and communication
  • Provides strong, creative and energetic leadership
  • Production and audio visual coordination; show development
  • Networks with vendors and other meeting planners, as well as build strong relationships with vendors
  • Contract negotiation and review
  • Budget creation, accountability and rectification
  • Supports the mission of FOCUS on the college campus and works selflessly to help the mission

Position Requirements

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any field
  • Previous event experience
  • Understanding and affinity for the FOCUS vision and the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Personal initiative and motivation
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Microsoft Office Suite, including: Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • The ability to interact with team in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining responsive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and joy
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Contract negotiation skills and budget tracking ability, as well as event related costing
  • Strong event protocol/process and production knowledge
  • Ability to learn quickly and integrate knowledge
  • Strong understanding of project management

Compensation

The Events Specialist position is compensated within the guidelines of FOCUS. Total compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Executive Administrative Assistant

Department: Executive Leadership Team
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 Executive Assistant will be successful in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work either independently with little or no supervision or with a team when necessary, along with the other Executive Assistants. This person must be exceedingly well organized, dependable, and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting the Executive Staff.

The ability to interact with staff in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining responsive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role. Multi-tasking and prioritizing are also equally important when working on various projects for the Executive Leadership Team. Expert level typing skills are necessary for correspondence and transcription purposes.

Position Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for heavy calendar management, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives and assistants, as well as benefactors and guests, to coordinate a variety of complex executive meetings
  • Answer phone calls and voicemails from donors and business associates on behalf of Executives while maintaining a professional and friendly attitude to sustain good relationships
  • Communicate with each department regarding travel schedules to coordinate with each to maximize each trip’s value to FOCUS
  • Assist with materials related to meetings, talks, and travel
  • Check mail and help in preparing outgoing mail on behalf of the Executives
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner
  • Arrange travel schedule by finding cost effective alternatives when possible, reserving and planning all trips for the Executive team as needed
  • Be available to assist in the training of all new Administrative Assistants by sharing strategies, office procedures, and resources
  • Assist Executives in implementing goals within their individual department. Arrange schedules for goals, follow ups, and reviews and ensure that reviews are completed within the allotted window following each Quarter

Position Requirements

Education

  • 3-5 years of Executive Administrative experience
  • Minimum of 2 year college degree in any related field

Knowledge and Experience

  • Microsoft Office Suite including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Raisers Edge for creating and researching record information. Training provided
  • CONCUR Travel and Expense Management. Training provided

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Mission Specialist – Field Staff

Department: FOCUS Missions
Location: Golden, CO/International

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 Mission Specialist - Field Staff would begin at the DSC and then transfer to a full-time position on the ground in another country helping to coordinate mission trips through a partner apostolate. International experience, language abilities, and experience leading or directing FOCUS Missions is a plus!  Field Staff will need to handle a wide range of managing and support related tasks, and must be able to work both with a team and independently with little supervision. This person must be exceedingly well organized, dependable, and enjoy the challenges of administrative work as well as front-lines international mission expansion endeavors.

Position Responsibilities

Mission Coordination / Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all department processes and cycles are running properly
  • Involvement in:
    • Trip Proposals & Selections
    • Staff Applications, Approvals (MPD, Supervisor) & Placements Student
    • Applications and finalizing teams
    • Staff Payments / Support Team deductions
  • Weekly Individual coaching for Mission Directors (10-15) – Designated by world regions
    • Coaching staff through planning and task processes
    • Monitoring student fundraising
    • Post-trip wrap-ups
  • Working in collaborations with the organization with which you are placed
  • Specific roles/attendance (if requested) on major department endeavors such as:
    • Mission Director Leadership Summit
    • NST, LDI
    • Formation
    • On-the-ground mission programming
    • SEEK/SLS

Field Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating 6-10 local mission primarily through our partner apostolate on the ground
  • Building relationships and setting up opportunities for future missions in communities around your location
  • Take part in leading 4-6 missions per year at your location on the ground
  • General volunteer work / evangelization / discipleship through the apostolate in which you are working.

Position Requirements

Knowledge and Experience

  • for creating and researching record information, tracking gifts; Training provided Willingness to live in abroad for 1 to 2 years
  • Language skills would be important, but could be developed
  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • SUGAR CRM and Convio
  • Expert level typing skills for correspondence and transcription purposes
  • The ability to interact with staff in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining responsive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Multi-tasking and prioritizing when working on various projects
  • Experience in an administrative position is helpful
  • As FOCUS Missions is rapidly expanding and constantly evolving, this position will require one of some reasonable degree of sacrifice for the greater apostolate.  Flexibility and a positive attitude in the midst of challenging and sometimes stressful situations will be essential.

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Mission Specialist

Department: FOCUS Missions
Location: Golden, CO/International

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 Mission Specialist will need to handle a wide range of managing and support related tasks, and must be able to work both with a team and independently with little supervision. This person must be exceedingly well organized, dependable, and enjoy the challenges of supporting a fast paced office community. Love of missions, world culture and the universality of the Church is a plus!

Position Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all department processes and cycles are running properly
  • Involvement in:
    • Trip Proposals & Selections
    • Staff Applications, Approvals (MPD, Supervisor) & Placements Student
    • Applications and finalizing teams
    • Staff Payments / Support Team deductions
  • Weekly Individual coaching for Mission Directors (10-15) – Designated by world regions
    • Coaching staff through planning and task processes
    • Monitoring student fundraising
    • Post-trip wrap-ups
  • Directing one or two missions per year
  • Specific roles/attendance (if requested) on major department endeavors such as:
    • Mission Director Leadership Summit
    • World Youth Day/International Conference
    • NST, LDI
    • Formation
    • On-the-ground mission programming
    • SEEK/SLS

Position Requirements

Knowledge and Experience

  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • SUGAR CRM and Convio for creating and researching record information, tracking gifts; Training provided
  • Expert level typing skills for correspondence and transcription purposes
  • The ability to interact with staff in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining responsive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Multi-tasking and prioritizing when working on various projects
  • Experience in an administrative position is helpful
  • As FOCUS Missions is rapidly expanding and constantly evolving, this position will require one of some reasonable degree of sacrifice for the greater apostolate. Flexibility and a positive attitude in the midst of challenging and sometimes stressful situations will be essential.

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Philanthropy Officer - Campus Advancement

Department: Mission Development
Location: Flexible, Denver preferred for first year

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 Philanthropy Officer - Campus Advancement (POCA) builds relationships at individual FOCUS campuses by engaging benefactors, chaplains, alumni, and other community members. The POCA will meet face-to-face with potential benefactors, inviting them to take part in our mission through monthly or annual giving. The POCA will also build and work with a council of community leaders who will advocate for FOCUS through referrals and events. This is a great position for anyone interested in a career in development. You will be supported by a team of seasoned development professionals who have a deep love for sharing the mission of FOCUS and the joy of the Catholic faith.

This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and a desire to grow in understanding of the fundraising/development field. This position requires the ability to function as an effective team member, working together to achieve our goals to help FOCUS expand. Other responsibilities include collaborating with other FOCUS departments, 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 - $800/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 2-3 days per week every other week.
  • Develops relationships centered around three to four campus communities.
  • Recruits Campus Advancement Council members and coordinates quarterly meetings for each council.
  • Alumni Giving – Coaches your campus teams in the completion of Graduating Senior Stewardship meetings.
  • Meets regularly with supervisor and attends all appropriate meetings within the Mission Development department and the FOCUS Denver Support Center.
  • Attends FOCUS and community events as scheduled.

Compensation

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

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Donor Relations Specialist

Department: Donor Relations and Gift 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 Summary

The Donor Relations Specialist in the Donor Relations and Gift Operations Department’s primary responsibility lies in the handling of donor and missionary questions, problems and complaints via verbal and written correspondence. Primary contact for Missionaries and staff with donation related questions. Assist with entering, updating, and verifying donor database information and support the Manager of Service Operations with special projects as needed. Assure office equipment and related supplies are maintained and in stock at all times.

Position Responsibilities

  • Field donor-related questions by phone, email, or in-person.
  • Handle special letters: memorials, matching gifts, donation processing issues and donor complaints. Coordinate response to donor, missionary, and staff inquiries when needed
  • Maintain working relationship with all department to ensure adequate interdepartmental relationships and communication.
  • Collect, open, and sort mail at least once a day. Participate in Daily Mail Opening procedures in conjunction with Finance Department.
  • Pull daily acknowledgement files and print receipt letters.
  • Ability to perform all duties of the Gift Operations Specialist position
  • Other duties as required.

Position Requirements

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2 Year degree.
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, customer service, database knowledge & direct mail experience.
  • Ability to communicate verbally over the phone
  • 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 30 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.
  • Must be able to follow instructions and work independently.
  • Once trained, must be able to perform duties with greater than 99% accuracy rate. This position description has been assigned to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

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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Planned Giving Officer

Department: Mission Development
Location: Flexible

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 Planned Giving Officer personally represents FOCUS and ignites benefactors and potential benefactors to passion and action in support of our work. The PG Officer coordinates a portfolio of FOCUS PG Prospects and Benefactors, and conducts discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of FOCUS benefactors and as well as assisting in the support and infrastructure for planned giving at the national office. This position requires experience in development, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a desire to grow in understanding of the fund development field.

Job Requirements

Education: BA/BS required. MA, PhD, or JD a plus.
Special knowledge/skills: Familiarity with basic finance and tax is a plus.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains a portfolio of 200 Prospects and Current Benefactors who could or have made planned gifts to FOCUS in the near future.  Makes personal gift solicitations of these prospects in conjunction with local Director of Philanthropy.
  • 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.
  • 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.  Attends FOCUS and community events as required.
  • Provides strong, creative and energetic leadership within the Mission Development 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.
  • Prepares planned gift proposals using the planned giving software, design cover letters for proposals, and identify options for donors.
  • Assists in the use and production of marketing materials; to add value to the use of the materials by generating ideas for letters to use with mailings, targeted audiences for mailings, suggestions for estate planning seminars (with sample formats), and methods of contacting professionals.
  • Assists in the recognition program for planned giving, including ensuring regular contact with planned gift donors, coaching affiliates on recognition, securing permission to use name, printing names in annual report, creating and staging recognition event.
  • Manages planned giving information in the database and to create a tracking program for Raiser’s Edge and other common database software.

Fiscal Year Goals

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

Compensation

The Planned Giving Officer 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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Senior Director of Planned Giving

Department: Mission Development
Location: Flexible

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 Senior Director of Planned Giving personally represents FOCUS and ignites benefactors and potential benefactors to passion and action in support of our work. With other development staff, they cultivate major and principle gifts to allow FOCUS to grow and enhance our apostolate. They also provide leadership for junior development officers, as assigned. The Senior Director of Planned Giving is responsible for developing, implementing, and coaching planned giving programs in their region as well as managing the support and infrastructure for planned giving at the national office. This position requires experience in planned giving 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.

Job Requirements

Education: BA/BS required. MA, PhD, or JD a plus.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations: Fundraising certification is a plus.

Experience: Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in planned giving, or a minimum of 2 1/2 years’ experience in planned giving and an additional 5 years’ experience in development. This experience should include a range of fundraising responsibilities that include management or supervision of fundraising processes.

Position Responsibilities

  • Shares the mission of FOCUS and the joy of the Catholic faith with benefactors in order to encourage their own relationship with Christ.  Practices Catholic faith, and displays an operative understanding of how the Catholic Church is organized and be in good standing with the Church.
  • Serves as the primary contact with affiliate development staff of the region to prioritize planned giving and motivate affiliates to participate.
  • Schedules and conducts face-to-face benefactor visits; Expects to travel 12-15 days per month, and 8-10 nights per month.
  • Monitors progress of planned giving efforts regionally and to generate quarterly reports; to serve as the planned giving trouble-shooter to answer questions and solve problems for the region.
  • Prepares planned gift proposals using the planned giving software, design cover letters for proposals, and identify options for donors.
  • Adds value to the use of the materials by generating ideas on letters to use with mailings, targeted audiences for mailings, suggestions for estate planning seminars (with sample formats), and methods of contacting professionals.
  • Assists in the recognition program for planned giving, including ensuring regular contact with planned gift donors, conducting and managing interviews, securing permission to use name, printing names in annual report, creating and staging recognition event.
  • Manages input of planned giving information in the database and to create a tracking program for Raiser’s Edge and other common database software; and to supervise clerical staff involved in planned giving.
  • Meets regularly with supervisor and attends all appropriate meetings within the Mission Development Department and the Denver Support Center / Attends FOCUS and community events as required.

Fiscal Year Goals

  • Conducts 180 - 300 face-to-face benefactor visits each year (15 -25 /month)
  • Achieves benchmark objectives from national and regional goals

Compensation

The Senior Director of Planned Giving 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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Prospect Development Specialist

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

Under the direction of the Director of Prospect Development, the researcher identifies, researches, and analyzes information on prospective donors for FOCUS’ Mission Development team. The Prospect Development Specialist responds to research requests in a timely manner, analyzing and synthesizing information, and generating user-friendly profiles, memos and reports. The Specialist qualifies, screens, and rates potential donors, and proactively identifies new prospective major gift donors. As part of a collaborative team, the Prospect Development Specialist coordinates with Prospect Development staff to ensure that the best prospects are assigned to philanthropy officers, and plays a critical role in the overall success of the growing Mission Development Program.

This position requires strong research and critical thinking skills and a desire to grow in understanding of the fundraising/development field. This position requires the ability to function as an effective team member, working together to achieve our goals to help FOCUS expand.

Position Responsibilities

  • Conduct in-depth research on donors and prospects using a variety of electronic and print resources. Develop and synthesize information on prospects to produce clear profiles/biographies of their background, career, financial capacity, philanthropic interests, and nature of relationship to FOCUS.
  • Provides briefings that are not only viewed by Mission Development staff, but the highest levels of executives at FOCUS as well as our members of our PAC and boards of directors. Clear, concise and relevant presentations of summaries of large amounts of prospect data are pivotal to the success of this position. Beyond formatting documentation for aesthetics, Prospect Development Specialists are expected to present information in its most easily digestible format - discerning the most important information and ensuring that it is easy to see and interpret, and that it rises to the top of all research reports.
  • Undertake financial analysis of prospects' and donors' known wealth indicators to assess potential philanthropic capacity.
  • Systematically monitors media to identify news relevant to donors and prospects and disseminate information to appropriate development staff in a timely fashion.
  • Uses the development database Raisers Edge to track/store profile data. 
  • Conduct proactive research to identify new potential major and principal gift donors using data mining, screening, and other methods.
  • Strategize and partner with prospect development staff and philanthropy officers to support the development of high-capacity portfolios
  • Executes large-scale development research projects, such as a comprehensive rating of all FOCUS prospects; and other projects as assigned by the Director of Prospect Development.
  • Work in partnership with other FOCUS staff researchers.

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the technology tools available to FOCUS, including The Raiser’s Edge (fundraising and donor management software), a Microsoft Windows computer environment, and the Microsoft Office suite (including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access required).
  • Demonstrated ability to retrieve, manipulate, analyze and synthesize information gathered from a variety of sources (electronic, print, and personal accounts).
  • High attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required – including the ability to prioritize and multi-task several projects simultaneously.
  • An aptitude for critical thinking and problem solving. Exercises sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact required.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to new programs in an emerging and changing environment.
  • The individual must show respect for other employees, associates, clients, and the goals and objectives of FOCUS.

Compensation

The Prospect Development Specialist 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 Share Parish Coordinator

Department: Mission Development
Location: Golden, CO (Denver)

FOCUS Mission Statement: To know Christ Jesus, and fulfill his Great Commission.

Position Overview

FOCUS is seeking a qualified person to serve as the FOCUS Share Parish Coordinator. This person’s main responsibilities are to obtain speaking assignments for FOCUS Share at parishes and to maintain a pool of priest speakers, as well as oversee other aspects of the program.

FOCUS Share is a speakers’ bureau made up of priests who are friends of FOCUS who celebrate Mass at parishes across the country, bringing more awareness to the work of FOCUS. 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.

Position Responsibilities

This person will recruit and maintain a pool of priest-speakers and cultivate relationships with pastors, parishes and dioceses. They will request, schedule, and arrange FOCUS Share speaking engagements, coordinate logistics and travel for priests’ visits to parishes, and complete other tasks related to these events. This person will be involved in additional aspects related to the continued growth of FOCUS Share such as program marketing, new contact processing, volunteer management and quality control. This person should plan to travel an average of at least 1 weekend trip per month to assist with the parish visit and evaluate the priest speakers.  More information on the FOCUS Share program can be found at www.focus.org/share.

Other Projects and Support: This role will also assist with benefactor events at the yearly FOCUS Conferences: SEEK and the Student Leadership Summit (SLS), as needed.

This person will interact and communicate effectively with FOCUS staff, benefactors, and other partners in an environment requiring a high level of organization and attention to detail. This person will remain responsive and efficient with a high level of professionalism. This person will work diligently for the successful planning and execution of each event. 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
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with pastors, clergy, and parish and diocesan administrative staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially for phone, letter, and email communications
  • Ability to make a substantial number of phone calls daily to parishes; phone sales or customer service experience a plus
  • Detail and process oriented; very organized and efficient
  • Knowledge of Catholic Church, especially hierarchy, titles, and parish procedures preferred
  • Diligent in completing tasks and following up with others
  • Strong computer skills; Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Team player
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Results and action-oriented
  • Adapts well to last minute change and handles pressure well
  • Personal initiative; strong ability to plan and prioritize

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