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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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New Staff Training Coordinator

Department: Formation
Location: Golden, CO

Background on the Formation Department:
In cooperation with the grace of God and in the context of the Church and in relationship to her mission, the Formation Department strives to advance all of FOCUS’ formation and training goals. Through human, spiritual, intellectual, and apostolic formation we cooperate with the Holy Spirit to help our missionaries and others to know Christ Jesus, to be conformed to him, to observe all that he has commanded, and to grow in relationship to him within his Church. Through training we instruct our missionaries that they might go and make disciples of all nations by inspiring and equipping college students for lifelong Catholic mission.

Background on New Staff Training:
FOCUS New Staff Training (NST) is a critical time of formation and training for our missionaries before they head to college campuses to share the Gospel with students. NST takes place over the course of 5-6 weeks each summer. All first- and second-year missionaries attend NST, and all third-year missionaries and many other veteran staff have leadership roles at NST. NST is FOCUS’ single largest formation and training endeavor. The primary goal of NST is to help form missionaries in the image of Christ who will go on as faithful Catholics to spiritually multiply wherever life takes them, beginning with the college campus. We strive to form and train the missionaries in these areas of formation: human (character), spiritual, intellectual, and apostolic (both mission-specific and general professional).

Position responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the curriculum for NST
  • Inviting teachers and chaplains to attend and participate at NST
  • Working with other departments within FOCUS to place missionary leaders at NST
  • Working with the Events team at NST to schedule the event, book rooms, etc.
  • Coordinating a number of small trainings that take place within NST
  • Arriving at NST early to prep for the event
  • Running the 6-week event on the ground
  • Problem-solving challenges that arise during the course of NST
  • Deploying weekly surveys to the attendees
  • Analyzing the surveys after NST
  • Recapping the event and presenting suggestions for how to improve year upon year

Position requirements include:

  • Demonstrates excellence in responding to the Holy Spirit's formative work in his or her own life
  • A person of good character and sound emotional and psychological constitution
  • Pursues the virtues and models, in particular, chastity, sobriety, and excellence
  • Gets along well with others and work well both independently and on a team.
  • Endeavors to draw closer to the Lord in prayer and through a rich sacramental life
  • Loves the Lord and strives to know him more intimately
  • Loves the Church and is joyfully faithful to her teachings
  • Endeavors to think more and more with the mind of Christ and the Church by reading and discussing Scripture, the Catechism, the documents of the Church, and other spiritual works
  • Has a burning desire to help fulfill the Great Commission
  • Invites others into a relationship with Jesus Christ and builds them up in the Church
  • Respects traditional ways of doing things but thinks creatively and is open to new approaches
  • Is a good listener
  • Is a clear communicator both in writing and in speech
  • Works well across departments to advance departmental goals within the framework of NST
  • Excels at marshaling limited resources toward achieving ambitious goals
  • Is calm under pressure and even thrives under pressure
  • Is an excellent problem-solver
  • Can quickly and creatively adapt to unforeseen challenges and changes
  • Has experience in successfully pulling off complex projects that require a lot of advanced planning and complex on-ground execution
  • Holds an undergraduate degree in any field

Compensation

The New Staff Training Coordinator position is compensated within the guidelines of FOCUS. Total compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Learning Management System Project Lead

Department: Formation
Location: Golden, CO

Background on the Formation Department:
In cooperation with the grace of God and in the context of the Church and in relationship to her mission, the Formation Department strives to advance all of FOCUS’ formation and training goals. Through human, spiritual, intellectual, and apostolic formation we cooperate with the Holy Spirit to help our missionaries and others to know Christ Jesus, to be conformed to him, to observe all that he has commanded, and to grow in relationship to him within his Church. Through training we instruct our missionaries that they might go and make disciples of all nations by inspiring and equipping college students for lifelong Catholic mission.

Background on the Learning Management System:
The Learning Management System (LMS) will function as an online software application, giving us a dynamic and interactive way to administer, document, track, and report on ongoing training and formation for staff, alumni, students, donors, and perhaps eventually others in the general public as well. Through it we will be able to deploy dynamic video, audio, and written content on a year-round basis.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Working with FOCUS’ IT department to select a Learning Management System that achieves our goals
  • Working with FOCUS’ Curriculum department to develop and upload video, audio, and written content to the LMS on a year-round basis
  • Working with subject matter experts in other departments to develop content to help them achieve their training goals
  • Developing pre- and post-assessment quizzes for the lessons that test whether the participants have understood the content
  • Working with relevant parties to make the LMS as engaging and winsome as possible for learners
  • Helping to sequence the lessons within FOCUS’ overall plan for formation and training
  • Providing reports on learner progress

Position requirements include:

  • Demonstrates excellence in responding to the Holy Spirit's formative work in his or her own life
  • A person of good character and sound emotional and psychological constitution
  • Pursues the virtues and models, in particular, chastity, sobriety, and excellence
  • Gets along well with others and work well both independently and on a team.
  • Endeavors to draw closer to the Lord in prayer and through a rich sacramental life
  • Loves the Lord and strives to know him more intimately
  • Loves the Church and is joyfully faithful to her teachings
  • Endeavors to think more and more with the mind of Christ and the Church by reading and discussing Scripture, the Catechism, the documents of the Church, and other spiritual works
  • Has a burning desire to help fulfill the Great Commission
  • Invites others into a relationship with Jesus Christ and builds them up in the Church
  • Respects traditional ways of doing things but thinks creatively and is open to new approaches
  • Is a good listener
  • Is a clear communicator both in writing and in speech
  • Demonstrates a desire/ability to educate others
  • Is comfortable around technology and is able to communicate with IT staff
  • Holds an undergraduate degree in any field

Compensation

The Learning Management System Project Lead position is compensated within the guidelines of FOCUS. Total compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Formation and Training Coordinator

Department: Formation
Location: Golden, CO

Background on the Formation Department:
In cooperation with the grace of God and in the context of the Church and in relationship to her mission, the Formation Department strives to advance all of FOCUS’ formation and training goals. Through human, spiritual, intellectual, and apostolic formation we cooperate with the Holy Spirit to help our missionaries and others to know Christ Jesus, to be conformed to him, to observe all that he has commanded, and to grow in relationship to him within his Church. Through training we instruct our missionaries that they might go and make disciples of all nations by inspiring and equipping college students for lifelong Catholic mission.

Position responsibilities:

  • The Formation and Training Specialist will work to help advance all of FOCUS’ formation and training goals.
  • Developing resources for promoting and a system for tracking the overall formative goals to which FOCUS calls the missionaries
  • Developing resources for promoting and a system for tracking mentorship and discipleship between missionaries and with students
  • Helping to coordinate retreats and days of recollection
  • Liaising with strategic partners outside of FOCUS (e.g., the Augustine Institute) to offer our missionaries opportunities for ongoing education
  • Working with other departments to develop methods for enabling missionaries to achieve those departments’ training goals
  • Uploading content to an online learning and training management system
  • Helping to develop a certification program
  • Coordinating in-person and web-based formation and training opportunities for headquarter staff and field missionaries
  • Helping with administrative tasks

Position requirements:

  • Demonstrates excellence in responding to the Holy Spirit's formative work in his or her own life
  • A person of good character and sound emotional and psychological constitution
  • Pursues the virtues and models, in particular, chastity, sobriety, and excellence
  • Gets along well with others and work well both independently and on a team.
  • Endeavors to draw closer to the Lord in prayer and through a rich sacramental life
  • Loves the Lord and strives to know him more intimately
  • Loves the Church and is joyfully faithful to her teachings
  • Endeavors to think more and more with the mind of Christ and the Church by reading and discussing Scripture, the Catechism, the documents of the Church, and other spiritual works
  • Has a burning desire to help fulfill the Great Commission
  • Invites others into a relationship with Jesus Christ and builds them up in the Church
  • Respects traditional ways of doing things but thinks creatively and is open to new approaches
  • Is a good listener
  • Is a clear communicator both in writing and in speech
  • Holds an undergraduate degree in any field

Compensation

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

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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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Donor Relations Specialist

Department: Donor Relations and Gift Operations / Stewardship
Employment Classification:Full Time Hourly, Non-Exempt - 40 hrs/wk
Reports To: Manager of 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 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.

Duties Include:

  • 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 Data Processing Technician position
  • Other duties as required.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • 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

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

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FOCUS Event Specialist

Department: FOCUS 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 (up to 10,000 attendees), Leadership Summits (up to 4000 attendees) 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 9000 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

  • Passion to create transformative, innovative events
  • Committee Chair for planning and implementation for national conferences and conventions (up to 9000 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

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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FOCUS Local Giving Officer

Department: Local Giving
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 Local Giving Officer (LGO) builds sustainable funding for individual campuses by deeply engaging benefactors, chaplains, alumni, and other community members. As donors and potential donors experience our mission, the LGO 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 LGO maintains a portfolio of Annual Fund donors; he/she conducts discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Annual Fund donors and potential donors.

Position Duties

  • Develops and maintains a portfolio of Annual Fund potential donors (i.e. potential donors with the capacity to give between $20/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 Christ.
  • Schedules and conducts face-to-face donor visits; 10-20/month in their region. Expects to travel 8-12 days per month and 6-8 nights.
  • Develops strategic approaches to mobilize 3-5 campus communities with the collaboration of other departments and key players.
  • Recruits Campus Advancement Council members and coordinates 4 meetings per year for 3-5 councils.
  • Secures sponsorships for 3-5 Local Giving Events (ex. REACH).
  • Coaches 6-8 campus teams in the completion of Senior Launch Nights (send off for graduating 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 Local Giving Department and the Denver Support Center.
  • Provides strong, creative and energetic leadership within the Local Giving 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

  • Conducts 120 - 240 face-to-face benefactor visits each year (10-20/month).
  • Achieves benchmark revenue objectives from personal and national goals.

Position Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A desire to grow in understanding of the fund development field.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced, result-driven environment.
  • Collaboration with the Philanthropy and Collegiate Outreach departments as well as other departments within FOCUS.
  • Support efforts within the Mission Development department and duties that further relationships between FOCUS, students, benefactors and community members.

Compensation

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

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Curriculum Specialist

Department: Curriculum
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 FOCUS Curriculum specialist is responsible for planning, writing, organizing, leveraging and publishing FOCUS curriculum. This includes, but is not limited to; Bible studies, discipleship, and evangelization materials.

Position Duties

  • Researching campus needs
  • Trying out materials
  • Updating resources and content online and on the FOCUS Equip mobile application
  • Editing past materials

Position Requirements

  • Experience in writing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working in fast-paced environments
  • The ability to work independently with creativity and initiative
  • The ability to work with a team and across other departments

Compensation

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

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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

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 Financial Planning & Analysis Manager is responsible for strategic and financial planning, reporting and in-depth analysis of apostolate for internal and external use on an annual, monthly and daily basis. Assist the Director of Finance with the financial affairs of the organization.

Position Duties

  • Manage the annual budgeting and planning process. Help the Director of Finance in planning, execution and all tactical aspects of creating the annual plans.
  • Manage the quarterly/monthly forecasting process. Communicate targets with the executive leadership team and department heads, approve expenses and communicate deviation and correction plans with department heads.
  • Work with accounting team to prepare monthly executive reporting package and KPIs to help measure the departmental performance against budgets, forecasts, metrics and other key targets.
  • Manage multiple other long range planning projects to help shape the direction of FOCUS.
  • Be aware of needs of the apostolate, and proactively manage them by providing advice/analysis that helps leaders make appropriate strategic choices.
  • Works with accounting team to protect financial assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing controls, policies and procedures which verify the integrity of all systems processes and data.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance.

Position Requirements

  • Successful candidates will support the vision and values of FOCUS and be committed to helping fulfill the Great Commission.
  • 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.
  • Minimum educational requirement is a bachelor’s degree in either Accounting or Finance.

Compensation

Compensation for this position will be based on experience.

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Communications Specialist

Department: Alumni Relations

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 Main Thing of FOCUS is “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, and friendship in which they lead others to do the same.” The Alumni Relations Department has its emphasis on the lifelong component of the Main Thing. We seek to continue to support our Alumni – both students and staff – as they endeavor to live lifelong mission in whatever apostolate or vocation they find themselves after their time on campus. Additionally, as we continue to grow, much of our effort is being directed toward equipping people for the New Evangelization in their parishes, communities, work places, and families.

Position Responsibilities

The Alumni Relations Communications Specialist will work to help advance all of FOCUS’ Alumni Relations goals.

  • Increasing on-going marketing and communication so as to improve the existing relationships with the FOCUS alumni department and parishioners/FOCUS alumni
  • Designing and writing quarterly newsletter
  • Writing, uploading, and maintaining content to an online forum, blog, and website
  • Developing and executing a cohesive communication plan
  • Developing content for web-based formation and training opportunities for alumni and parishioners throughout the country
  • Developing resources for those beyond the college campus
  • Coordinating mailing campaigns with updates and resources to our constituent base
  • Working with other FOCUS departments to ensure inter-departmental message integrity about achieving lifelong Catholic Mission
  • Helping with administrative tasks

Position Requirements

  • Responds to the Holy Spirit's formative work in his or her own life
  • Pursues the virtues, in particular, chastity, sobriety, and excellence
  • Gets along well with others and works well both independently and on a team
  • Endeavors to draw closer to the Lord in prayer and through a rich sacramental life
  • Has a burning desire to help fulfill the Great Commission
  • Has experience with Social Media and Blogging
  • Has an eye for design/marketing
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Personable and able to work with variety of personality types
  • Respects traditional ways of doing things, but thinks creatively and is open to new approaches
  • Is a good listener
  • Is a clear communicator both in writing and in speech
  • Holds an undergraduate degree – preferably in Communication, Design, Journalism, Marketing, English, or Theology

Compensation

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

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Mission Development Event Coordinator

Department: Local Giving
Location: Denver Support Center

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

FOCUS is seeking a qualified person to coordinate our Speakers Bureau events and other Mission Development events.

  • The Speakers Bureau 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 speak during homilies about the New Evangelization and FOCUS.
  • Mission Development events may include benefactor events at SEEK/SLS (Conference), REACH Prayer Breakfasts, and small major-donor events. These events provide an opportunity to cultivate our relationships with current donors 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 the opportunities for benefactors to discover the New Evangelization and their role within it.

Position Duties

  • To coordinate Speakers Bureau events, 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.
  • For other Mission Development events, this person will be responsible for coordinating and executing effective, professional, enjoyable events that reflect the mission and vision of FOCUS.
  • This person will work effectively with other FOCUS staff including the Philanthropy team, the Local Giving team, Executive Staff, and others to provide the best possible outcome for each event.

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 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 and manage others on projects to achieve goals

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Previous event planning experience beneficial, but not required
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Compensation

The Speakers Bureau & Mission Development Event Coordinator position is compensated within the guidelines of FOCUS. Total compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Recruitment Specialist

Department: Recruitment/HR
Location: Denver Support Center

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 Recruitment Specialist would assist the Recruitment Manager in planning, running, and improving the processes by which FOCUS receives applications and reviews applicants who have potential for hire as campus missionaries.   The Recruitment Specialist would be asked to play a vital role on the recruitment team by taking on projects and tasks designed to directly impact the FOCUS standard of excellence in hiring on a campus, regional, and national level.  

Position Responsibilities

  • Receive and manage applications
  • Respond to phone calls/emails from applicants
  • Interface with campus teams to assist their recruitment efforts
  • Train missionaries on current recruitment and interviewing practices
  • Brainstorm strategies, trainings, and procedures to improve quality and streamlining of recruiting process
  • Assist in directing and executing FOCUS Interview Weekends
  • Represent FOCUS at career fairs or hiring events
  • Manage and produce resources for the focus.org/apply and staff recruitment sites
  • Collaborate with other FOCUS departments, especially Human Resources, Collegiate Outreach, and Marketing
  • Record and track recruitment statistics

Position Requirements

  • Willing and able to travel on up to 12 weekends per year for recruitment events
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Comfortable working in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent personal skills
  • Deep passion for the campus missionary role and ability to relate it to others
  • Self-initiative and willingness to bring new ideas to recruitment strategy
  • Comfortable training and directing missionary staff at interview trainings/events
  • Ability to learn and apply new systems quickly
  • Above-average organizational skills

Compensation

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

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Web Content Manager

Department: Web
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 Web Content Manager would be responsible for planning, writing, organizing, leveraging and publishing content on FOCUS websites.

Position Duties

  • Planning strategic content campaigns based on current events and time of year
  • Creating written content that can win, build, or send various audiences
  • Updating content on various scrollers and websites
  • Overseeing the FOCUS blog
  • Keeping up-to-date with web best practices
  • Working within an overall web strategy and philosophy
  • Recommend changes and updates that enhance user experience, site effectiveness, and search engine optimization
  • Working with Content Management System to publish and schedule content

Position Requirements

  • Experience with web content writing, blogging, and social media
  • Experience with the mission and work of FOCUS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working in fast-paced environments
  • Web savvy with experience using social media
  • The ability to work independently with creativity and initiative
  • The ability to work with a team and across other departments

Compensation

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

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