Philanthropy Officer - Campus Advancement

Mission Development Department

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 Summary

  • 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.


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