Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time


This position is a member of the Leadership Team of the corporation and as such has senior authority reporting to the CEO of Catholic Community Services. The position is responsible for the development, and communications functions for Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona (CCS), CCS Foundation, and supporting services and programs for five Corporate Agencies.  This position administers and/or supervises all fundraising programs and goals including annual giving, corporate fundraising, direct mail, special events, philanthropic proposal writing, and planned giving programs.  The position may perform other duties as assigned.



  • Establishes and accomplishes the Development and Communication goals and objectives as outlined in the Strategic Plan for CCS and the CCS Foundation
  • Provides staff support to the CCS Foundation Board of Directors and related Committees
  • Establishes financial goals and an action plan for development projects in the following areas: planned giving program, leadership/major gifts, direct mail, annual giving, targeted campaigns, and capital development
  • Coordinates the work of volunteers, consultants, and Board Members to assist in the implementation of the action plan for each development financial goal and each communication goal related to external communication
  • Develops and monitors an expense budget and the revenue resources to implement the action plan
  • Recruits and supervises regular staff and recruits additional volunteers as needed to implement action plans
  • Coordinates the efforts of consultants to provide specific support for capital projects, specialized campaigns, printed material and other media to implement the action plans for communications and development
  • Assess the readiness for CCS to develop and implement a planned giving program
  • Coordinates and completes applications for philanthropic grant applications and assess the effectiveness of requests for such support. Assures that deliverables related to successful applications are reported in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates development activities including special events with the Foundation Board and supports the Executive Directors of each of the five corporate agencies in accordance with the Strategic Plan for CCS
  • Coordinates donor data and oversees customer relationship management information utilizing a database to support donor relations activities of the member agencies, the corporation and the foundation
  • Oversees the development and implementation of a donor and organizational communications plan to include print, video, electronic and social media.
  • Provides quarterly progress reports to the CEO and the Foundation Board related to the metrics associated with the financial goals and action plan objectives associated with the Strategic Plan
  • May drive personal or agency vehicle on company business



Suitable work experience may be considered as transferable skills in order to meet minimum requirements of the position and will be considered by the Corporate Director of Human Resources.

  • Master's Degree in Marketing, Communications, Nonprofit Administration, Public Administration or a related field
  • Eight years nonprofit donor relations experience
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a development department
  • Obtain State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Valid driver's license for State of Arizona, minimum standard 39-month MVR report
  • Proven skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven skills utilizing a customer relations management (CRM) database
  • Proven strong communication skills oral, and written are clear, concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and tone
  • Strong knowledge of numbers, their operations and interrelationships
  • Strong communication skills oral, and written are clear, concise, and in an organized fashion using appropriate style, grammar and tone that are effective with a diverse range of audiences including board members, volunteers, internal staff, donors, executives, potential funding partners and all constituencies
  • Experience with social media campaigns, website management, capital fund development, annual gifts and direct mail campaigns



  • Prior experience in utilizing Raiser's Edge and eTapestry
  • Additional years directly related experience



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