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Employers interested in posting their job openings on the LEDA Virtual job fair (at no cost) can send job description, qualifications, and application method to LEDA's Director of Workforce Development by email.

In addition to posting your vacancies on LEDA's website, positions are also distributed to a network of workforce centers and educational institutions as appropriate.

Position: Director, Stewardship & Development

The Director of Stewardship & Development is responsible for developing, directing
and coordinating programs that encourage stewardship as a way of life throughout the Diocese of Lafayette.
The Director also has overall responsibility to plan, design, implement, coordinate and manage a
comprehensive development program consistent with Diocesan objectives in order to secure the financial
support for the present and future needs of the Church in the Diocese of Lafayette.
The person in this position is called to provide a Christian, compassionate, and professional personality in
all aspects of day-to-day operations, with complete confidentiality. The Director must be a team player who
will share and participate in the vision and goals of the Bishop and of the Diocese.
The person in this position follows the established working hours of the Diocese of Lafayette Central
Office and shall follow all diocesan and office policies, procedures, and regulations.
 Plan, design, implement, coordinate and manage a comprehensive development program that is
consistent with diocesan objectives and secures the financial support for the current and future
needs of the Diocese, including its parishes, schools and other agencies. This development program
shall include, but not be limited to, the annual Bishop’s Services Appeal, planned giving and
endowment program.
 Develop, maintain, support and direct Stewardship programs that educate, challenge and encourage
the people of Lafayette to give of their time, talent and treasure to the Diocese and its parishes,
schools and other institutions. This program shall include, but not be limited to, the creation and
distribution of resources and materials and the development and delivery of training sessions for
parish and school personnel, volunteers, and clergy.
 Provide assistance, expertise, guidance and support for development activities to diocesan parishes,
schools and other institutions. These activities shall include, but not be limited to, offertory
enhancement, capital campaigns and fundraising.
 Identify, develop and maintain relationships with funding sources for current and future needs of
the Diocese through grants, foundations, agencies and organizations that fund Catholic causes.
 Discover, cultivate and motivate potential major donors to secure present and future gifts.
 Work with professionals in the legal, planning, trust, investment, insurance and marketing fields to
inform and involve them in the development efforts of the Diocese.
 Supervise, lead, train and coach the staff of the Office of Stewardship & Development
 Plan, prepare and administer the Office budget.
 Recruit and recommend members to serve on stewardship and/or development committees
 To assist with data input and maintenance of donor files.
 To attend related meetings, conferences, etc., as necessary.
 To assist in preparation of communications and other materials.
 To develop professional contact that will assist in the promotion of the Mission of the Diocese.
 To collaborate with local media professionals and in-house Directors, particularly the Offices of
Acadiana Catholic, Website, and Radio/TV.
 Other duties as directed by the Bishop and/or or the Director of the Secretariat of Stewardship

 Ability to maintain confidentiality.
 Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.
 Must maintain up-to-date personal certification for diocesan Safe Environment program.
 Proficient in using Word, Excel, Outlook and other software used to create designs and
presentations and to maintain donor records and giving history and capacity
 Strong organization, leadership and communications skills.
 Ability to work collaboratively and compassionately with other Central Office Directors and staff
members, as well as clergy, lay personnel and volunteers through the Diocese.
 Ability to take initiative and to see projects through to completion.
 Demonstrated ability to communicate successfully both orally and in writing.
 Demonstrated ability to raise funds, preferably in a non-profit environment.
 Demonstrated ability in planning and marketing.
 Minimum of Bachelors degree from an accredited university in Business, Marketing,
Communications, Public Relations or related area of study.
 Minimum of five years related work experience, preferably in a non-profit/religious environment.
 Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation preferred.

Application Requirements:
Interested parties are asked to forward a completed application for employment along with a current resume’ to the diocesan Office of Human Resources, Attn:  Eugene Thibodeaux ([email protected]).  Incomplete packets and/or documents will not be considered.

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