Chief Development Officer

Job title: Chief Development Officer
Organization: St. Joseph Orphanage
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

St. Joseph Orphanage (SJO) is a comprehensive behavioral health and educational treatment agency providing various behavioral health services, education programs, foster care, and medication management. SJO is the oldest social service agency founded by the Sisters of Charity as an orphanage over 185 years ago. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, SJO transitioned from a traditional orphanage to an innovative behavioral health agency. Today we serve over 3,000 children and families daily who suffer with mental health, educational and behavioral concerns often due to abuse, neglect, and trauma.

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) reports directly to the President/CEO and serves as a member of the executive team. The CDO will advance the vital mission of St. Joseph Orphanage (SJO) and provide visionary philanthropic leadership and strategic direction to the development team. He/she, with the development staff, will implement an annual development, volunteer engagement, and communications/marketing plan, which includes all aspects of SJO’s philanthropy/fundraising efforts with a goal of connecting more people with charitable resources to SJO. This includes, but not limited to, corporate development, special events, grant seeking, charitable gift planning, major gift/individual giving cultivation, future funding/capital campaign, and other unique methods to raise funds for mission support. This position provides all planning, implementation, management and oversight of all fundraising, communication and branding activities and establishes yearly income goals. The CDO is responsible for total operations of the Development Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop a donor acquisition plan and implement.
  • Maintain a select portfolio of donors for stewardship, cultivation and closing of gifts.
  • Explore, cultivate and enjoin board members or outside interested persons to assist in fundraising efforts.
  • Set budgets in cooperation with the Communications/Event.
  • Development, and Volunteer Engagement staff and holds each accountable for operating within the confines of their respective budget.
  • Interface with other executive team members and their respective departments to ensure that the Development Department is aware of their evolving needs and what they require from the development staff.
  • Familiar with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards and participates in all organizational and program efforts to maintain full knowledge of the CARF standards of practice.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum degree – Bachelor’s in Marketing, Communication or related degree.
  • Seven years or more experience working at a nonprofit organization as a fundraiser.
  • Proven track record of results and solid knowledge of philanthropy and all methods of fundraising.
  • Five years or more experience managing, leading, and directing the activities of a fundraising department and its team.
  • Ability to focus on the big picture and lead a team to do their part.
  • Be self-motivator, team player and flexible.
  • Public speaking and excellent communication (oral and written) skills essential.
  • Have valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance. 21 years of age or older

Interested candidates please emailĀ