The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts (www.diospringfield.org) serves nearly 164,799 registered Catholics and is led by Bishop William D. Byrne in western Massachusetts. The diocese was founded on June 14, 1870 and is comprised of 79 parishes and seven missions. There are 136 diocesan priests throughout the four western counties of Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire), and 56 religious order priests.
The diocese educates more than 2,500 students in 12 elementary schools and two high schools. There are also two Catholic colleges in the Diocese of Springfield. Mercy Medical Center, an affiliate of Trinity Healthcare, also operates in Springfield
On December 14, 2020, Bishop William D. Byrne, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, was ordained and installed as 10th Bishop of Springfield.
Job Summary: The Diocese of Springfield is about to embark on its third capital campaign in its storied history. A capital campaign is an extra-ordinary effort, meant to address extra-ordinary needs. Through this campaign, the Catholic Church in western Massachusetts hopes to raise between $30 million to $40 million to help ensure the long-term stability of the diocese. A large portion of the money raised will go to parishes for their individual needs. To help run this campaign, the diocese has hired an outside consulting firm to provide executive support. The diocese is also looking to hire Stewardship Coordinators to be the ‘boots on the ground.” Stewardship Coordinators will work with and support parishes during this important endeavor. Stewardship Coordinators are responsible for overseeing assigned parish campaigns and development objectives. These positions report to the Director of Stewardship and Development and operate with wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
We Are Looking for Dedicated Professionals Who Can
Successfully lead and manage projects from inception to conclusion
Apply critical and strategic thinking to quickly identify the crux of a problem, question, or issue
Communicate clearly, concisely, and logically both verbally and in writing, and is comfortable articulating strategies with a variety of audiences
Adopt an approach to any given situation and remain open-minded to new ideas
Thrive in a mission-oriented environment and is motivated by the idea of working across philanthropic sectors
Practicing Catholic committed to Mission and Teachings of the Catholic Church Excellent quantitative analytical skills Keen business sense demonstrated in either a professional or academic environment Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously Great storytelling skills and strong public speaking skills Professional demeanor Computer proficiency Valid Massachusetts driver’s license Bachelor’s Degree
Projects May Include
Developing work plans and materials for campaign planning studies and development assessments Conducting analysis of our clients through review of fundraising performance and interviews with organization's executives, volunteer leaders, and donors Preparing fundraising campaign materials, including strategic plans, operating materials, case statements, and major gift proposals Conducting in-depth prospect research Crafting individual cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies Write and deliver high-impact presentations and materials
Spanish (proficient in conversing, reading, and writing)
Polish (proficient in conversing, reading, and writing)
Portuguese (proficient in conversing, reading, and writing)
Vietnamese (proficient in conversing, reading, and writing)
Evening Meetings and weekend work are required
New hires will go through a 26-week training period
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience
Note: These are temporary positions. The diocese is looking to only hire Stewardship Coordinators for the duration of the campaign. The campaign’s estimated length is a year and half.
Benefits: Participation in the Diocese of Springfield 403(b) Plan, 3% Employer Match with a 1-year vesting from date of participation Medical, Dental and Vision benefits 4 weeks vacation Paid Holidays
For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to:
Jon Van Beaver
Director of Development, Diocese of Springfield