Director of Development – Catholic Schools, Orange Catholic Foundation, Garden Grove, CA

The Director of Development for Catholic Schools is a new position who will join an existing team of dynamic advancement professionals, volunteers and staff at the Orange Catholic Foundation. This position will work in collaboration with the leadership team at the Diocese of Orange who share a commitment to supporting and sustaining Catholic schools in our Diocese. 

The Director of Development for Catholic Schools will be a deeply involved frontline fundraiser and leader within the Orange Catholic Foundation and will work in close collaboration with the Superintendent of Catholic Schools and other leaders in the Catholic Schools Department. This position is tasked with creating and raising support for annual funds to benefit the schools both at a diocesan and individual school level as well as the continuation of soliciting both outright and estate gifts to increase the school endowment funds at the Orange Catholic Foundation for the benefit of these schools. Other special projects may be initiated based on the emerging diocesan strategic plan for Catholic schools as well as other special projects that may be initiated. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Philanthropy of the Orange Catholic Foundation (OCF) and working closely with the Superintendent of Schools and the Executive Director and President of the OCF, the Director of Development will be charged with developing nearly $3 million in support (Endowment and Annual) for the Diocese’s schools each year.

Key factors contributing to the success of the Director of Development will be the ability to raise philanthropic support for the Diocesan Catholic Elementary Schools and its programs, and to develop effective outreach and campaign strategies that connect with individual and institutional donors. As part of that effort, the Director of Development will work with other members of OCF and schools department to continually improve the fundraising support infrastructure and ensure that the organization can respond quickly, effectively, creatively and contextually to long term financial requirements, short term operating needs while respecting donor intent.

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To apply: please send cover letter and resume to Tom Burnham,

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