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Chief Development Officer

Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh
Raleigh , North Carolina

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh comprises 54 counties in eastern North Carolina. Home to a burgeoning Catholic population that continues to grow and diversify, the Diocese serves as a spiritual home and a source of support for over 500,000 Catholics, encompassing a mosaic of cultures, backgrounds, and traditions. With 80 parishes, 17 missions, and four centers for campus ministry, the Diocese is a vital spiritual and community resource across its expansive territory. The Diocese’s commitment to education is evident through its network of Catholic schools, where students receive a holistic education grounded in faith, academic excellence, and service to others.

Under the leadership of Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama, the Diocese is committed to fulfilling its mission through various ministries and initiatives that cater to the spiritual, educational, and charitable needs of its constituents, serving the broader community through various charitable initiatives and social justice programs.

The Opportunity

As the leader of a growing development team, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is tasked with formulating and executing strategic fundraising initiatives critical to sustaining and expanding the Diocese’s programs and services. This individual will collaborate across the organization to provide resources and guidance on development matters to parishes, schools, and ministries.

The ideal candidate for this role is not only a seasoned development professional but also deeply passionate about the Diocese’s mission and vision. They possess exceptional relationship-building skills, both internally and externally, and exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit necessary for establishing a cutting-edge development program. With a focus on fostering a sustainable fundraising model, the CDO will identify and cultivate major donors, implement best practices in fundraising, and ensure compliance with ethical standards and regulations.

Through effective leadership and collaboration with the Bishop and senior leadership, the CDO will play a key role in securing the financial resources needed to support the Diocese’s initiatives and serve its diverse community effectively.

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