Catholic Mobilizing Network’s Director of Development is a full-time position, preferably based in Washington, DC. The Director of Development creates, oversees, and implements CMN’s yearly fundraising and development plan, in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. This position seeks to ensure that CMN has the financial resources necessary to accomplish its mission to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice.  

In order to track and steward CMN’s resources responsibly and strategically, the Development Director takes leadership in the following areas:


  • Manages a consistent, systematic approach to donor relations through regular outreach and engagement

  • Manages and collaborates on direct mail, email, and social media fundraising campaigns including but not limited to the End of Year (Christmas) campaign, Lenten campaign, Annual Appeal, Women’s Religious campaign, Bishops’ Appeal campaign

  • Creates content for donation-related webpages and for special campaigns  

Major Gifts

  • Works with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors

  • Researches individuals who have the interest and capacity to make significant gifts

  • Manages and expands CMN’s Planned Giving program

  • Maintains strong communications with CMN supporters


  • Writes, manages, processes all CMN grant applications, proposals, and reports

  • Works closely with CMN program staff to quantify goals and impact for grant applications and produce reports

  • Maintains and strengthens relationships with current and prospective funders

  • Researches new grant possibilities

  • Communicates regularly with foundations

Other Development Activities

  • Provides leadership for all special event fundraisers and friend-raisers

  • Maintains constituent and donor database and monitors online giving platforms

  • Manages gift processing, acknowledgement letters, thank you notes 

  • Manages any other funding possibilities such as Combined Federal Campaign, Mission Appeals, and Amazon Smile

  • Provides lead staff support for CMN’s Board Development Committee 

  • Builds capacity around CMN’s access to stock gifts, bequests 

  • Tracks and provides monthly reporting on individual giving, congregational and clergy giving, grant reporting, and other development related admin as they arise


  • Prepares development program reports for quarterly board meetings

  • Participates in weekly staff meetings, organizational planning, relevant ongoing retreats and staff trainings


  • The Development Director is supervised by the Executive Director

Ideal Candidates have: 

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in the area of fundraising and non-profit development

  • Commitment to the mission and core values of Catholic Mobilizing Network, including a commitment to racial equity

  • Top-notch writing and solid oral communication skills

  • Ease in meeting donors, introducing CMN’s mission and programs, interfacing with existing and new supporters

  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to juggle multiple projects, meet deadlines, implement goals, and keep things moving while maintaining a high attention to accuracy and detail

  • Extensive experience in grant writing and reporting

  • Tech savvy and familiar with donor databases and new technology a plus

  • Comfort working independently, appreciative of a collaborative work environment 

  • Comfort working with Church hierarchy 

  • Understanding of Catholic theology and Catholic Social Teaching desired

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree in a related field preferred

  • Ability to work regularly in CMN’s DC-based office, preferred

Salary and Benefits

The starting salary range is $65K- $75K based on experience.  
CMN provides excellent individual health insurance.
Generous vacation policies
Employees have access to 403B plan with employer match.  

Application Process

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2022. Interested applicants may send cover letter and resume to:

Catholic Mobilizing Network is an equal opportunity employer. CMN is committed to recruiting and retaining a just and representative work and volunteer force, we encourage people of color and individuals with disabilities to apply.