Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers

Maryknoll, NY (Ossining)

Who We Are:

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers – also known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Inc. – was founded in 1911 with the support of the Bishops of the United States to be the chief mission outreach of the Catholic Church in the United States.  We currently serve in 27 countries worldwide – especially among the poor. 

For more information visit www.maryknollsociety.org.

Job Description:

Reporting to the COO, the Director of Development is responsible for strategic plan development, tactical execution, analysis and results reporting for all Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers fundraising efforts excluding church dates. Oversight of multiple units include; direct marketing, gift planning (major gifts, planned giving, annuities, prospect research) digital marketing and special events. Cross functional leadership will include collaboration and direction to those departments related to or in support of fundraising initiatives, (Magazines, Mission Formation, etc.) as well as various support divisions and other departments across the organization.

The primary objective of this role is to integrate the short, mid and long term fundraising objectives of the Society within the context of the Society Mission Vision and the Strategic Mission Plan to create a fact based and effective 10 year fundraising strategy with detailed 3 year fundraising tactical plans. This includes oversight of strategy development, content creation (for all platforms – print, digital), design, internal review/approval procedures, vendor management, production, dissemination, and evaluation of all fundraising initiatives.

The Director of Development will possess breadth and depth of expertise in each of the following areas; strategic planning (evaluation of the overall fundraising landscape, forecasting trends, analysis of prior and current Maryknoll initiatives, competitive religious/Catholic/secular fundraising best practices), expertise in selecting, optimizing, coordinating and evaluating content for all fundraising platforms (print, digital ((Website, Email & Social Media)), events), continued engagement of current donors, targeting and converting new donors. Experienced in development and execution of all traditional and best practice fundraising tactics tailored to various demographic groups (Boomers, X & Y Gen., Millennials, Multi- ethnic, Multi-lingual, etc.) is essential. Objective evaluation of all external vendors to assess quality and cost effectiveness of their work will be a priority. If required, lead an RFP process to identify alternatives. This position is responsible for prompt problem resolution in all areas of fundraising.

Prior success in establishing fact based objectives with appropriate metric capture to evaluate results is required. Experience in ROI improvement to optimize cost effectiveness is essential. In addition to proven capabilities as a fundraiser, a critical success factor for this role is to provide effective leadership. Fostering a team spirit that proactively exhibits positive collaboration within all development members and partners is essential. Experienced in assessing staff capabilities and skill sets to identify gaps and mentor or engage training to improve same

Bring clear vision and innovative ideas that result in highly successful programs that increase awareness of Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. These programs will inspire donors to support the Society spiritually and financially. The Development Director will exhibit a passion for Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers charism and mission overall to ensure fundraising efforts contribute to the long range financial stability of Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • A minimum of 10 years in senior level, non-profit fundraising leadership roles.
  • Religious/Catholic experience preferred.
  • Articulate leader able to create and implement programs to educate, inspire and motivate existing donors and acquisition of new donors to achieve income targets.
  • Design and implementation of multi-faceted marketing and communications strategies
  • Ability to plan, initiate and implement new development programs to expand the donor base.
  • Knowledge of Catholic fundraising and culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically. Experience in developing fundraising strategies and tactics that are fact based and aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Highly adept at peer group assessment, target audience selection, tailored messaging and development best practices.
  • Proven success in delivering new revenue sources through development, production and implementation of integrated programs using direct mail, major gifts, planned giving, website, email and social media and special events.
  • Deep understanding of relevant metrics to evaluate program effectiveness and ability to course correct.
  • Development/management of complex targets and budget management experience.
  • Experience and ability in communicating the mission, vision, values and compelling cases to multiple audiences, one-on-one and through formal proposals, correspondence and presentations.
  • Experienced in working with computerized donor management systems; Portfolio/Donor Perfect, Engaging Network and other marketing communication tools.
  • Thorough understanding of senior level employee management techniques. Effective collaborator with cross functional partnering success.
  • Highly proficient in motivating direct reports, providing impartial and objective guidance. Able to mentor high potential employees to assume greater responsibility.
  • Successful in problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Highly organized, creative, pro-active, detail oriented, and able to prioritize with effective time management and troubleshooting skills.
  • Creative, out- of- the box thinker and problem solver.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel locally.
  • 10%+ travel required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

We offer an outstanding work environment, opportunities for career development and competitive benefits. EOE.

Salary: $150,000 per year.


We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly, Fr. Juan Montes Zúñiga)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





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