Williams Executive Search, Inc. is conducting a retained search on behalf of the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation of the St. Paul and Minneapolis area, for a President for this Minnesota nonprofit corporation. Catholic Services Appeal Foundation (CSAF) is an independent foundation that partners with fellow Catholics to share Christ’s love with neighbors in need through ministries that serve the poor, support life, and strengthen the Faith. It operates exclusively for religious, charitable, and educational purposes in conformity with the laws, theology, philosophy, teachings, and doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Gifts to the CSAF are restricted gifts for the Designated Ministries. As such, the position does require the employee to be an active, practicing Catholic.
The President will be an outgoing and strong communicator who can be the primary voice and representative of the Foundation. There is an expectation that the person filling this role will be knowledgeable and involved in the regional and national philanthropic and nonprofit community, particularly in the key funding areas, and effectively create key partnerships within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The President will need to lead and be accountable for developing the vision and strategic plan to increase the Foundation’s financial impact in advancing the goals of the broader Catholic community. As the primary leader in developing and growing donor relation this individual will need an established record of building and sustaining key philanthropic relationships, including those that have resulted in gifts of $25,000+.
Other areas of responsibility for this role include: Parish and Ministries Relations, Personnel Management, Financial Management and Budgeting, Board Relations and Events and Convenings. The President will serve as the face of the CSAF and report directly to the Board. The President will lead, empower, and collaborate with staff to provide primary oversight for all Foundation events and meetings. Additional responsibilities may be added as approved and/or assigned by the Board.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in business/management, marketing, communications, non-profit management or related field, with a demonstrated track record of strategic and operational leadership abilities, including experience developing and implementing strategic plans. A minimum of five years’ experience in development and/or nonprofit leadership roles that demonstrate an ability to successfully build and lead teams while surpassing philanthropic goals. The position requires demonstrated computer knowledge, especially in fund development software with experience in evaluating the most suitable software options and database analysis. A final and important requirement is that the candidate successfully pass the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis background check and complete VIRTUS training.
If you currently have this background and are based in the Twin Cities, we would be interested in learning more about you. Please email a copy of your resume to Bill Dubbs at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in employment with the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation – CSAF.