Stewardship Director

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church


As a member of the Saint Paul the Apostle staff, the Stewardship Director serves the parish (both the church and the school) by cultivating and growing the resources of the parish and promoting habits of good stewardship and communication amongst parishioners, parish leadership, school faculty and staff, school parents, and parish administration.

The Stewardship Director is primarily responsible for:

  • Fostering financial stewardship
  • Cultivating relationships with current and prospective donors
  • Inspiring confidence in prospective donors
  • Effectively carrying out the Dream Big campaign with parish Pastor and campaign volunteers, and
  • Working with the parish Pastor, Director of Parish Administration, and staff to increase donations to the parish through strategic and communications and processes.


The Stewardship Director will create and facilitate ways to improve regular offertory among parishioners and coordinate annual giving opportunities for the school. They will create various strategies that promote one-time, and annual gifts. The Director will also work with the Pastor to cultivate relationships with parishioners who establish endowments/planned gifts. The Stewardship Director will provide leadership in developing an Annual Impact Report and other regular means of communication and stewardship throughout the entire parish.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (to include but not limited to):


  • Works with Pastor, church staff, and school faculty and staff to integrate stewardship activities and evangelization efforts within the entire parish
  • Cultivates best practices for engaging parishioners through gifts of time, talent, and treasure
  • Develops a Stewardship Committee and works with volunteers to cultivate a warm and hospitable culture of stewardship throughout the parish


  • Works with the parish office to coordinate marketing materials among various parish departments and ministries (website, bulletin, email, publications, school events, etc.)
  • Assists and gives input to the Pastor, School Principal, and parish staff for more effective parish communications
  • Communicates with parish benefactors (assists with annual statements, assists the Pastor in acknowledging gifts to the parish, etc.) with a goal of increasing committed giving and financial stewardship
  • Attends staff meetings, finance council meetings, and other committee meetings as deemed necessary by Director, Parish Administration


  • Works with the Pastor in donor relations for parish members, the annual Diocesan/Bishop’s Appeal, etc.
  • Provides leadership on the parish’s ongoing Dream Big campaign
  • Works to continue building fiscal strength of the parish, to include regular offertory, planned gifts, end-of-year gifts, endowments, etc.
  • Collects information and works with the Director of Parish Administration and parish staff on a parish Impact Report and January end-of-year tax statements
  • Responsible for keeping donor information and other private personal information confidential


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
  • Preferred three+ years of experience in fundraising, communications, business, sales, or management
  • Strong oral & written communication skills required
  • Demonstrated effective management of people and processes required
  • Computer skills and knowledge of accounting and/or donor software required
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Church and its mission required
  • Demonstrated previous experience in stewardship, communications, and/or development; experience of setting and administering departmental and campaign budgets within a mid to large complex organization, preferably a Catholic Parish; progressive development experience overseeing successful fundraising programs


  • Practicing Roman Catholic who upholds the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church and who possesses a sound working knowledge of the Catholic faith and of the Church hierarchy, especially related to stewardship and charitable giving
  • Has the ability to support the mission of the parish and working knowledge of parish and parish school dynamics; must be familiar with the New Evangelization effort in the Church
  • Proven track record of realizing major or planned gifts; working knowledge of planned giving investments; and ability to inspire confidence among donor prospects.
  • Understanding of campaign fundraising is preferred
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, with the capacity to inspire trust in people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and public speaking skills
  • Management abilities to include strategic planning, budget preparation, project management, and attracting /supervising volunteers
  • Self-directed and able to work a flexible schedule to include some nights and weekends, and travel as necessary to achieve fundraising objectives and meet demands
  • Proficiency with information technology, including Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Maintains confidential information and has a high degree of personal integrity
  • Foster a warm, welcoming, positive, and cheerful environment for staff, faculty, and parishioners
  • Adhere to a business professional dress code


Exempt from Overtime, Salaried, Full time: 40 hours per week with benefits. Able to work a flexible schedule as necessary (nights, weekends.) Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a very generous benefits package.

All interested candidates should send their resumes with a cover letter via email to Maddy Andrews at Cramer & Associates, Inc. ([email protected]) No phone calls, please.

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