Catholic Family Service (CFS) is all about building strong families. Our programs and services respond to the challenges that threaten families and leave them vulnerable. We focus on enhancing the mental health and well-being of our clients, empowering parents, nurturing children’s healthy development and enabling success in school. We take an integrated approach across our service portfolio, always looking for the opportunity to encourage discussion and healing at the family level. In so doing, we enable CFS professionals to help their clients build strong and resilient families – and to break through the cycle of vulnerability to live the lives they have always wanted. We serve and employ people from all faith traditions, cultures and backgrounds.
Title: Director, Community Relations Job Type: Full-time, 1.0 FTE
Reporting to the Co-Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Community Relations oversees the development, implementation and management of the agency’s fund development, donor engagement and stewardship, communications, and volunteer strategies. The Director also takes leadership for the planning, coordination and implementation of the annual Unlocking Potential Foundation Gala, the agency’s premier fundraising event. Managing community relationships and representing CFS with donors, fundraising board members, partners and other external stakeholders are key functions of the Director role.
As a senior leader, the Director of Community Relations will: participate as a member of the senior leadership team in driving forward the pursuit of the agency’s purpose, ambitions and strategic objectives; liaise with and steward the board of Unlocking Potential Foundation, the agency’s fundraising arm; secure revenue through a major gifts strategy, community grants, various fundraising campaigns and corporate engagement strategies; oversee human resource allocation and management within the Community Relations department; build engagement with and oversee communication to external stakeholders of the agency, including the agency’s website and social media platforms; develop and monitor annual business plans, priorities and budgets; and create tailored financial and/or program outcome reports for funders and donors.
Our ideal candidate is a visionary, creative and highly competent leader that strives for excellence. You are passionate about engaging the wider community in our purpose of building strong families and building authentic connection between the stories of those that give and those that we serve. You approach your work through a systemic lens and work well with a wide range of personalities and educational disciplines, building a cohesive working environment that promotes the purpose, ambition and values of CFS. You thrive in a fast-paced working environment with high levels of flexibility and autonomy and are undaunted by multiple projects with multiple stakeholders.
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