Director, Institutional Advancement

Philadelphia 19144, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM) in Philadelphia is seeking an experienced Director of Institutional Advancement. This position will create and implement a comprehensive development program to secure the financial resources to support our mission. Additionally, he or she will build fundraising strategies that increase support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources.

This position will play a key role in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors for capital campaigns and special projects either in the local Catholic community, or within the Eastern region of the United States and Canada. As a result, a minimum 25% travel is required in order to do this job effectively. Our Director will also seek philanthropic support through annual giving, direct mail, memorials, grants, special events, capital campaigns, planned giving and other programs. Candidates should also be comfortable using relevant software programs, technology and social media as a resource for identifying and contacting potential donors.


This is a full-time salaried position with excellent benefits, reporting to the Senior Executive Director (SED) as part of the management team. The successful candidate will work directly with the SED to set program strategy and deliverables. A Bachelor’s degree is required, or Master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred, with a minimum of eight years in a fundraising environment and achieved certification as an ACFRE or CFRE (Advanced/Certified Fund-Raising Executive).


Qualified candidates must be a practicing Roman Catholic who uphold the teaching and traditions of the Catholic Church and possess a sound working knowledge of the Catholic faith and Church hierarchy. Candidates that meet these qualifications should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected].


Our mission at CAMM is to help continue the work of St. Vincent De Paul by supporting the ministry of the priests and brothers who follow in his footsteps. For over 100 years, CAMM has been dedicated to spreading devotion to Mary Immaculate and her Miraculous Medal, helping the formation and education of seminarians, providing care to the aged and infirm Vincentian Priests and Brothers of the Eastern Province, and supporting programs that provide assistance to the poor.

CAMM oversees the operation of The Miraculous Medal Shrine, home of the Perpetual Miraculous Medal Monday Novena. Located in the East Germantown section of Philadelphia, the Shrine is a sanctuary for prayer, meditation, and pilgrimage to God and to the Blessed Virgin Mary.


Contact: Marlene Galdi

Salary: Open

E-Mail: [email protected]

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