Director of Development, Catholic Newman Center (Rolla)

The Rolla Catholic Newman Center hosts an active Campus Ministry program serving about 1200 college students. The successful candidate will build a strong community of diverse stakeholders who provide the spiritual, visionary, and financial support required to bring the ministry to the next level. This community includes students, alumni, parents of students, alumni, parishioners, and benefactors. This individual must also establish a long-term fundraising program supported by regular, special, and planned giving from the stakeholder community and other philanthropic sources. This position will develop with the ministry.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Expand the stakeholder community by identifying, reaching out to, and establishing/ maintaining relationships with current, former, and new stakeholders
  • Plan, execute and grow the annual giving program including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and close gifts with prospective donors (may include overnight travel)
  • Establish and maintain a social media presence to reach ministry stakeholders
  • Plan, promote, and execute special giving programs and special events


  • Practicing Catholic with a passion for developing young disciples
  • Experience reaching out to and establishing relationships with diverse populations and individuals
  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, public relations, communications, or a related field, or a combination of education and experience is preferred
  • Fundraising experience with demonstrated success is preferred
  • Proficiency in database software, Office 365, and website programs or applications 
  • CFRE certification desired

If interested, please send your resume to Dcn. Matt McLaughlin at