Development Coordinator (P/T)

Sacred Heart Apostolic School
Chicago, IL or Atlanta, GA area
Posted Date

Regnum Christi/Legion of Christ is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals for the position of Development Coordinator for Sacred Heart Apostolic School. The position will be ideally located in either the Chicago, IL or Atlanta, GA metro areas.

Working closely with the Sacred Heart Advancement Director, Territory Development Director, fundraising team, and other key individuals and groups, the Development Coordinator plays a part-time hands-on role in the full spectrum of fundraising events, outreach projects, and cultivation and communication efforts. The Development Coordinator will develop the fundraising program for the school, with a priority of ensuring that current and past donors receive cultivation and fundraising requests in a timely manner.

If you have (a) a passion for doing high-quality coordinating, facilitating, and supporting of work that directly enables young men the opportunity to discern their vocation as Catholic priests, and results in a myriad of men and women coming to know and serve Christ; (b) natural talents for organizing and follow-through; and (c) enjoy a self-starter work environment, then this job may be for you.


The Development Coordinator role has dual reporting both to Sacred Heart Apostolic School (SHAS) and the Territory as follows:

  1. Sacred Heart: To the Rector of SHAS as head of the school
  2. Territory: To the Director of Development for Regnum Christi/Legion of Christ, North American Territory



  • Build awareness, consensus and teamwork with Legionaries, Regnum Christi Consecrated Women and lay Regnum Christi members to achieve effective fundraising consistent with the evangelizing mission of the Regnum Christi and the Catholic Church
  • Help set realistic annual goals and implement the annual plan for SHAS fundraising
  • Facilitate the annual fundraising plan for SHAS
  • Strengthen relationships with current and future donors of SHAS through…
    • Supporting and coordinating the fundraising efforts/activities of SHAS Legionary priests and brothers
    • Working with the national fundraising team to support their efforts to obtain gifts for SHAS
  • Pre-planning for multiple campaigns and events
  • Collaborate with SHAS Director of Advancement to coordinate fundraising and promotion efforts for SHAS


  • Travel to SHAS periodically for meetings and events, generally 6 to 8 times per year
  • Attend SHAS event planning meetings
  • Help to organize fundraising events established as part of Advancement and Fundraising plans
  • Organize and supervise event volunteers as needed for event planning, staging and production
  • Attend 2 National Development team meetings annually (Travel required)
  • Participate in local or online Development training/workshops


  • Maintain annual fundraising calendar and scheduling of visits with benefactors
  • Maintain benefactor information in the CRM/database and run queries
  • Prepare and update various fundraising reports 
  • Help at peak times in mailing projects such as cards and special cultivation letters


  • Bachelors degree
  • Minimum of three years of experience in fundraising or development office administration, project coordination, and/or event coordination
  • Naturally proactive, organized, pragmatic and collaborative team style of working with others
  • Unifying and charitable interpersonal behaviors
  • A natural drive to plan and implement effective, organized systems for people
  • Good communication skills - telephone, correspondence, listening, presentation
  • Experience in MS Office, project management software, and CRM/database applications (Salesforce experience preferred)
  • A practicing Catholic is a bona fide occupational requirement of this position – one who must fully embrace the evangelizing mission of Regnum Christi, the Legion of Christ in North America, and the Catholic Church
  • Currently active in the Regnum Christi Movement is preferred but not required

Application instructions

  • Compensation:  $20-$24/hour
  • Benefits:  Paid time-off and retirement savings benefits
  • Work Environment:  In metro Chicago or metro Atlanta working with great people in achieving the Catholic Church’s modern evangelizing mission!