La Crosse, Wisconsin
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, La Crosse, WI
The Director of Development is the principal development officer of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He or she is responsible for directing all development activities in coordination with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, including the Shrine’s Founder and Chairman of the Board, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke. The Director of Development is charged with building the material resources of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in order to enable the Shrine to fulfill its spiritual mission.
The Shrine is funded entirely by private donors who believe in and support our mission of leading souls to Christ through Our Lady of Guadalupe and her message. More than 40,000 donors have supported the Shrine since its inception. Pilgrims and donations come from all 50 States and over 70 different countries.
Our development office raises approximately $1.5 million in unrestricted contributions per year, much of which comes from the Cardinal’s Annual Appeal. The most recent capital campaign, Answering Mary’s Call, raised $13 million. The next capital campaign will raise money for a 50,000 square foot, 33-room, retreat house, which will allow pilgrims to remain on the Shrine grounds for days of prayer and retreat.
For more details about the job, the mission, or how to apply, see the formal job description HERE