Development Director

Reference: JOB1066
Employer: American Federation Pueri Cantores (AFPC)

American Federation Pueri Cantores (AFPC) is seeking a Development Director

to lead its first National Challenge Campaign


The American Federation Pueri Cantores (Latin for Children Singers) is seeking an experienced and energetic development professional to conduct its first National Challenge Campaign throughout the United States. The American Federation is the second largest organization of its kind in the world (representing 219 choirs across 70 dioceses) and the U.S. Catholic Church’s official organization of Sacred Music for youth. The governing Board and friends of AFPC are committed to raising substantial new monies through a new annual fund, matching grants and foundation gifts, and other alternative funding avenues (e.g., corporate giving). The successful candidate will work with governing Board to accomplish these goals and will also oversee volunteer efforts to secure additional individual donations via three-year pledge gifts.


Responsibilities include envisioning, designing, and overseeing solicitation strategies to reach over 9,000 prospects. The director will recruit, train and guide teams of volunteers to success, and will coordinate solicitations with those who will attract matching gifts to the campaign. A primary focus will be building effective relationships with multiple audiences such as alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of AFPC as well as appropriate charitable foundations and funds. The director will produce effective support materials for Board members and volunteers assisting in the campaign.


The Development Director will report to and advise the Board’s Sustainability Committee on matters relating to building a solid, dependable annual fund, while providing financial updates and laying the groundwork of support for future fundraising strategies. Successful candidates must have successful direct solicitation experience, must be goal-oriented, self-motivated, proactive, and organized, and must demonstrate accountability, initiative, creativity, and focus.


Position is available immediately; Headquarters, Orange, CA, however work location is negotiable. Initially half-time position with the possibility of full-time in the future. Please send your resume with a cover letter, to include a detailed description (200 words or less) of why you are interested in a position with AFPC and how you plan to help us accomplish our mission of sharing sacred music with the children of the U.S. Catholic Church to: or mail to AFPC, 1188 N. Tustin Street, Orange, CA 92867. No telephone calls please. All required application materials must be received No Later Than 5:00 PM (Pacific) on Friday, July 13, 2018. Candidates chosen for interviews will be required to submit 3 references (at least one work/professional related)

prior to the interview. Founded in 1953, American Federation Pueri Cantores (AFPC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a leading affiliate of Pueri Cantores International, the official Vatican-based student choral organization of the Catholic Church. For multiple generations, AFPC has developed an extensive program of successful choral festivals throughout the United States. Now, each year, thousands of students from different parish and school choirs from around the country come together to sing and worship at these choral festivals and Masses. Additional information is available at the AFPC website at As well, please see our video, Pueri Cantores “Choir of 1,000 Voices,” at


posted June 26, 2018