The Campaign for Catholic Schools seeks a new team member as a valuable addition to the work underway to rebuild urban Catholic Schools in Greater Boston. The Campaign for Catholic Schools has raised over $115 million to renovate buildings, improve academics, and support teachers and school leadership in new ways. We have attracted an ecumenical group of business leaders from the hedge, private equity, and investment community who believe in this work and who generously support it.
The Development Associate will report to the President and Vice President of Development and Strategy and will function as the administrative chief of staff. S/he will be responsible for all administrative duties in support of the Campaign and will play a key role in developing the annual fund base of supporters, organizing small donor events, and writing communications materials. There are opportunities to gain experience and grow in this position for candidates who would like to pursue a career in development. This job is a combination of in-person and remote work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide high level administrative support to professional staff.
Prepare all correspondence, invitations, acknowledgements, stewardship, and communications with prospects, donors, and volunteers.
Log and track all incoming donations and ensure acknowledgements sent by appropriate parties.
Work with the communications and marketing team to brainstorm ideas as well as draft e-mail and e-newsletter articles. Represent CCS on social media strategy, ensuring communications are clear and effective.
Prepare high-quality reports and presentation materials, including prospect list management, document preparation, and follow-ups.
Manage the Annual fund and Honor Roll mailings, including brainstorming letter themes, drafting appeal letters, and preparing mailings.
Organize small group fundraising breakfasts and luncheon events.
Implement best practices in project management to ensure performance outcomes achieved, deadlines met within budget and department objectives, and timelines managed to plan.
Add or update donor information and track meetings in Raiser's Edge database.
Highly motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently and prioritize tasks.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (oral and written) skills.
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and adjust workflow based on priorities.
Strong computer skills and familiarity with MS Office including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
Professional demeanor, ability to interact well with high-level executives, clergy, trustees, community members, partner organizations and maintain a level of confidentiality.
Proven ability to communicate skillfully and persuasively in both oral and written form
Bachelor's Degree preferred along with a positive attitude and sense of humor!
PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE ELEMENTS:
Ability to use a computer keyboard for up to 8 hours/day.
Ability to sit for up to 8 hours/day.
Ability to lift to 20 pounds.
The duties and requirements described above are representative of those encountered during performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.