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Development Associate

Company: Diocese of St. Augustine
Date Posted: November 16, 2017

The Development Associate will take major responsibility in assisting the Director of Development in performing the duties of directing and overseeing the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal (BASA), managing all BASA donor relations and database records, and assisting with the promotion of diocesan stewardship education and activities.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs and manages all fundraising, logistics and gift processing for the BASA campaign and its related events, including: communication with clergy, staff, volunteers, and donors; manages timeline of event; works with outside vendors; negotiates yearly vendor contracts; plans and assists with all major donor receptions; development of materials and coordination of training for pastors and volunteers; tracks and reports data collection; coordinates all direct mail and email communication; and assists with the development of campaign material.
  • Takes major responsibilities in all planning, organizing and meetings of the Pastors Advisor Committee (PAC).
  • Oversees the maintenance and accuracy of the donor and grant databases.
  • Trains and supervises database/donor relations staff member(s).
  • Takes major responsibility and assists the Director in the development and implementation of Crozier level cultivation, maintenance, and special events.
  • Develops new and maintains all existing donor relations, outreach and stewardship.
  • Oversees special programs, projects and committees within the scope of the Development Office.
  • Promotes, assists and supports all diocesan stewardship activities.
  • Assists in staffing-related efforts for the Diocesan Stewardship Council and its activities.
  • Assists with all other development fundraising projects and/or special events or campaigns, as necessary.
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with clergy, schools, parish staff, and volunteers.
  • Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to parishes, diocesan staff and clergy.
  • Uses effective and appropriate supervision techniques to maximize employee morale and effectiveness.
  • Continues ongoing professional development.
  • Supports the Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Previous experience in directing annual appeals, general fundraising techniques and donor relations. 
  • Knowledge of stewardship and donor relations. 
  • Strong administrative, planning, and organizational leadership skills.
  • Must be a practicing Roman Catholic possessing the ability to respect, promote, accommodate, and not be in conflict with the mission, moral and social teachings, doctrines, and laws of the Roman Catholic faith and must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church.
  • Ability to respect and value the cultural richness that makes up the Church and society and strives to celebrate commonalities and differences among various groups.
  • Must be able to maintain confidential information, exercise good judgment and work independently as well as in a team environment; excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills is required. 
  • Must be goal-oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Requires proficient communication skills, including verbal, written and listening.
  • Proficient with information technology including Microsoft Office Suite.  
  • Must successfully pass the required criminal background check prior to employment and every five years.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.   

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