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Our mission is to advance and encourage the spirituality of Stewardship through personal invitation, opportunities, formation, and practical initiatives. We are committed to advancing the mission and ministries of the Catholic Church by forming Disciples of Christ throughout the state of South Carolina and cultivating a culture of gratitude. Through gratitude and discipleship, the desire to share God’s gifts is fostered, and that’s stewardship.

The Development and Special Events Assistant works with the Director and Associate Director of Stewardship and Mission Advancement. They will work closely with donors that support Diocesan ministries, parishes, and schools in a continuous effort to promote a strong philanthropic culture throughout the state of South Carolina.  Additionally, they will help coordinate and plan special events to acknowledge and thank donors across the state.

Duties for the development assistant will include preparing progress reports, engaging with current and potential donors, collaborating with parishes to plan special events and promote fundraising initiatives, tracking contributions, ensuring timely acknowledgment of contributions, managing mailing lists, coordinating training and educational workshops, assisting with social media communication, and assembling informational packets for parishes.  Your expertise in supporting development efforts will assist our organization in its mission to increase available funding to our ministries, programs, schools, and parishes.  This position will typically serve as the frontline point-of-contact for donor and client inquiries, thus extra emphasis will be put on maintaining strong and responsive relationships with all external stakeholders.  You will also assist in streamlining development processes, and identifying additional funding opportunities to promote our organization’s mission and overall fundraising goals.

The ideal candidate for this role should possess good people skills, works well independently and with a team, exceptional communication skills, and time management skills. The noteworthy development assistant should enhance the efficiency of administrative functions, sustain organizational growth, secure funding injections, maintain positive relations with donors, and ensure the integrity of development processes.  Knowledge of the structure and operational functions of the Catholic Church is a plus, but is not required.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain relations with donors and clients.
  • Take responsibility and ownership for projects and events.
  • Build and maintain client and donor databases.
  • Support and improve fundraising efforts.
  • Enhance overall development initiatives.
  • Enhance and advise on operating procedures.
  • Identify and engage with potential funding sources.
  • Distribute communications and support materials.
  • Serve as a contact to our Diocesan ministries, parishes, and schools.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, marketing, management, or communications or a related field.
  • Previous experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge is preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Collaborative and a team player
  • Self-motivated.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Database management experience.
  • Energetic and engaging.
  • Customer-oriented.

To apply for this job email your details to apply@charlestondiocese.org