Job Application - Catholic Charities Steuben/Livingston

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Development Assistant

Under the guidance of the Development Manager and the organization's development team, creates and implements strategies that ensure sustainability and organizational growth

Specific Duties

1.       Assist Development Manager with administrative duties including invoicing, filing, general word processing and recording and preparing meeting minutes for Development-related committees, creating correspondence as needed.

2.       Assist Development Committee with preparation and implementation of annual fundraising events and materials, including donor/volunteer appreciation events and other fundraising needed. Assists with marketing and communication initiatives.

3.       Assist with the writing and editing of appeals, acknowledgements, donor news, monthly newsletters, reports, and proposals.

4.       Assist Development Committee with the preparation of agency promotional materials, as needed – including but not limited too – writing and proofing of print collateral such as annual report, newsletter, special print pieces, press releases, etc.

5.       Use Raiser’s Edge donor database for research and to add information including but not limited to i.e. new donors, donor notes, deposit batches, tax acknowledgement letters, etc.

6.       Use marketing tools such as social media and email to promote and communicate opportunities.

7.       Maintain calendar of outreach activities including community events, workshops, appearances, and other communication opportunities.

8.       Identify and reconcile data input discrepancies in Raiser’s Edge and be sure all data follows our input guidelines.

9.       Maintain a high-level of confidentiality when working with sensitive donor information.

10.   File and archive Development Department documents and records.

11.   Assure data integrity and comply with all policies and procedures related to keeping donor information safe and secure.

12.   Participate in special events as needed.

13.   In collaboration with Development Committee, maintain/nurture relationships with donors, clients, and collaborative partners.

14.   Create and deliver presentations/attend community meetings.

15.   Participate in trainings and on committees as directed.

16.   Ensure compliance with all applicable Local, State, and Federal regulations and agency policies.

17.   Other duties as assigned.


Associates’ degree in public relations, marketing or communications and a minimum of two years’ development or fundraising experience. -   OR -

High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of four years’ development or fundraising experience.

Previous experience in development or fund-raising activities preferred.