Position Title: Development Associate
Reports to: Vice President of Development
Are you a self-starter that is highly motived at successfully setting and achieving goals? Pacific School of Religion has the perfect opportunity for you as a Development Associate!
The Development Associate supports key aspects of the Development department at Pacific School of Religion (PSR) including gift processing, database management, office coordination, administrative support, digital and print communications, event planning, donor research and stewardship, and alumnx relations. An essential member of the Development team at PSR, this position reports to the Vice President of Development and collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and diverse departments and centers at PSR. This position requires excellent administrative, organizational, and communication skills; an ability to connect with diverse constituents; a capacity to work collaboratively and across departmental lines at a small institution; and skills in a wide range of administrative and fundraising areas.
- Coordinate and oversee all aspects of gift processing and donor acknowledgement.
- Perform general secretarial and receptionist duties for the Development department including maintaining supplies, working with vendors and contractors, updating subscriptions, and coordinating with other departments, donors, alumnx, and external constituents.
- Maintain the Raiser’s Edge database through accurate record keeping, reassessment of Standard Operating Procedures, and regular updating of constituent, event, fund, and campaign records.
- Initiate database projects including data clean-up; donor coding and tracking; management of attributes, prospects, and action items; and setting up imports and exports.
- Train student workers and other staff on Raiser’s Edge and office protocols.
- Maintain active and archived files, in hard and digital formats, and develop and follow protocols for recording data and maintaining files.
- Produce reports, mailing lists, and other documents to support development activities.
- Assist with event planning and coordination for recurring and one-time events.
- Make travel arrangements and set up technology platforms for advancement meetings and staff business travel.
- Assist with donor prospect and foundation research.
- Assist with alumnx and donor communications and reporting including developing content, writing reports, and using print and digital communications platforms.
- Help with in-house mailings and other projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Associates degree and/ or 3 years minimum experience in an administrative support capacity in a development department.
- Advanced knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills including verbal and written communications, proficiency in writing and editing, and ability to speak effectively with donors, alumnx, faculty, staff, board members, and volunteers.
- Experience using social media, online marketing software, website management, and other online tools such as donation platforms, survey tools, online meeting platforms, and community engagement tools.
- Self-starter, highly motivated, and successful at setting and achieving goals.
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects and priorities with efficiency, give careful attention to detail, and demonstrate organizational and management skills.
- Familiarity with local churches, denominational structures, and/or theological education.
- Ability to work independently, function cooperatively as a member of a team, and establish effective working relationships with staff, faculty, students, alumnx, and external constituents.
- Commitment to racial, gender, sexual orientation, and economic justice and ability to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse community
- Proficient with personal computers and technology, especially MS Office Suite.
- Proven ability to handle confidential material accurately and with sensitivity.
Education and Experience Requirement(s):
- Associates degree and/ or 3 years minimum experience in an administrative support capacity in a development department
Salary commensurate with experience. This is a part time job including some benefits.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled. Believe that strength comes through diversity, we strongly encourage candidates from historically under-represented groups to apply.
About Pacific School of Religion:
Pacific School of Religion (PSR) is a progressive, multidenominational seminary and center for social justice that prepares spiritually-rooted leaders to work for the well-being of all people. Rooted in the Christian tradition, PSR is home to a vibrant and diverse community of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of spiritual, religious, and cultural backgrounds. Reflecting the interreligious and multiethnic reality of the world, PSR develops and connects individuals engaged in faith-based leadership and social activism through rigorous scholarship, practical training and immersive fieldwork, preparing them for ongoing service including pastoral ministry, non-profit and civic leadership, and public policy. PSR is a member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an interfaith consortium of seminaries and institutes in the San Francisco Bay Area. PSR is a non-profit founded in 1866 and is located in Berkeley, California.
PSR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, PSR is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, who work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. www.psr.edu