Under the direction of the Development Director, the Stewardship and Events Coordinator will provide support for the fundraising programs and events of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. This position is responsible for managing the donor stewardship program and coordinating various special events. The role interacts with key seminary donors, volunteers, faculty, staff, and seminarians.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Organize donor stewardship system, tracking and reporting next steps for each current or potential donor and ensure that donors receive benefits associated with the annual giving society.
- Coordinate regular events (such as the Fiat Women’s Group) and one-time activities (such as donor receptions, tours, etc).
- Maintain primary responsibility for the successful planning, implementation, and execution of annual events such as the Alumni Day (October), Convivium Dinner Auction (November), Open House (February), and more.
- Provide support for volunteers and assist in volunteer recruitment.
- Provide other assistance as needed and requested.
Knowledge & Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Prior development and event experience preferred.
- Proven ability to successfully motivate, engage, support, and manage volunteers, donors, and team members.
- Experience in Raiser’s Edge preferred.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software programs, including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Hands-on participation with event set-up is required.
- Ability to lift items from floor to shoulder level and carry a minimum of 20 pounds.
Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job:
- Must be practicing Catholic, respectful of the mission of the Church, and committed to the mission of the Seminary.
- Remains composed under stress and responses to constructive criticism tactfully.
- Trustworthy and able to maintain confidential information.
- Detail oriented and able to manage time effectively in order to accomplish highest priority goals and objectives.
- Professional demeanor with the ability to relate to and influence a wide variety of individuals.
- Ability to work evening and weekend hours at key times during the year.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others is essential.
- Must be able to build professional relationships with staff and faculty, seminarians and alumni, volunteers, donors, and visitors to the campus.
- Must be responsive to the Development Director and other staff at all times.
- Must keep the Development Director apprised of any situations that could result in disruption to operations at the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.
Submit cover letter with a resume and salary requirements to Kate Sauerburger at email@example.com.