Are you a go-getter who is passionate about serving the poor and isolated people in our country? Are you looking to work for a well-run nonprofit that offers its employees quality engagement and a career trajectory in development or nonprofit management? If so, we’re excited that you found us!
Over the last 113 years, Catholic Extension has distributed more than $1.3 billion to build strong communities of faith, so that Catholics in these areas have the tools to inspire hope and ignite change. These funds are made possible by tens of thousands of donors each year.
We’re in search of a new Development Associate, Donor Relations to serve as an integral member of the team working to ensure a positive giving experience for Catholic Extension’s donors and to retain them over time.
In this role, you will:
Serve as an integral member of a 20+ member development team within an established program with diverse revenue streams
Report to the Senior Director of Individual Giving focusing on donor retention activities
Implement an annual stewardship plan for Catholic Extension’s 30,000 annual donors
Draft correspondence, including acknowledgement letters, and prepare stewardship pieces for annual, major and planned gift donors
Oversee special mailings and assist with donor database management, including gift processing as needed
Catholic Extension has 50 full-time employees based at its headquarters in Chicago or in one of its regional offices. Our talented and experienced staff work in a dynamic, fast-paced, and team-focused culture. We offer competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, matched 403b, paid time off, holidays, professional development opportunities, and more.
Catholic Extension seeks a professional with a minimum 2 years’ work experience in a nonprofit or business environment. A bachelor’s degree is required. Professional and personal attributes of sought-after candidates include:
Ability to accomplish goals both independently and collaboratively within a team
Excellent interpersonal skills with strong customer service orientation and follow-through
Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Excellent project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects, prioritizing and problem-solve quickly with an attention to details
Inquisitive and curious
Ability to receive feedback with an improvement mindset
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the organization’s mission
Be an energetic, self-starting thinker with strong organizational skills
An appreciation for and general understanding of the teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church
A passion for your field and a sense of humor
About Catholic Extension
Catholic Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation that may be necessary to participate in the application process.
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, disability, 403b with company matching, paid time off, paid company holidays, commuter assistance, professional development opportunities, mentoring and more!
Catholic Extension is located at 150 S. Wacker Drive, 20th floor, Chicago, IL. For more information about the organization, please visit: www.catholicextension.org.