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Advancement Associate

POSITION: Advancement Associate
REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Advancement
SCHEDULE: Part-time, Monday – Friday approximately 10 hours a week
PAY: Hourly

About Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Cristo Rey Jesuit (CRJ) Milwaukee is part of the growing national Cristo Rey Network (CRN) of 39 high schools that feature a unique integration of college-prep academics, professional experience, and spiritual formation with a focus on students of limited financial means.  At CRJ’s $33 million campus, just across the Menomonee Valley from Marquette University in the heart of Clarke Square, Cristo Rey serves a diverse student body of approximately 460 young men and women and 450 alumni.  Students attend class four days per week and work in a professional setting one day per week through our innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).  It is the collective mission of our staff to provide our students with a Jesuit education that ensures they gain admission to – and ultimately graduate from – college.  In pursuit of that goal, Cristo Rey staff collaborate, reflect, and practice to maximize their impact each day.

Job Description 

The part-time Advancement Associate’s primary responsibility is managing the donor database, maintaining donor records and acknowledging contributions to the school Advancement Department. In addition, this position generates system reports necessary for soliciting, analyzing, and determining goal progress. This person coordinates and supports the clerical needs of the Advancement Department.


  • Maintain, enhance and update the donor databases – DonorPerfect Online
  • Process gifts and prepare acknowledgment letters
  • Analyze development data to provide scheduled and impromptu reports for department needs
  • Coordinate segmentation of database to manage appeals and reporting
  • Create processes to consistently identify new prospects at all giving levels
  • Facilitate grants calendar and deadlines
  • Collect relevant information and data to support in grant application process
  • Assist in fulfilling grant reporting requirements
  • Work with Finance Team to reconcile DonorPerfect Online with general ledger on a monthly basis
  • Support departmental events with clerical support
  • Assist with other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Advancement Directors


  • High school degree and database experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • A strong team player, demonstrated self-starter and motivational leader with excellent interpersonal skills, requiring minimal supervision and a desire to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a keen attention to detail
  • Desire and ability to support the Catholic and Ignatian character of the school
  • Passionately articulate commitment to the mission of Cristo Rey Jesuit as both a sponsored ministry of the Society of Jesus and a member of the Cristo Rey Network of schools.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; Proficiency on DonorPerfect a plus


Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to: Shannon Watry, CFRE, Senior Advancement Director, at [email protected]