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Advancement Associate

POSITION: Advancement Associate
REPORTS TO: Senior Advancement Director

The Advancement Associate works under the direct supervision of the Senior Advancement  Director, with a great deal of contact/support for the President and Vice President of Strategic Growth. This person coordinates and supports many of the activities of the Advancement Department. Some specific responsibilities include donor database management, grant writing/reporting, special events and annual giving campaign support.


Donor Database Management

  • Maintain, enhance and update the donor database – DonorPerfect Online
  • Process gifts and prepare acknowledgment letters
  • Analyze development data to provide scheduled and impromptu reports for board meetings and appeals
  • Work with Finance Team  to reconcile DonorPerfect Online with general ledger on a monthly basis
  • Coordinate segmentation of database to manage appeals and reporting
  • Create processes to consistently identify new prospects at all giving levels

Grant Writing and Reporting

  • Manage grants calendar and deadlines
  • Complete grant proposals
  • Collect relevant information and data to support in grant application process
  • Assist in fulfilling grant reporting requirements
  • Assist with other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Advancement  Directors 

Special Events and Annual Giving Support

  • Plan, coordinate and assist with special events and donor cultivation events
  • Oversee, manage and analyze aspects of annual appeal solicitation efforts
  • Assist in coordination and management of volunteers  
  • Coordinate and maintain the development calendar


  • Bachelor’s degree and preferably, some experience in fundraising   
  • 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


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