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Advancement Associate

Organization: Washington University Catholic Student Center
Full Time

The Catholic Student Center at Washington University (CSC) is a house of Catholic formation and a community of hospitality for students of all faiths. The CSC strives to form students intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually, according to the wisdom of the Catholic Church.

Position Summary

The Advancement Associate supports fundraising programs for the CSC. This includes, but is not limited to, inputting gifts to Raiser’s Edge NXT, initiating gift acknowledgments, and keeping records in Raiser’s Edge NXT up to date. The Associate also assists in creating appeals and drafting various communications. This position reports directly to the Director of Advancement and is expected to exercise considerable discretion in the execution of their position.

Duties and Responsibilities

•Raiser’s Edge NXT database administration; including gift entry, updating and maintaining accurate records, and generating constituent lists.

•Manage thank you letter writing process for all gifts including monetary and in kind; manage tax letters.

•Monitor online giving platform; process gifts made online.

•Submit grant applications including the Annual Catholic Appeal; and complete required follow-up action items.

•Assist with the drafting of appeal letters throughout the year.

•Prepare large appeal mailings and ensure appeals are sent to target audiences.

•Assist Finance Manager and Archdiocesan Accountant in reconciling Raiser’s Edge with the General Ledger; and run end of the month reports.

•Other duties as assigned.


•Undergraduate degree required

•Experience in accounting preferred, but not required

•Time management and organizational skills

•Attention to detail

•Communication skills including written and verbal

•Proficient in MS Office programs and Google suite

•Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge 7.0 or Raiser’s Edge NXT strongly preferred

•Experience working both independently and in a collaborative environment

•Supports the mission and values of the Catholic Church; Practicing Catholic is preferred

Contact Details

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter to [email protected]