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Stewardship & Events Coordinator

Organization: Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
Full Time

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Development Director, the Stewardship and Events Coordinator provides support for the fundraising events and programs of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. The position plays a vital role in supporting the seminary’s efforts to build donor relationships, increase public awareness, and fundraise. The role interacts with seminary donors, volunteers, faculty, staff, and seminarians.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain primary responsibility for the successful planning, implementation, and execution of the Convivium Dinner Auction (November), the seminary’s sole annual fundraiser.
  • Coordinate details of recurring events (such as the Fiat Women’s Group), annual functions (such as Alumni Day), and one-time activities (such as donor receptions, tours, etc).
  • Work with the Communications Specialist to design and execute promotional materials, programs, signage, and collateral pieces for assigned events.
  • Oversee the day of event details including venue setup, A/V needs, internal equipment, food and beverage needs, etc. for various events. Proactively handle logistics and arising issues; troubleshoot problems before, during, and after events.
  • Assist in executing donor stewardship activities, including tracking and reporting actions and next steps for donors.
  • Collaborate with other Development staff to support successful fundraising campaigns.
  • Provide support for volunteers and assist in volunteer recruitment.
  • Provide other assistance as needed and requested.

Knowledge & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Prior experience in event planning and management required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Excellent technology and database skills. Experience in Raiser’s Edge and Blackbaud NXT preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to successfully motivate, engage, support, and manage volunteers, donors, and team members.

Physical Demands

  • 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 responds 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 as required.

Relationships Requirements:

  • 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 Kenrick Glennon Seminary.

To apply, please send resume to - [email protected]