Development Associate

Catholic Charities

Since 1920, our culture at Catholic Charities has been defined by our mission to “provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice, and to call upon others to do the same.” We provide several social services that focus on serving the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized in communities across the 10 counties of Southeastern Wisconsin.

A career at Catholic Charities blends social service with professional advancement. Our staff is made up of a diverse group of individuals who are committed to serving clients of all faiths and backgrounds. We are a proud recipient of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces award, for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020.

Position Details

Development Associate
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

This position offers an exciting opportunity in the Development Department to master your experience in donor-centered direct-mail campaigns, gift processing, and system administration while working with state of the art fundraising software (Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge). The Development Associate engages in prospect research to develop new relationships for the agency.

In partnership with the Director of Advancement, Catholic Charities team members, and agency consultants, you will impact fundraising capabilities and strategic design. Areas of responsibility include end-to-end campaign/gift processing and acknowledgement, reporting, database maintenance, security and integrity, and prospect research.

This position is ideal for someone who is self-driven and passionate about delivering a “best in class” donor experience through mastery of the donor database system, acknowledgement process, and donor prospecting and cultivation. This individual be an integral team member working directly to advance the mission of Catholic Charities.

College degree preferred. Five years’ experience in database management or data entry with considerable computer work. Gift processing and bookkeeping experience is preferred.

Strong attention to detail. Experience with and understanding of relational database structures, with preference given to constituent relationship management systems that support fundraising operations. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel in particular. Occasional attendance at evening or weekend events is required.

Annualize Salary ranges from $40,000 to $50,000 DOE

Benefits include:

  • Continued Education and Mentorship
  • Health, Dental, Vision, FSA, and 403(b)
  • Employer paid Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, and Long Term Disability
  • Generous PTO structure plus 11 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Mileage and Cellphone Reimbursement
  • Business Casual Dress Everyday with Casual Fridays

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