Development Assistant for Stewardship and Endowment - Second Presbyterian Church
- 01-Jun-2021 to 30-Jun-2021
- - Second Presbyterian Church
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
- Full benefits available
The Development Assistant to the Stewardship and Endowment Ministry will be an individual with energy, commitment, creativity and who brings a sense of joy and adventure to the work of managing, administering and coordinating activities of the Ministry. This position provides opportunities to initiate and manage new programs, implement new processes and procedures, and to form new friendships and relationships within a caring community.
Second Presbyterian Church is a welcoming community of faith where Jesus Christ transforms lives. Our 3,500 member congregation is committed to dynamic ministries that offer spiritual nourishment, cultivate a sense of belonging, serve the wider community, and provide a place of deep engagement. Stewardship is integral to our identity as God's children, provides an expression of our faith and gratitude for God's generosity, and impacts the Church's ability to have an impact on the community and the world. Second Church seeks to educate and engage all members of the church in faithful stewardship of their individual resources.
Essential Functions: Development:
- Conduct basic prospect research in preparation for donor visits Manage stewardship mailings
Prepare and personalize acknowledgment letters for signature Organize and manage stewardship events
- Work and communicate with volunteers to organize endowment and committee meetings and events
- Support cultivation/stewardship of individual donors by preparing background information, scheduling appointments, securing reservations and sending meeting reminders
- Input gift and donor information into database
- Prepare mailing lists ensuring accuracy of information
- Prepare monthly, annual and special reports
- Answer phone inquiries, take messages and schedule appointments Ensure that the development office runs smoothly and efficiently
- Work cooperatively with other staff to maximize positive working relationships, strong communications between departments and effective partnerships to further stewardship
- Full commitment and dedication to the mission of Second Presbyterian Church Postsecondary degree/bachelor's degree preferred
- Minimum of 1-3 years nonprofit experience
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Excellent planning, organizational and administrative skills Experience with technology and database management Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
- Ability to hold information in confidence
- Sufficient mobility and stamina to fulfill essential functions
- Integrity and Trust: Is seen as trustworthy by others; practices direct, honest and transparent communication; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not operate with hidden agendas; responds to situations with constancy and reliability.
- Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all others who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable; avoids communication triangles.
- Technical Expertise: Acquires and demonstrates the technical skills required to execute the essential functions of the job proficiently; understands which skills are lacking and seeks to develop those skills; continually works toward the mastery of technical proficiency.
- Written and Verbal Communication: Is able to write and speak clearly and succinctly; employs correct grammar, punctuation and patterns of speech in a tone appropriate to the context. Is able to communicate effectively in a variety of settings.
5. Hospitality: Generates a sense of hospitality by his or her very presence; communicates a sense of warmth, openness and approachability; fosters natural connections between members of the congregation and with visitors; supports a culture of welcoming and belonging in the life of the congregation.
6. Spiritual Maturity: Shows strong personal depth and spiritual grounding; demonstrates integrity by walking the talk, and by responding with constancy of purpose; is seen by others as trustworthy and authentic; nurtures a rich spiritual life; seeks the wisdom and guidance of appropriate mentors; is able to articulate a clear and consistent theology.
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