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The Assistant Director of Development is responsible for the coordination of yearly giving appeals, small to mid-level donor stewardship, fundraising event coordination, and the acquisition, solicitation, and management of Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN)’s sponsorship for programs, events, and initiatives, including the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.

The position works with individuals, organizations, and institutions with a vested interest in faith and justice. Reporting to the Director of Networking and Development, this coordinator will also work in collaboration with ISN’s other full-time and part-time administrative staff, as well as consultants, volunteers, board members, etc. as appropriate.

Ignatian Solidarity Network is a national social justice network inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led 501©3 nonprofit organization working in partnership with Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners across the U.S. With over one-hundred member institutions in thirty-four states, ISN engages students, faculty, staff, parishioners, alumni, current and former Jesuit volunteers, etc. through in-person programs and online outreach. Salary and benefits will be facilitated by John Carroll University.

Ideal candidates for this position will possess a passion for the faith-based social justice mission of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, a firm understanding of fundraising and development, and a self-driven attitude.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordination of Yearly Giving Appeals

  • Coordinate the development of yearly giving themes, solicitation materials, and outreach for four annual giving campaigns: End of Year Appeal, Spring Appeal, St. Ignatius Appeal, and Giving Tuesday.

Small to Mid-level Donor Stewardship

  • Collect and manage donor information in the ISN database, including obtaining information about new constituents and building profile information for existing constituents;
  • Engage donors regularly throughout the year to express gratitude and appreciation as well as provide updates about future opportunities to support ISN;
  • Manage evaluation of ISN’s donor retention efforts and stewardship, including the utilization of assessments and attitudinal surveys.

Fundraising Event Coordination

  • Coordinate the planning and execution of ISN’s annual fundraising event, Ignite: A Celebration of Justice, in collaboration with the Director of Networking and Development.

Management of Sponsors, Advertisers, and Exhibitors

  • Lead ISN’s prospect research and solicitation of sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers for ISN programming and initiatives, including but not limited to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Ignite: A Celebration of Justice, Ignatian Justice Summit, Arrupe Leaders Summits, website, and email content sponsors, etc.;
  • Coordinate the development of solicitation materials;
  • Work with constituents to find the marketing experience/benefits package that best fits their needs;
  • Collect, organize, and manage all constituent data and materials for each sponsored opportunity;
  • Manage web advertisements on blogs, webpages, emails;
  • Track and communicate analytics of sponsored materials with constituents.

Ongoing Stewardship of Constituents

  • Collect and manage sponsor and client information in the ISN database, including obtaining information about new constituents and building profile information for existing constituents;
  • Engage sponsors/advertisers/exhibitors regularly throughout the year to express gratitude and appreciation as well as provide updates about future opportunities to support ISN;

Recruitment and Stewardship of Individual Members

  • Lead ISN’s recruitment of new individual members including, but not limited to, Catholic parishioners, university alumni, high schools alumni and program participants.
  • Collect and manage member information in the ISN database, including obtaining information about new constituents and building profile information for existing constituents;
  • Engage members regularly throughout the year in “member-only” programming and to express gratitude and appreciation as well as provide updates about upcoming programs, campaigns, advocacy efforts, and obtain information on their communities justice efforts and
  • Manage evaluation of ISN’s member stewardship, including the utilization of assessments, attitudinal surveys, retention statistics, and engagement tools;

Additional Responsibilities

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the director of development and networking or executive director.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three or more years of non-profit fundraising and development or related experience;
  • B.A./B.S. in business, communications, social sciences, humanities or other related fields;
  • Significant appreciation for ISN mission grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and Ignatian spirituality;
  • Familiarity with the Catholic Church and the network of Ignatian/Jesuit institutions across the U.S. and internationally;
  • Professional writing and editing skills, including flexibility to write in different styles for various audiences;
  • Ability to travel overnight 15% of the year to attend conferences ( ie. Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice) and other networking events;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a multi-level context;
  • Ability to communicate and work with a wide range of constituencies;
  • Attention to detail, commitment to accuracy, and ability to produce high-quality work;
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with various software: Database (i.e. Salesforce), website content management (i.e. WordPress), and email marketing (i.e. Mailchimp).

ADDITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Articulate and professional demeanor with strong work ethic, self-confidence, and initiative;
  • Committed to collaboration with both fellow staff members and other constituencies;
  • Comfortable with working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Interest in continuing to develop skills and learn from others;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships;
  • Sense of humor.

TRAVEL

  • 15% of the year, attend conferences (ie. Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice) and other networking events.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

COMPENSATION

A competitive annual salary for a national nonprofit, religiously-affiliated organization based in Northeast Ohio. Salary and benefits will be facilitated by John Carroll University. 

Ignatian Solidarity Network is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices. In order to build the strongest organization possible, ISN actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation) to apply.

APPLYING FOR THE POSITION

Ignatian Solidarity Network is an independent 501(c)3 organization. However, ISN has a business relationship with John Carroll University related to human resource management. Thus, all applicants for this position will apply via the John Carroll University’s online employee applicant system—including the submission of a cover letter and resume/CV. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Christopher Kerr, ISN Executive Director at ckerr@ignatiansolidarity.net, but application materials will ONLY be accepted through the John Carroll University applicant system.

To apply for this job email your details to ckerr@jcu.edu