Website igsolidaritynet Ignatian Solidarity Network

Network, educate, and form advocates for social justice animated by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the witness of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador and their companions.

Development Assistant for Institutional Partnerships (Part-Time Position – 20 hours/week)

The part-time Development Assistant for Institutional Partnerships is responsible for 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, as well as consultants, volunteers, 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(c)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.

This position is part-time with the potential to move to full-time based on revenue generation.

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.

The ISN national office is located in University Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Local, relocating, and remote candidates will be considered. The candidate’s situation should be clearly stated in their cover letter.  


Solicitation of Sponsors, Advertisers, Exhibitors, Etc. 

  • Lead ISN’s 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;

Manage Sponsorship, Advertising, Exhibiting Benefit Execution

  • Collect, organize, and manage all constituent data and materials for each sponsored opportunity; 
  • 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; 


  • Manage evaluation of ISN’s sponsor stewardship, including the utilization of assessments, attitudinal surveys, and engagement tools; 

Additional Responsibilities

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


  • Minimum 1 year of non-profit fundraising and development or related experience;
  • B.A./B.S. in business, communications, social sciences, humanities or other related field;
  • 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;
  • 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;


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


  • 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;
  • Flexibility and willingness to contribute when necessary on projects outside of own responsibility;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships;
  • Sense of humor;


5% of the year, attend conferences ( ie. Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice), fundraising events (ie. Ignite), and other networking events.  


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.


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.


Ignatian Solidarity Network is an independent 501(c)3 organization but has a human resources partnership with John Carroll University. Please submit your application and materials via John Carroll’s Human Resources platform. A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for the position.


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