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Date of Posting: 01/29/2019
AFP Member?:
 Yes
Organization: Our Lady of Mercy
Position: Advancement Associate
Start Date: Jan 29, 2019
Salary Range (low): TBD or Other
Salary Range (high): TBD or Other
Salary Range Other: 
Website: www.mercyhs.com

Description of Responsibilities:
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women (OLM), an institution known for its tradition of excellence, is seeking an Advancement Associate to contribute to the mission and standards of the School by providing administrative support to the Advancement efforts of the School.

The Advancement Associate plays a key role on the Advancement team by promoting and maintaining the highest-level of organization and accuracy of the Raiser’s Edge database through timely and accurate gift processing and acknowledgement. In addition, the Advancement Associate provides support to the many donor-related events and projects that the Advancement team executes on an on-going and annual basis.
  • Promotes, integrates and ensures the Mission of Mercy in the Advancement process and in all interactions.
  • Maintains the timely and accurate processing of donor gifts, constituent records, and general data entry for Advancement.
  • Updates the database records with pledge documentation, constituent action details, and other data.
  • Builds and maintains analytical reports and queries.
  • Ensures relationship management information in the donor database is up to date and accurate.
  • Serves as a point of contact for Advancement related inquiries from internal and external constituents.
  • Prepares constituent communications: drafts, edits and prepares pledge, gift, and meeting acknowledgment letters and other correspondence.
  • Provides administrative and logistical support for multi-year fundraising efforts including campaigns and events.
  • Manages and coordinates mailings.
  • Provides administrative support for Advancement Committee and team meetings.
  • In addition to the essential job responsibilities, the Advancement Associate will perform other duties as assigned. 


Education and Experience Required:

  • Five (5) years of professional experience in an administrative role, fundraising or sales.
  • Experience updating and maintaining databases.
Experience and Education Preferred:
  • Associates Degree from an accredited college.
  • Experience with and knowledge of the principles of fundraising/sales
  • Two (2) years’ experience working in advancement, fundraising, general administration in the private/independent school or college educational settings.
  • Knowledge of fundraising programs (i.e. Raiser’s Edge).
Skills Required:
  • Builds sustainable, meaningful and productive relationships with constituents and team members and exhibits a “can-do” attitude.
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding donors.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and fundraising/sales software, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects effectively. 

 


Vacation and Holiday Policy
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Education: 


Education and Experience Required:

  • Five (5) years of professional experience in an administrative role, fundraising or sales.
  • Experience updating and maintaining databases.
Experience and Education Preferred:
  • Associates Degree from an accredited college.
  • Experience with and knowledge of the principles of fundraising/sales
  • Two (2) years’ experience working in advancement, fundraising, general administration in the private/independent school or college educational settings.
  • Knowledge of fundraising programs (i.e. Raiser’s Edge).

Send Correspondence to: Leslie Carlson, HR Director
Organization: Our Lady of Mercy
Phone Number: 585-288-7120
Address: 1437 Blossom Road
City: Rochester
State: New York
Zip Code: 14610
Email: [email protected]
Apply Online: https://www.mercyhs.com/about-mercy/employment-menu
Include with Correspondence: 
     Resume
     Cover Letter
File Attachment: Advancement_Associate_-_Mercy.pdf