This position will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors -- both individual and corporate -whose annual, recurring gifts provide an underpinning of unrestricted and restricted support for the region's specified priorities. The Development Associate is responsible for assisting with Foundation events, campaigns and sponsorship relationships including the Annual Gala and Annual Fund. The position will help plan, organize, implement, evaluate and provide reports on these campaigns, events and fundraising relationships in partnership with and direction of the appropriate Foundation and Hospital staff.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited college or university is greatly preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: None required
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, physicians, Board members, volunteers, donors, and foundation and corporate program officers and decision makers
Excellent writing skills
Ability to meet critical deadlines
Ability to develop and analyze special event budgets
Ability to organize, plan and monitor multiple projects to ensure their timely completion
Ability to maintain correspondence with multiple organizations and groups
Ability to use standard office equipment including personal computer, multi-line phone, photocopier, etc.
Must be proficient in computer applications of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize as well as multi-task
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 years progressive office experience. Two years' experience dealing with volunteers and in organizing special events. Experience with fundraising databases, particularly Raiser's Edge.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Development Officer -- Major and Annual Giving
-Bloodborne pathogen: A
Works in clean, well-lighted, ventilated smoke-free environment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Subject to stressful professional situations, with demanding performance goals and rigid deadlines. Working hours vary, with flexibility due to unexpected changes, deadlines and emergencies. Frequent periods of sitting. Extensive use of hands for writing and use of computer. Moderate physical effort (able to lift/carry up to 25 lbs.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.