Reports to: Director of Advancement
FLSA Category: Non-Exempt, Federal Work Study
Average Hours per Week: 23
The Advancement Assistant is a Work/Study position. This position provides donor and project support to the Advancement department. The individual filling this position must be enrolled as a student at The Seattle School and must qualify for Federal Work/Study funding.
The Advancement Assistant is responsible to:
- Create and run accurate SalesForce reports with regard to donations received and donations projects.
- Send annual receipts to donors in accordance with IRS guidelines.
- Maintain accurate, up-to-date, and professional digital files of all donor activities and events.
- Prepare progress reports of all financials.
- Track the progress and status of departmental action points, monitor tasks, and maintain strategic focus on agreed-upon goals and tactics.
- Process grants workflows as developed
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor database.
- Research donors and potential donor opportunities.
- Work with the Director of Information Systems to develop new reports, correct database errors, and collaborate on reporting techniques.
- Maintain departmental calendar and assist in scheduling meetings, conferences, and events.
- Complete tasks assigned by the Director of Advancement.
- Execute MarCom and ATT communication strategies, including content development, curation, and proofreading.
- Think creatively in approaching tasks in order to streamline and improve processes.
- Interact with donors professionally, effectively, and relationally.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Currently enrolled as a student of The Seattle School and qualifies for Federal Work/Study funding.
- Understands the balance of studying and working at the same educational institution, complying with all necessary confidentiality and regulatory requirements.
- Demonstrate a growing ability to form and maintain maturing relationships.
- Work as a team player to collaborate within and across department lines to achieve common goals.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Effective interpersonal skills.
- Developed public relations or customer service skills.
- Demonstrate excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Manage multiple tasks simultaneously with strong attention to detail with consideration of its import in the larger picture.
- Use practical and resourceful means to succeed with limited resources.
- Self-starter, with a capacity to work independently on a variety of projects.
- Work flexibly in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Demonstrate exceptional proficiency with Google Docs and spreadsheets.
- Familiarity and appreciation for the mission and values of The Seattle School.
Compensation & Benefits
$17.27 per hour. Student employees are exempt from FICA tax (7.65%) when enrolled in classes, making the effective hourly rate $18.70 (Sep-Jun, or when enrolled).
To apply, please submit your completed resume, cover letter, and Employment Application (Statement of Faith included). The application will remain open until filled, with preference given to early applications received.
About the Employer
Established in 1997, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology resides in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Seattle School offers three interdisciplinary graduate programs: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Master of Divinity, and M.A. in Theology & Culture. Focused on a transformational education through deep relationality, the school is committed to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships. Employees at The Seattle School strive to hold the capacity to see relationally and to see each other beyond social categories, allowing room for the complexity and nuance that is asked of us to live as the global body of Christ.
Federal employment non-discrimination rules preserve the freedom of faith-based organizations to hire according to faith. State and local employment civil rights laws include a similar exemption for faith-based organizations such as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.