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Development and Special Events Assistant

Company: Department for Persons with Disabilities
Location: Oak Ridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?

Then come join the Catholic Charities Team!

Since 1938 we have grown to over 70 programs, providing assistance to individuals and families throughout the Diocese of Paterson and beyond - we provide help and create hope for thousands of people each day. Our ability to deliver support, education, sustenance and so much more to those in need is extensive. Through Catholic Family and Community Services, the Department for Persons with Disabilities and Straight and Narrow we offer life-changing resources in multiple facets for the families and individuals we serve. We truly have a rich history of providing essential services to our communities.

A renowned agency like Catholic Charities requires a phenomenal people to support their efforts. We are currently looking for a Development and Special Events Assistant, to join and support the administrative team.

So if youre looking for a company where you will be challenged, respected, and valued, then this opportunity is for you. Additionally, if youre looking for an organization thats invested in your personal development, offers rewarding work, a great team environment and growth opportunity then apply today.

Development and Special Events Assistant

$18.00 - $20.00 per hour (Based on experience and education)

40 Hours per week; non-exempt position. (Customarily Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:30PM; Flexibility required scheduled based on business needs)

LOCATION: Hybrid position (combination of on-site and remote); Local travel is required

SUMMARY OF JOB: The Development and Special Events Assistant is an integral member of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Patersons Development Team. This position will report to the Development Director and will work collaboratively with the CEO of Catholic Charities and the Executive Directors from Catholic Charities 3 agencies.

The Development and Special Events Assistant serves as the backbone of the operation by overseeing all administrative processes in place to manage the organizations fund holder relationships. The Development and Special Events Assistant coordinates special events, assist with soliciting donors on a individual and corporate scale, and assists with donor cultivation. Establishes or maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community, employee, or public interest groups. Plans or direct development or communication of informational programs to maintain favorable public or stockholder perceptions of our organization's accomplishments or agenda.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Event Coordination
  • Donor Correspondence
  • Outreach Assistance
  • Administrative


  • Associates Degree (Bachelor Preferred)
  • A minimum of 1-3 years experience in a related field, preferably marketing, communications, nonprofit management or event planning/coordination. Prior nonprofit work experience a plus.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to helping the vulnerable and those in need. Relates to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, namely the care for all of Gods creation.
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills; demonstrates leadership in developing strategies and implementing initiatives that are conducive to the overall success of Catholic Charities.
  • Proven record of delivering results and meeting goals.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with donors and prospective donors.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively in writing to a variety of audiences. Skill in preparing proposals and reports. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with graphic design programs such as Publisher and Photoshop a plus. Technical knowledge of digital fundraising programs including Grant Hub and Blackbaud a plus. Willingness to learn specialized software.
  • Passionate, innovative self-starter, accountable for results, ability to take initiative, detail oriented, efficient, and able to balance and prioritize tasks and projects in a constant changing fast-paced setting.
  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Team player and ability to work collaboratively with staff at all levels.
  • Have sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information.
  • Flexibility in schedule required, including occasional weekend and evening special events. This role will be a combination of on-site and remote based on business needs.


We offer a solid compensation package: (Full Time employees 30+ hours per week)

Medical/vision, dental, life insurance (agency-paid), Accidental/Critical Illness Insurance, supplemental life insurance (employee-paid), 403B (with company-matching), generous paid time off, employee discount programs (i.e. travel, movies, cellphone), etc. and a collaborative team environment.

Keywords: Department for Persons with Disabilities, Paterson , Development and Special Events Assistant, Other , Oak Ridge, New Jersey

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