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Advancement Assistant

General Description:

The Advancement Assistant works collaboratively with the president of Aquinas College, the Advancement Committee, lay volunteers and the administrative leaders of the college for general needs related to advancement, communication, alumni relations, and/or database management, as needed. The Advancement Assistant is to perform responsibilities and assignments in a manner consistent with the mission, philosophy, goals and policies of Aquinas College. This is a part-time position for 20 hours/week. Hours will be collaboratively determined, with occasional flexibility required for evening and weekend events.

Responsibilities may include components of the following:      

  • Provide leadership in the planning, implementation and management of the annual fund. This includes online solicitation, direct mail, and phone solicitation.
  • Participate in gift solicitations and thank you phone calls as deemed appropriate.
  • Prepare thank you letters for the President for donations received.
  • Assist in the research of key prospects and donors.
  • Assist in the compilation of reports on the progress of fundraising efforts.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the database for donors and prospective donors of Aquinas College.
  • Assist with foundation grant submission activities of Aquinas College.
  • File gift-related correspondence sent and received.
  • Assist with the production and publication of advancement-related literature.
  • Monitor and assist in the development of social media for Aquinas College.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the Aquinas College website.
  • Assist with the creation and publishing of periodic e-newsletters and other digital communication.
  • Assist with the publication of the Aquinas Magazine.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

Skills Needed:                    

  • The ability to work with, collaborate with, and motivate a broad spectrum of people.
    • Excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills
    • Well-organized, systematic thinker
    • Disciplined, strong work ethic
    • Goal oriented and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Proficiency with social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Knowledge of relational databases, experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Aquinas College and The Dominican Campus
  • A conviction that fundraising and/or stewardship are positive Christian values and essential dimensions of effective ministry.


  • B.A., B.S. or equivalent degree
  • Experience in professional fundraising preferred, preferably higher education

Send cover letter with resume to Mrs. Kathleen Dilliner at dillinerk@aquinascollege.edu.

Aquinas College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based upon race, color, sex, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

 Aquinas College, as a Catholic institution, exists for the primary purpose of giving witness to Gospel truths and forming and educating students in the Catholic faith. Accordingly, to the greatest extent permitted by law, it reserves the right to make all decisions, including employment related decisions, based on principles of Catholic theological and moral teaching and in accord with the mission of Aquinas College. The College’s right to adhere to its religious principles in hiring is protected under the law, including without limitation, the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and the related ministerial exception, as well as the religious exemptions included in Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The respectful discussion of, instruction in, and adherence to Catholic moral teachings and doctrine is an important part of the mission of Aquinas College, and is not discrimination or harassment.