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Development Assistant

Campus Ministry | University Catholic Center at UCLA

Posted 7/23/2018 until 10/31/2018



The Development Associate reports directly to the Director of Campus Ministry and is responsible for leading and managing the fund development program, raising funds for the ministry and programs of University Catholic Center at UCLA, and managing all committees involved in fund development activities.



Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.


  • Prepare annual plans for all fund development activities.  Develop and maintain a three-year plan for the development program, which is updated annually.
  • Responsible for all matters related to the execution, management, and support of the fund development program.
  • Grant Writing - Identify, cultivate, solicit and close gifts.  Maintain an active pool of prospective benefactors or foundations who can support the ministry.
  • Conduct at least ten (10) face-to-face visits monthly with potential benefactors in the form of Discovery, Cultivation, Solicitation or Stewardship meetings.
  • Assist in scheduling, coordination and follow-up of face-to-face visits for the Director of Campus Ministry or other staff and volunteers as appropriate.
  • Supervise the stewardship process, including prompt gift acknowledgement, for all benefactors.
  • Prepare reports as appropriate and submit to the Director of Campus Ministry.
  • Plan and supervise direct mail, phone-a-thon, special event, and other solicitation activities as needed.
  • Plan and supervise the production and distribution of newsletters, brochures and other marketing materials in support of the campus ministry.
  • Direct the organization and management of the comprehensive development program through supervision of volunteers and development staff.
  • Organize and maintain alumni database 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Director to include special projects to assist in the overall fund-raising efforts.




Education and Experience


Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:


  • Baccalaureate degree or higher in Business, Marketing, or equivalent.
  • Involvement in a campus ministry program as a student, or demonstrated success and experience in managing a fund development program or campaign.
  • Thorough knowledge of fund-raising principles or a willingness to learn them.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • A practicing and faithful Catholic in good standing, who sees development work at Catholic campus ministry centers as an essential ministry.


Skill in:


  • Enthusiasm and excellent people skills are essential.  The successful candidate must have the flexibility to handle the needs of a fast-paced office and the special needs of benefactors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to:


  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and to lead and motivate others, especially volunteers.
  • Thoroughness in planning and implementing work, including goals, budget, timetables, and action steps to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively with the Director, other staff members, a development consultant, campus representatives, and volunteers.
  • Affinity with, and passion for, the overall mission of the Catholic Campus Ministry.


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at 

The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
Please submit the email with the following subject line:

Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​

Information/Application Contact:

Campus Ministry | University Catholic Center at UCLA
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
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