Mar 08, 2023

Junior Gift Officer (Development Team)

  • Augustine Institute
  • Remote
Full time Fundraising

Job Description

Position:  Junior Gift Officer (Development Team)

Schedule:  This is a full-time position working remotely, preferably within the Great Lakes Region

Pay Range: $65,000-$100,000* annually and eligible for discretionary incentive compensation

Reporting to:  Director of Major Gifts

Position Summary:

The mission of the Augustine Institute is to serve the formation of Catholics for the New Evangelization. Our core values are Humility, Innovation, Collaboration, and Excellence.  Through our graduate school, media, and parish programs, we equip Catholics intellectually, spiritually, and pastorally to renew the Church and transform the world for Christ.  

The task of the gift officer is to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships between the Augustine Institute and its current and potential supporters. Such relationships bear fruit when philanthropic partners make donations that advance the Institute’s mission to help Catholics understand, live, and share their faith. To that end, it is essential that the gift officer regularly asks for such gifts directly, perseveringly, and respectfully, keeping his or her annual fundraising goals in view.

As part of the AI’s Development team, the gift officer is expected to:

  • Effectively represent and articulate the work of the Augustine Institute, presenting a compelling case for support
  • Identify and qualify prospects, cultivate ongoing donor relationships, solicit funds, and steward donors
  • Proactively manage a donor portfolio of donors 
  • Support the Director of Major Gifts by helping plan, develop, and execute strategic presentations, proposals, events, reports and mailings 
  • Regular travel to the Augustine Institute Greenwood Village office and throughout the Great Lakes Region is required.



  • Strong alignment with the Augustine Institute’s mission to help Catholics understand, live, and share their faith
  • Bachelor's degree; a Graduate degree is a plus
  • At least 2 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and donor relations
  • Strategic focus, solid organizational skills, attention to detail, and proficiency at multitasking
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills
  • Ability to give persuasive presentations to achieve desired fundraising results 


Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Passion for renewing the world for Christ
  • Solid and comprehensive knowledge of the Catholic faith 
  • Strong ability to write and speak in a compelling way about the New Evangelization
  • Skilled at forming relationships
  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment against measurable goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a collaborative member of the team
  • Ability to think and plan strategically for both short and long-term goals
  • Capable of using Microsoft Office suite and able to quickly assimilate to proprietary and new technology
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate the Augustine Institute’s core values including:
    • Humility – We serve the Augustine Institute Mission with humility and a service mind-set.
    • Collaboration – We work together as a united Body of Christ.
    • Innovation – We encourage being creative and demonstrating a clever mindset.
    • Excellence – We strive in everything we do to win souls for Christ.

 Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, typing, and use of office equipment, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. 

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in a climate-controlled office setting. 

Employee Benefits

Competitive compensation paid time off, a generous 403(b)-retirement plan with company match, an on-site Chapel with Daily Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation regularly, and an on-site Tolle Lege Café. 

* The base compensation range represents the low and high end of the compensation range for this position. Actual compensation will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience. The Augustine Institute offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 403b retirement plan match, medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays, and a generous paid time off plan, as well as other benefits.

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