Advancement-Donor Relations Work Study

General Statement of Job Function

The Advancement Donor Relations Work Study plays a vital role in providing administrative assistance for the identification and stewardship of donors to Denver Seminary. Reporting directly to the Director of Donor Relations, the work study is involved in various projects, including conducting research on prospective donors, ensuring prompt and thoughtful acknowledgement of gifts from donors, offering scheduling assistance for donor and student meetings, providing valuable support in donor communications, as well as handling administrative tasks related to receipting, scheduling, and miscellaneous mailings and events.

Essential Functions

  • Conduct biographical donor research utilizing LinkedIn, social media, and other resources to determine linkage, interest, and ability of prospective donors to Denver Seminary
  • Assist in packaging various mailing projects from the Advancement office
  • Provide administrative assistance in the filing of receipts
  • Provide scheduling assistance for donor and student Zoom calls
  • Deliver timely expression of gratitude to donors via email, phone, or written
  • Assist with donor communications including mailed appeals, birthday cards, or calling campaigns
  • Write thank you notes to new donors

Secondary Functions

  • Provide event support, which may include preparing materials, set-up, clean-up, and attendance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Exposure to fundraising principles and practices in church, higher education, or nonprofit settings is preferred
  • Scheduling and administrative support experience


  • Committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ required and a lifestyle consistent with the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments
  • Agreement with Denver Seminary’s statement of faith
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
  • Appreciation for Seminary mission and understanding of how this role has an impact on donor perceptions
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Able to prioritize multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Effective communicator
  • Professional and confident
  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively
  • Servant’s heart, team player, customer focused, quick to absorb information and learn


Denver Seminary prepares men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the Gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Through our educational programs and mentoring process, the Seminary challenges students to grow spiritually, intellectually, and professional in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world. The position of Advancement Donor Relations Work Study supports this mission by:

  • Delivery of high-quality donor research
  • Delivery of high-quality administrative assistance
  • Delivery of high-quality donor stewardship, including thank you calls
  • Delivery of superior customer experience to Denver Seminary constituents

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Normal office working conditions including computer usage, walking, long periods of standing, climb stairs, balance, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Denver Seminary is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence in all areas of ministry and operations.

Please read this job description carefully and ask someone for help if you have difficulty understanding the functions of this job.  Please describe any accommodations that you need in order to perform this job.

Application Process

Willingness to support Denver Seminary’s vision, sign the National Association of Evangelicals Faith Statement, and abide by the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments is required.

Eligibility Form. In order to apply for a Work Study position, please fill out this eligibility form and submit it to for approval.

Employment Application. Once you receive approval from financial aid, please complete the following forms and submit to

Pay Rate: $13.75/ hour