Advancement Work Study

General Statement of Job Function

The Advancement Work Study plays a vital role in providing administrative assistance to the Advancement department, promoting efficiency and support. Reporting directly to the Advancement Projects and Events Associate, the work study is involved in various projects, including event planning and execution, direct mailings, minimal communication with alumni and donors, data entry, as well as handling other administrative tasks related to organization and communications.

Essential Functions

  • Performs general office work in a variety of areas for the Advancement Projects and Events Associate and Advancement Department: event registration and preparation, event execution, contact golf tournament sponsors to help secure raffle prizes, organize various mailing projects, donor research, edit and proofread emails/letters, organize and file documents, donor web research, and administrative assistance with other special projects.
  • Assists in building relationships alongside the Advancement team: connect with alumni and donors over the phone and at Advancement events, recruit student volunteers for events, donor thank-you notes, assist with donor thank you calls, coordinate inquiries and problem-solving within the Seminary, and support with other department needs.


  • Administrative experience required
  • Interpersonal skills required
  • Proofreading abilities (spelling, style, and grammar) required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • The ability to learn and work effectively in a database required
  • Skills and commitment to discern and maintain confidentiality when needed
  • Knowledge of office protocol and basic administrative procedures
  • Administrative skills, such as accurate typing/transcription, filing
  • Exposure to fundraising principles and practices in church, higher education, or nonprofit settings preferred


  • Committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a lifestyle consistent with serving at Denver Seminary
  • Desire to serve others
  • Approach and handle all work with confidentiality and professionalism
  • College-level course work and executive-level support experience preferred
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Able to relate well to diverse audiences
  • Appreciation for managing administrative detail
  • Ability to multitask, manage time, and complete several projects simultaneously to meet required deadlines
  • Innovative, creative, teachable, and flexible
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Accepts supervision well and is a team player


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 Student Assistant – Work Study supports this mission by:

  • Good working relationship with Advancement Projects and Events Associate to help implement the daily tasks of their responsibilities
  • Positive relationship established with both internal and external constituencies
  • An efficient office with effective systems resulting in tasks performed on time
  • The advancement team will be edified with the presence of this staff member
  • Confidentiality and a professional demeanor are essential for the performance of this job

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Requires sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time and frequent bending, stooping or stretching. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Work is performed in an office environment and requires working at a computer for extended periods of time; eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, the ability to distinguish letters and symbols, corrected vision and hearing within normal range.  Requires speaking and writing proficiently in the English language. Requires the use of office equipment such as computers, printers, telephones, copiers and fax machines.

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

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: $14.60/hour