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Current Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment with Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). We’re all about transforming compassion into action. Across the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe, CNEWA is hard at work in places where war and poverty shatter innocent lives. Every day, we express the Holy Father’s love for those who are suffering. Long after others have left, we are there providing consistency and hope to the Catholic Eastern churches and the communities they serve, regardless of faith. We are privileged and humbled to part of this special mission. Our work is a personal calling and we like to hear from you, if you have the calling to transform lives.

Development Associate

The main responsibilities of the Development Associate are:

  • Informs, educates and animates the interest of select assigned donors about the varieties of charitable giving opportunities.
  • Maintains portfolio of assigned major donors and targeted prospects; tracking and monitoring their giving capacity, history, and interests.
  • Establishes nurtures and develops effective relationships with select donors; makes personal visits to and initiates communications with select donors.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develops tailored presentations for meetings and events, as well as proposals and supporting documentation for select funders.
  • Maintains donor records throughout the donor lifecycle in the donor database; ensures that accurate and detailed records are maintained for all initiatives and touchpoints of assigned donors and beyond.
  • Assists the Director of Development in the planning and implementation of fundraising activities and events. Attends relevant industry meetings and works at placing CNEWA leadership as speakers on relevant programs, parish outreach or workshops; helps organize various events (public and invitation only) to help promote CNEWA as appropriate
  • Coordinates social media with other team members.
  • Prepare acknowledgement letters when needed.
  • Assists with generating reports and analysis.

Qualifications are:

  • Minimum 2 yrs. proven experience in nonprofit fund raising and strong passion for humanitarian causes.
  • Energetic, excellent work ethic, organized and a willingness/ability to “roll up sleeves” and multi-task.
  • A comprehension of the Catholic Church, culture and terminology is a strong plus.
  • Exhibits inclusive world view and an understanding of the Eastern Churches, with a grasp of the social, cultural and political environments of the countries and people served by CNEWA.
  • Sharp customer service and communications skills with an ability to interact with donors across all levels.
  • Ability to travel and flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Web and social media savvy.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

If you share these interests and a passion for advancing CNEWA’s humanitarian and pastoral programs, please forward your cover letter, resume, three writing samples and salary requirements to Please indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

CNEWA is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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