Gift specialist -- St. Louis University High School

Founded in 1818, St. Louis University High School (SLUH) is one of the leading Catholic, Jesuit college-preparatory schools in the United States. We are committed to our presence in the City of St. Louis and dedicated to building Christ’s kingdom of truth, justice, love and peace. We serve young men based on their ability to succeed, rather than their economic circumstances. Through a rigorous academic program, we help our students develop critical minds and a life-long devotion to learning that informs moral choices and transforms lives. In addition to the intellectual, aesthetic, social, and physical formation of our students, we help them develop compassionate hearts by fostering habits of personal prayer, reflection, and service for the Greater Glory of God.
About the Position: Gift Specialist

SLUH’s profound commitment to financial aid ($4.1M in 2017-18) relies on the generosity and support of SLUH alumni, parents, and benefactors. The Gift Specialist plays a critical role within the administrative support structure of the Advancement Office to ensure that the school responds promptly and graciously to donors. The Gift Specialist maintains SLUH’s high standard of meticulous record keeping and helps ensure members of our advancement team are supported administratively for success in
their various roles.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Record gifts, pledges, and event registrations. Ensure accuracy of donor identity and donor preferences
  • Create and updates donor database records
  • Produce acknowledgments and appropriate tax receipts
  • Review, proofread, and analyze data for accuracy, logic and relevance
  • Edit and proofread letters and other communication instruments
  • Oversee the corporate matching gift program
  • Coordinate the reception of gifts of stock
  • Perform queries, reports, exports, and imports with database
  • Merge data from database into spreadsheets and word processing documents
  • Serve as initial point of contact for donors with questions and requests for records
  • Provide administrative support for events and gift officers


Qualified candidates will have administrative support experience, preferably in an advancement office setting, and will be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • The desire and ability to represent and advance the school’s Jesuit Catholic mission
  • Strong attention to detail, high level of organization, and problem resolution skills
  • A donor-centered mindset and excellent customer service. Anticipate well
  • Burning passion for accuracy and details, especially within a database
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a complex CRM. Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Capability of managing variety of technological instruments and software systems, e.g. Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Blackbaud products, and the ability to learn new applications and systems

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume as a multi-page pdf document to Sean Agniel, Advancement Chief of Staff:

SLUH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and proud to be recognized as a top workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for five consecutive years.