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Clerical Associate



The Clerical Associate provides support primarily for the Advancement Services Manager and secondarily for and for advancement operations. This involves data entry, mailings, filing and special events.


  1. Supports the Advancement Services Manager
  2. Performs general office and clerical functions for Advancement Services, including welcoming visitors, answering telephone calls, updating events on department Google calendar, sorting/distributing/opening mail and filing.
  3. Enters new constituent records, marks deceased records upon notification and updates constituent records in DonorPerfect donor database.
  4. Assists Advancement Services Manager by entering pledges and gifts as directed, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of data entered for all constituents.
  5. Generates pledge/gift acknowledgements, as directed, using the WORD mail merge function. Prepares gift acknowledgements for solicitors’ signatures and mailing.
  6. Files gift backup materials for auditing purposes.
  7. Serves as backup for extraction of data from the donor database in support of marketing, communication and fundraising efforts. This includes utilizing queries, exporting reports and creating labels for internal and external uses.
  8. Serves as backup to support General Administration, Advancement Services and other SP departments by creating Wufoo forms for website contacts, surveys, event registration and integration with the donor database.
  9. Serves as backup as department liaison with other SP departments, including CBO, Information Technology and Facilities Management.
  10. Pulls data for giving performance by appeal and other reports as needed.
  11. Tasks performed on a regular basis
  12. Collects contributions from the various donation boxes across campus.
  13. Participates in Advancement Services staff meetings and prepares meeting notes for meetings involving event planning and appeal production.
  14. Provides support for Director of Advancement Services, SP General Treasurer/ Leadership Team liaison with monthly financial reports.
  15. Provides support for donor relations and donor recognition with periodic giving reports for the Tree of Life, Mother Theodore Guerin Foundation, Foley Park Pavers and other initiatives.
  16. Reviews the Archdiocesan newspaper obituaries to update constituent records in database.
  17. Supports Advancement Services Manager, Annual Fund and Donor Relations Manager and Stewardship and Donor Recognition Coordinator, as directed, by ordering and assembling materials for phonathon volunteers, Times to Remember cards and the Remembrance Card Program, updating the Together in Mission Wall, and creating Elevator and Blessed Sacrament Chapel prayer lists. Packaging includes boxing up materials, lifting and carrying.
  18. Coordinates with Annual Fund and Donor Relations Manager in the planning and execution of special events, including the annual Mother Theodore Guerin Donor Dinner. This involves initiating work orders, taking reservations, coordinating on-campus housing needs, setting up and registering attendees at the events.
  19. Maintains materials/supplies inventory for Advancement Services and places periodic orders.
  20. Accurately records hours worked in Paylocity payroll system and presents timely requests for PTO to Advancement Services Manager.
  21. Participates in the annual performance review process.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The person in this position should demonstrate

 Good project management, organizational and follow-through skills.

 Good interpersonal skills.

 Excellent customer service skills.

 Commitment to mission and awareness of the broad range of Sisters of Providence ministries.

 Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Suite, Google (calendar, email, docs, sheets), data entry, word processing/mail merge and spreadsheets.

 Keen expertise in

 Understanding of database capabilities and functions and/or familiarity with a gift processing program.

 Ability to maintain confidentiality.

 Excellent written and oral communication skills, including comfortably conversing on the telephone.

 Excellent spelling and proofreading skills.

 Understanding of logic, computers and basic mathematical concepts.

 Ability to prioritize tasks and assignments.

 Willingness and ability to learn new software systems such as DonorPerfect, Mailchimp and Wufoo.


 Minimum of high school diploma/GED and/or appropriate experience

 Experience in a professional, office work environment preferred

 Experience in data entry preferred

 Experience in customer service environment preferred




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 Ability to speak knowledgeably and comfortably with people from all walks of life

 Ability to meet deadlines

 Ability to manage multiple tasks

 Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

 Ability to concentrate in a busy workplace

 Ability to lift and carry materials and boxes

 Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard

 Normal range of hearing and vision needed for computer work

 Prolonged sitting


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Office of Advancement Services is typically a busy place, with many deadlines to meet, and it is possible that the office will be noisy at times. Several staff members are provided a private office because of the need to hold confidential meetings and conversations with personnel and constituents. Other staff members are provided individual work cubicles. The cubicles, however, do not allow for total privacy; therefore, consideration of co-workers is necessary and the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential. The atmosphere in the office is somewhat casual, but employees are expected to maintain a sense of decorum even in this casual setting.


In support of the Land Ethic, all persons employed with the Sisters of Providence will reduce, reuse, recycle and conserve energy.

To apply for this position

You may apply via online application or send resume and cover letter to hr@spsmw.org. If mailing your application, send to Sisters of Providence, Attn: HR Department, 1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876. You may be asked to complete additional application materials if you are called for an interview. All persons hired for positions with the Sisters of Providence are asked to complete an application.

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