BLS Development Assistant

BLS Development Assistant


The Development Assistant plays an important role in providing administrative support to Advancement Team in every aspect of the planning, execution and evaluation of all fundraising activities, including, but not limited to Development & Alumni Events, Capital Campaign, Scholarship and Financial Aid Administration as well as Donor Cultivation and Recognition. Other responsibilities include receiving and processing all gifts & donations, maintaining the donor database, establish and maintain an annual events calendar to create timelines for meeting logistical deadlines efficiently within the department budget, assist in the development and execution of an internal fundraising policy and process for faculty and student groups and organizations.

The successful candidate will have strong written and interpersonal communications skills and have the ability to interact effectively with Ben Lippen leaders, faculty and staff, parents, students, and alumni. This person must be highly organized, detail-oriented, a self-starter, flexible, resourceful and capable of managing several priority projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate high level of judgment and the ability to respond quickly to changing situations. Additionally, the individual will exude professionalism and integrity as well as the ability to maintain strict confidentiality as needed.



  1. Provide structured administrative support for the Advancement Team
  • Receive and process all donations and gifts
  • Create, maintain, and generate reports designed to provide accurate, up-to-date, and timely information
  • Create and maintain departmental calendar and processes for recognizing donors and alumni
  • Conduct research, analyze data and compile reports on current or prospective donors
  • Schedule visits for development staff and the headmaster with current and prospective donors.
  • Coordinate mailings including creating queries, merge files, generating letters, etc.
  • Manage gift accounts (FOFA, Booster Club, Winterim, etc.)
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the office, including mail, email, checks, filing, record keeping, and spreadsheets
  1. Assist in the planning & coordination of all development, alumni & donor driven events and initiatives
  • Meet with appropriate faculty and staff partners involved with event
  • Establish timeline for communication & the execution of logistics
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers needed for event
  • Manage all aspects of event (communication, logistics, tracking, and budget)
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of each aspect of the event details
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours for events and year-end initiatives
  1. Assist in maintenance & distribution of Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Select Aid
  • Confirm and communicate annual scholarship amounts to appropriate faculty and staff for distribution
  • Advertise merit scholarships, collect & disseminate applications
  • Notify/Award student recipients
  • Facilitate scholarship sponsor acknowledgement from student recipients
  • Maintain relationships with scholarship sponsors through established donor touch process



  • Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Understanding of Christian education philosophy
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) required
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fund raising, development, communications, marketing, or public relations preferred



BLS/CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.


Interested and qualified candidates will need to fill out the Ben Lippen Employment Application. The application must be downloaded, printed and completed and submitted to the Headmaster’s office as shown on the last page of the application.


Ben Lippen School
Time Period
40 hours/12 months

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Supplemental Form and Instructions

CIU faculty positions will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Once you have completed your online application, you will have an opportunity to submit a cover letter and resume.

Instructional Staff Supplement Form (PDF)

Ben Lippen Employment Application (PDF)

BLS Online Studies Adjunct Application

If you are applying for a Ben Lippen position and are unable to download the Ben Lippen application, please contact Human Resources at or 1-800-777-2227 ext. 5009.