Donor Engagement Coordinator

St Louis, MO, US, 63101-1114

St. Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals and families build permanent, positive change in their lives through safe and affordable housing, sound mental and physical health, and employment and financial stability. 

Working collaboratively with individuals, businesses, government and other service providers, St. Patrick Center will end chronic homelessness in the St. Louis region through Housing First, an evidence-based practice that tells us to remove barriers, do intake and assessment early, move people into housing and offer them support to achieve their goals. 

Job Summary

St. Patrick Center, a ministry of Catholic Charities, is hiring a Donor Engagement Coordinator. The coordinator is part of the Philanthropy team and reports to the Donor Engagement Manager. The Donor Engagement Coordinator is responsible for raising unrestricted funds through donor engagement activities. The Coordinator will secure gifts for St. Patrick Center by cultivating, stewarding and retaining a portfolio of mid-level donors, while also identifying those donors who can move into increased levels of giving. The core working hours at St. Patrick Center is Monday through Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. The salary range is $40,000 to $50,000.

Job Responsibilities

  • Nurture assigned portfolio donors ($500 - $999.99) and utilize the moves management process with a focus on retaining donors, upgrading gifts and acquiring new donors.
  • Proactively develop and cultivate donors to strengthen their relationship with SPC through events, volunteering, and annual giving opportunities.
  • Engage new donors in stewardship plan to connect them with SPC and educate on opportunities to get more involved with SPC.
  • Assist the Manager with annual Donor Appreciation events and weekly thank you calls.
  • Ensure donor recognition and appreciation is appropriately occurring at all levels of giving including events sponsors and event attendees.
  • Participate weekly in meaningful donor communication (personal visits, engaging phone conversation or significant email engagement).
  • Ensure entry of correspondence and other touches with donors and prospects into the donor database.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Highschool diploma or GED required.
  • One or more years’ experience in non-profit fundraising, and/or similar experience that includes relationship building skills and customer service.
  • Strong computer literacy required, demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft products and Raisers Edge NXT.
  • Working knowledge of, or willingness to learn and practice, donor stewardship techniques.
  • Strong communication and time-management skills.
  • Able to work independently and be responsible for professional deadlines.
  • Strong team member, working well with staff, volunteers, and other professionals.


  • Must be willing to participate in evening or weekend events.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

St. Patrick Center does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities. St. Patrick Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or disability. 
Pre-Employment Screening 
All candidates receiving an employment offer must submit a pre-employment screening. The screenings will include criminal background check and other background checks (as needed), Family Care Safety Registration, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, and Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination. Various positions will require physical examination, Tuberculosis screening and Hepatitis A. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. 

Our Mission

To bring the healing, help, and hope of Jesus Christ to those in need with a compassionate, caring presence.

Transforming lives and working to create a community where everyone has access to sustainable housing, employment, and healthcare.


As a part of the Catholic Charities family, you’ll have the resources to care for those closest to you. Options include generous parental leave policies, flexible working arrangements, group life insurance, permanent health insurance, and dedicated support to help you find the right child care or elder care.