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ORGANIZATION: Franciscan Mission Service

  • 1 person is interested

The Development Associate is a highly organized and detail-oriented self-starter who gains valuable professional experience while advancing the day-to-day operations of a dynamic Catholic nonprofit organization. Working closely alongside Franciscan Mission Service staff, and reporting directly to the Associate Director, the Development Associate contributes to the fundraising, grant and donor initiatives for the organization while receiving professional mentorship.

As part of the year-long DC Service Corps Program, the Development Associate lives in an intentional community with other year-long DC Service Corps members and participates in programming activities, such as weekly direct service, evening prayer, and shared meals.

About Franciscan Mission Service:

Franciscan Mission Service (FMS) is a nonprofit organization that provides Catholic women and men the opportunity to serve in solidarity with economically marginalized communities around the world. FMS trains, sends, and supports lay Catholics to serve others in a way that is respectful of cultural and religious differences.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support streamlined donor engagement and donor cultivation through the management of eTapestry, FMS’ donor database
  • Process incoming donations and manage donor gratitude initiatives
  • Assist the Associate Director and Accountant with responsible financial management through the processing and tracking of all invoices and purchases
  • Support FMS’ annual World Care Benefit event through communication with prospective sponsors and guests; manage table assignments and registration; collaborate with Associate Director on event-related data tracking
  • Co-coordinate all aspects of the mission appeals lifecycle from the point of application to the scheduling of appeals and the processing of donations; represent the spirit and values of FMS in all interactions with host churches and mission appeal volunteers
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director to improve day-to-day operations and apply best practices that drive efficiency and effectiveness in FMS’ work
  • Assist the Communications and Programs teams through the provision of data and documents that support their work
  • Assist with general bookkeeping and maintain a working knowledge of file location and organization
  • Provide general administrative office support to the Executive Director and Associate Director

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 21-35 years old and have a desire to develop servant leadership skills
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to service, social justice, and one’s own faith development
  • Open to learning about Franciscan spirituality and committed to living in intentional Christian community

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, marketing, accounting, finance, business, non-profit management or other related field
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Experience with database management and excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Interest in learning about and implementing best practices in the areas of finance, data management, and office management
  • Ability to adjust to fast-changing priorities in a dynamic, collaborative, and communication-driven work environment


The DC Service Corps Program begins mid-August 2023 and goes until the end of July 2024. The Programs Associate schedule typically is 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, with the exception of Tuesday afternoons which are set aside for faith formation, professional development and servant leadership sessions with the rest of the DC Service Corps members. About once per every two months the Programs Associate will be asked to work outside of the normal 9am-5pm work hours.

Program Benefits:

  • Experience working with a mission-based organization
  • Friendships through life in intentional community
  • Professional development and spiritual formation
  • Monthly stipend, health insurance, and a fully-furnished bedroom.
  • Ten vacation days in addition to holidays
  • Three annual retreats and opportunities for spiritual direction
  • Cultural enrichment, social engagement, and top-notch networking opportunities that come with living in Washington, DC
  • Professional mentorship, peer support, and leadership development within a collaborative and close-knit team of young professionals

To apply, please send an email to info@franciscanmissionservice.org with your resume and cover letter.

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About Franciscan Mission Service


PO Box 29034, WASHINGTON, DC 20017, US

Mission Statement

As Franciscan followers of Christ, we build partnerships with Catholic women and men who are inspired to live and serve in solidarity with economically poor communities across the globe - and to bring the transformative experience of mission to North American societies and churches as advocates for peace, justice, reconciliation and care of creation.


As an international lay Franciscan mission program in North America, Franciscan Mission Service helps Catholics prepare to serve on two-year international, one-year domestic and 1-2 week short-term mission opportunities. Missioners live a simple life in solidarity with their partners: the poor and oppressed in Africa, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Advocacy & Human Rights, Faith-Based, International


We'll work with your schedule.


415 Michigan Ave NEWashington, DC 20017



  • Bookkeeping
  • Office Management
  • Office Reception
  • Donor Management




  • Must be at least 22
  • 40 hours a week for 13 months

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