Gift Operations Specialist

Donor Relations and Gift Operations Department

Location: Denver Support Center

Company Description

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has one mission: to know Christ Jesus and fulfill His Great Commission. Since 1998, FOCUS missionaries have invited college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendships in which they lead others to do the same. Through Bible studies, one-on-one discipleship, conferences and mission trips, missionaries walk alongside students in their journey of faith, encouraging them to live out lifelong Catholic mission.

To date, more than 20,000 students have been involved with FOCUS. Within this number, more than 600 students and missionaries have made decisions to pursue Catholic religious vocations. By 2022, FOCUS hopes to have 75,000 alumni transitioned into America’s 17,000+ Catholic parishes to continue the work of evangelization. To learn more, visit

Position Mission & Summary

Fundraising one’s personal support is the means through which the majority of our staff are paid.   A Gift Operations Specialist helps support those who are front-line missionaries by directing donations with the utmost accuracy to the correct missionary/staff member from the right donor, whether the donation is a paper gift or electronic.  Another important role of our department is to thank donors in a timely manner for making the mission possible.   

Position Accountabilities

Responsibilities Metrics
Mail Gather mail from the building, sort the mail, open mail, enter all checks onto cash log and put into batches.
Processing Donations Scanning batches, entering batches, check batches and depositing checks. Generating electronic gift batches and submitting for payment.
Generating & Sending Thank You Letters Letters are generated at the end of every work day. Some are sent to a vendor to print off and put in the mail while others are printed in office and sent out.
Departing Staff Help departing staff steward their relationship with their donors by guiding each missionary through the hand on process.
Regular Maintenance Projects To work on current projects or regular maintenance projects such as keeping our system cleaned up by getting rid of duplicates, sending out prayer postcards, etc.

Key Competencies

Joyful Sacrifice:  Accepting our sacrifices as a gift and joyfully offering them back to the Father. 

Vital Unity:  Laying aside our own ambitions so as to serve the greater good of the Body of Christ.

Personal Excellence:  Striving to give our best effort to those responsibilities entrusted to us. 

  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Resourcefulness/Initiative
  • Stress Management
  • Organization/Planning
  • Adaptability
  • Listening
  • Customer focus
  • Team Player


  • Bachelor degree