Employment opportunities


Development Coordinator

Holy Wisdom Monastery is seeking a highly-organized and analytical professional to join our team and to assist with administrative, database, volunteer and special event logistics. Holy Wisdom Monastery, located in Middleton, Wisconsin and overlooking scenic Lake Mendota, is home to the Benedictine Women of Madison and the Benedictine Life Foundation. There is also a non-denominational spirituality center with an overnight retreat and meeting facility. Holy Wisdom Monastery offers community building opportunities, environmental education and spirituality programs throughout the year, prairie restoration volunteer opportunities, and ecumenical Christian church services every Sunday.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and database support to the Mission Advancement and Communication teams
  • Process donor gifts, acknowledgments, recognition and stewardship
  • Maintain CRM database health and quality, querying, statistical analysis and reporting
  • Ensure data integrity by developing internal policies, procedures and controls
  • Support volunteer and donor coordination, meeting scheduling, recognition, and special event logistics

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in administration, accounting, liberal arts, or a related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in, data management, development, project management or equivalent

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge NXT, or other CRM and Microsoft Suite
  • Strong personal and professional integrity, work ethic and maturity
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and has ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates good judgement, strong critical thinking and embodies a love of learning
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Willingness and ability to work occasionally in the evenings and weekends
  • Passion for the mission of Holy Wisdom Monastery and appreciation for ecumenical Benedictine spirituality

Job type, Salary and Benefits

Full-time, salary depends on experience, paid time off, health, dental, long- and short-term disability, vision and life insurance; retirement savings.

Pay: $35,000 – $40,000 per year

How to apply

Send a cover letter, current resume, and three references to: Amy Bonomie, Director of Mission Advancement, abonomie@holywisdommonastery.org. Applications received prior to April 19, 2021, will receive priority review.

Holy Wisdom Monastery (Benedictine Women of Madison, Inc. and Benedictine Life Foundation, Inc.) is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Holy Wisdom values diversity, equity and inclusion and is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law.

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Digital Marketing & Communications Specialist

Holy Wisdom Monastery is seeking a creative, enthusiastic brand ambassador and communicator to join our team to create engaging content across our multiple digital channels. Holy Wisdom Monastery, located in Middleton, Wisconsin and overlooking scenic Lake Mendota, is home to the Benedictine Women of Madison and the Benedictine Life Foundation. There is also a non-denominational spirituality center with an overnight retreat and meeting facility. Holy Wisdom Monastery offers community building opportunities, environmental education and spirituality programs throughout the year, prairie restoration volunteer opportunities, and ecumenical Christian church services every Sunday. More information is available at HolyWisdomMonastery.org.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Writing, designing, analyzing and managing Email and text message marketing campaigns
  • Designing promotional and graphic pieces that enhance our brand
  • Creating content, effective SEO and managing the organizational website
  • Managing our social media channels and building relationships with our audiences
  • Creating, producing and editing videos and podcasts
  • Translating the stories of the monastery for various audiences through video, photographic, and narrative story telling

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or a related field or relevant work experience
  • 1-3 years’ experience in digital marketing or equivalent

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Creative, strategic and persuasive communication skills
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and maturity
  • CRM experience desirable – Raiser’s Edge and/or Infusionsoft
  • Passion for the mission of Holy Wisdom Monastery and appreciation for ecumenical Benedictine spirituality

Job type, salary and benefits

Full-time, salary DOE, paid time off, health, dental, LTD/STD, vision and life insurance; retirement savings.

Pay: $40,000 – $50,000 per year

How to apply

Send a cover letter, current resume, 3 references and a link to a digital work sample to: Carolyn McGinley, director of communications, cmcginley@holywisdommonastery.org. Applications received prior to April 4, 2021, will receive priority review.

Holy Wisdom Monastery (Benedictine Women of Madison, Inc. and Benedictine Life Foundation, Inc.) is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Holy Wisdom values diversity, equity and inclusion and is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law.

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Volunteer at the monastery

Volunteers are always needed at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Click here to learn more.