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Organizational Overview

Women and men come to our historic Berkeley, California campus or attend classes online from urban and rural settings, small towns, and parishes of all sizes around the world. Their geographic and demographic diversity enriches an academic community that thrives in the unique ecumenical and inter-religious setting of the Graduate Theological Union. Founded in 1893, our enrollment in 2016-17 is 83 students and our teaching faculty is 7, with 2 visiting and 3 affiliate faculty members.  Our accreditation is through the Association of Theological Schools. We are a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union.

Mission Statement

Church Divinity School of the Pacific is a graduate theological seminary and center of theological study of the Episcopal Church, and is a founding member of the ecumenical Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Responding to the challenges of contemporary society with the good news of Jesus Christ, CDSP is rooted in our Anglican identity and tradition, and provides quality theological education that integrates scholarship, reflection, worship, spirituality, and the practice of ministry. For more information about CDSP, please visit

Commitment to Diversity

CDSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Advancement Administrator & Data Specialist (Non-Profit Raiser’s Edge Administrator and Advancement Coordinator) will manage donor/alumni data, gift processing & record keeping, and administrative and internal support for the implementation of CDSP’s Advancement strategies. We seek a database enthusiast who is supremely accurate, focused on detail, and excels at working collaboratively with Advancement team members. This position reports to the Director of Advancement. This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) position that offers a generous salary and benefits package. Candidates are subject to background checks. Some evening and weekend work is required. Must have California driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle.  


Database Management

  • Manage an effective/accurate electronic donor and prospect database
  • Prepare, create, and pull database-generated donor reports and queries as requested by the Director of Advancement, Dean and President, and Board of Trustees
  • Generate monthly and annual metrics reports to track Advancement Office activity
  • Create database-generated mailing lists (i.e. direct mail, annual fund, special event invitations, newsletter mailing list, donor recognition events)
  • Ensure all records are current, including quarterly implementation of NCOA/CASS processes
  • Train work-study students or contractors on database procedures as required
  • Create and update database systems, polices, and procedures

Gift Processing/Record Keeping

  • Receive/open all donor mail
  • Process and acknowledge all gifts in accordance with CDSP Advancement protocols, including thank you letters, memorial/honorary gift notifications, and IRS receipts.
  • Maintain all electronic and physical donor records; establish records for new donors and prospects
  • Track and maintain paperwork and correspondence for pledged gifts and in-kind contributions
  • Coordinate with Advancement staff and CDSP Financial Office for proper gift accounting and monthly data reconciliation
  • Manage records and procedures for vehicle donations, corporate matching gifts, planned giving society members, grants, and other Advancement-related campaigns

Administrative/Office Duties

  • Provide scheduling assistance, meeting agendas, and other support to the Director of Advancement
  • Perform typing, filing, copying, errands, answering the telephone, and other general office duties
  • Manage invoices for Advancement vendors & contractors; order office supplies as needed

Tools and Equipment Used

Includes, but is not limited to, phones, call technology such as Skype, computers, printers, fax, copier, scanning technology. 

The Church Divinity School of the Pacific, a seminary of the Episcopal Church, is seeking a Dean of Academic Affairs who will also have a half-time faculty appointment in a field that complements the existing strengths in the CDSP faculty. Our current needs are particularly in the areas of New Testament studies, Homiletics, Church History, and Pastoral Theology. We seek to appoint a person who will further the institution’s commitment to forming leaders of multicultural ministries in a diverse and changing church and world. The Dean of Academic Affairs will implement the new and distinctive MDiv curriculum revision just completed, build upon recent faculty development, and continue to build on the success of the hybrid/low residence program. In addition, the Dean will have the opportunity, in consultation with the President, Board of Trustees, and Faculty, to develop new initiatives reflecting the programmatic mission of CDSP.