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Gift Processing Lead

Smyrna, GA, USA

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to: Office of Human Resources, at [email protected]No phone calls, please.

Reporting to the Parish and Donor Relations Officer, the Gift Processor Lead performs daily gift processing for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal and other programs and projects for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. This role serves as the primary liaison with our parishes to address gift processing inquiries and resolve issues. The Gift Processor Lead collaborates with our Finance Department and outside vendors to ensure the implementation of appropriate controls, timely and accurate reconciliations, enhance processes, and resolve issues. This role responds to donor inquiries promptly and delivers exceptional customer service. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary contact person for daily gift processing for all gift types.
    • Reconcile deposit files received to bank deposits.
    • Reconcile gift files to be imported and collaborate with vendors to resolve discrepancies successfully.
    • Upload gifts to Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge (RE) within 1 business day of receipt.
    • Ensure vendors meet agreed upon processing deadlines.
    • Update internal tracking logs daily.
    • Escalate processing issues that remain unresolved after 24 hours.
    • Provide vendor with updated house files.
    • Send forecasting for any new direct mail pieces and reply cards for scanline programming per guidelines.
    • Provide forecasting for acknowledgment letters based on data and maintain annual letter updates and letterhead and envelope stock.
    • Run house file through NCOA quarterly.
    • Perform Omatic merge and other methods to clean up duplicate records.
    • Work with parishes and OMA to provide solutions for parish gift processing issues.
  • Receive annual appeal parish goals from finance, mail them to individual parishes, and provide marketing for collaterals and posting.
  • Accept and process gifts (other than Annual Appeal) following proper coding and process for deposit and distribution.
  • Accept and Process gifts received through stock, IRA, and DAF donations following proper coding and process for deposit and or distribution.
  • Work with the Finance Department for processing DAF checks, monthly reconciliation, and closing out the year-end.
  • Plan and manage the annual pledge reminder process, including updating pledge shells, envelope designs, and stock levels.
  • Plan and manage the year-end tax letter mailing process including updating tax letter and envelope design and stock levels.
  • Provide timely reporting as requested by OMA team.

• Manage the Annual Appeal email box         

  • Log and respond to donor inquiries within 2 business days.
  • Update RE with actions taken to resolve the donor question/issue.
  • Identify trends and collaborate with team for problem resolution.

•Log and respond to the Annual Appeal voice mailbox and respond to donor inquiries within 2 business days.

•Maintain and update the donor contact log daily.

•Run Parishsoft reports monthly for deceased donors and update RE as needed.

•Manage the thank-you letter process for selected donors (e.g., OMA thank-you letter)

  • Manage letterhead, envelope, and card stock inventory.

•Assist in managing invites and RSVPs to donor events.

•Other duties as assigned.

Educational Background: 
High School Diploma or GED
Two years of college OR other equivalent training/education
  • Experience working in a parish stewardship office a plus.
  • Proficient in database management, Microsoft Office Suite, and other computer skills.
  • Experience with Blackbaud Raisers Edge CRM and Give Central a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to execute both independently and on a team.
  • Excellent communication and phone conversation skills.
  • Team player. Work well in a collaborative manner.
  • Compassion and empathy for the needs of our parishes and donors.
  • Dynamic team player. Able to provide ideas, feedback, and problem solve to resolution.
  • Able to receive feedback and challenge ideas and decisions in stride.


How to Apply: 

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to: Office of Human Resources, at [email protected]No phone calls, please.

Organization Info

Archdiocese of Atlanta

Smyrna, GA, USA
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

We, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, are a people of prayer, love and joy who are dedicated to the salvation of all. As disciples and believers in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we proclaim the good news and grow in faith, hope, love and service to others. We are unified in our commitment to sacramental life, pastoral care and life-long formation in our Roman Catholic faith. We express our love through evangelization, fellowship, Catholic education, social services and charity in the full pursuit of effective discipleship.


The Archdiocese of Atlanta encompasses the northern half of Georgia covering 21,445 square miles. Specifically, it includes the 69 counties north of and including the following counties: Lincoln, McDuffie, Warren, Hancock, Baldwin, Putnam, Jasper, Monroe, Upson, Meriwether and Troup.

The Archdiocese of Atlanta is a vibrant, diverse and rapidly growing Catholic community.  As of 2020, there are 102 parishes and missions, 293 diocesan and religious priests, 46 seminarians, 18 archdiocesan Catholic schools, 1.2 million Catholics, and 7.5 million people in north central Georgia.

The History of the Archdiocese goes back the late 1700s.  Originally part of the Diocese of Savannah, Atlanta was made a Diocese in 1956 and made an Archdiocese in 1962. 

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 2 2024
Active Until: 
Aug 1 2024
Hiring Organization: 
Archdiocese of Atlanta