The Development Coordinator is responsible for the programmatic coordination of fundraising activities for the Office of Gift Planning. S/he will provide budget, database, and program support for a team of gift planning fundraising professionals with a demonstrated commitment to customer service. Duties include reconciling accounts and credit cards, handling logistical details associated with meetings, training, and travel, and assisting with communications to donors. The field of gift planning is a highly specialized area of development and requires an individual who is a self-starter with excellent organizational skills, works independently, is creative and welcomes professional challenges. Experience acting with discretion and handling confidential information appropriately is crucial in this role. This position will be required to work occasional evenings and weekends. May occasionally need to lift boxes.
Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.): Bachelor’s degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the degree.
3 years of administrative experience with a Bachelor’s Degree. 5 years of administrative experience with an Associate Degree. 7 years of administrative experience with a High School Diploma or GED.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to represent the Executive Director of Gift Planning with campus administrators, staff and donors. Ability to work without constant direct supervision, utilizing good judgment in prioritizing tasks and making decisions. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matter with discretion and tact. Ability to utilize software to create and present documents, charts, graphs and spreadsheets. Collaborative and able to interact effectively with both external and internal audiences and capable of building strong work relationships in a complex environment. Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends and to respond to short deadlines and assist with special events and other campus activities. Demonstrated excellence in customer service. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. High degree of attention to detail. Able to work with figures and manage budgets. Strong editing, writing and research skills. Extremely motivated and highly reliable.
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