The Division of University Relations is hiring a Development
Coordinator for the College of Information Studies (The iSchool).
The Development Coordinator is responsible for the programmatic
coordination of fundraising activities such as stewardship and
alumni relations events and for directing the administrative
support functions for the Chief Development Officer (CDO)
including, at times, the Dean when involved in fundraising
This position supports the daily development activity of
the CDO, including: scheduling internal and external
appointments with donors/prospects/potential volunteers; preparing
briefings for the CDO, the Dean and/or key faculty
participating in development activity; maintaining a special events
calendar for the office; and coordinating the involvement of the
College’s faculty and staff in cultivation activities.
The Development Coordinator oversees the unit’s budget for events
and other activities and tracks and manages the expenses and
payments to internal and external contacts with the CDO. This
individual also works directly with vendors, campus contacts,
divisional colleagues, and other university administrators for the
School’s alumni/donor events and activities. The Coordinator
takes a leadership role in ensuring “best in class” donor
relations, stewardship and alumni relations practices for the
The Development Coordinator: works with the Advancement Services
database system, the BlackBaud Fundraising Performance Management
platform and other university databases; processes gifts; drafts
gift agreements; and produces reports to monitor budgets and
donations working with Foundation Management, to assist
the CDO in tracking performance metrics and to detail the
progress/impact of programs and initiatives. This individual
prepares cultivation/stewardship materials including donor
acknowledgments, email newsletters and event invitations. They are
also responsible for assuring completion of contact reports and
follow up for further donor cultivation. The Development
Coordinator understands and successfully follows all university
The Development Coordinator works with the Prospect Research Team
to identify donors for the pipeline and assists in recruiting
volunteers to support the annual development plan for the iSchool.
This person, working with the CDO, helps to implement
activities designed to increase alumni engagement and organizes
events and activities to engage and support donors, alumni and
volunteers, including the iSchool’s participation in Giving Day and
Maryland Day, stewardship activities and other on- and off-campus
Attendance at events during and after regular office hours and
weekends may be necessary. Limited travel, primarily in the College
Park area, is necessary. Education (include
licenses, certifications, etc.):
from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of three years of administrative experience.
Candidates must also have some experience organizing and executing
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
written and oral communication skills.
• Strong writing, editing, and research skills.
• High degree of attention to detail.
• Able to work with figures and manage budgets.
• Able to plan and manage events.
• Collaborative mindset and ability to interact effectively with
both external and internal audiences.
• Capable of building strong work relationships in a complex
• Able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment,
prioritize tasks, think proactively, and work independently, using
good judgment and experience to make decisions.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google applications.
• Proficient in Mailchimp or similar email marketing
• Demonstrated excellence in customer service.
• Familiarity with donor database tools, such as Advance or