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Development Coordinator

Employer
University of Maryland
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 19, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Other Fundraising
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 activities. 

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 iSchool.

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 policies.

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 events.

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.):
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
 
Experience:
A minimum of three years of administrative experience.  Candidates must also have some experience organizing and executing events.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent 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 environment.
• 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 platform.
• Demonstrated excellence in customer service.
• Familiarity with donor database tools, such as Advance or BlackBaud.
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