Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Development

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Department: Development Office
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Development Office, External Relations

Support/assist the Associate V.P. for Development and provide program support to the Senior Director of Principal Gifts in the planning and execution of all major and principal gift fundraising, including the management of a staff encompassing the departments of Major and Planned Giving, Development Operations and Milestone Reunions. Provide support for comprehensive fundraising campaigns, coordinating reports and research materials for use in Board of Trustees meetings and visits with prospective donors, and as project manager for a wide variety of events involving alumni, parents, trustees, and donors.

Detailed Position Description: Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Development-Carleton College.pdf

Required Qualifications
• A two-year college degree or completion of a specialized course of study related to the position AND three to five years administrative assistant experience, supporting more than one Director/Assistant VP or VP and department staff.
• Excellent communication skills; strong customer focus mindset and the ability to interact courteously and professionally with a wide range of people.
• Sound judgment, ability to make an informed decision, and discretion to handle confidential or sensitive matters with integrity and trust.
• Strong writing skills, including experience proofreading and editing correspondence.
• Exceptional prioritization and organizational skills, high productivity and attention to detail, and the ability to set priorities, and cope well under pressure.
• Microsoft suite: advanced Microsoft Excel experience, and database skills; specifically, experience with high-volume data and mail merge functions.

In addition to meeting the above-required qualifications, the following are highly desired qualifications:
• Experience working in higher education.
• An aptitude and ability to learn and adapt to new technologies: Dropbox, Google suite, Adobe suite
• Project management and basic event planning experience

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a cover letter and a current resume. As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by Sunday, November 28, 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time. 

Salary and Benefits:
This is a non-exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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