Development Coordinator

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

Position Overview
The Development Coordinator supports the administrative and programmatic work of the Milestone Reunions and Planned Giving Offices to facilitate gifts from alumni, parents, and other friends that contribute to the financial goals of the College. The position requires a high level of accuracy, exceptional customer service to both external and internal audiences, ability to produce work under tight deadlines, ability to solve problems independently, ability to collaborate with staff in other departments, and ability to maintain confidentiality and interact professionally with a wide range of people. Detailed position description: Development Coordinator

Required Qualifications
Associate degree and two years of directly related work experience OR High school diploma and five years of directly related experience.

  • Three to five years of directly related office experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent writing skills combined with the ability to focus on details and follow through on tasks and projects.
  • Excellent technical and computer skills and comfort with learning new systems.
  • Advanced word-processing, spreadsheet, and database skills; specifically, experience with high-volume data and mail-merge functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and proactively recommend solutions.
  • Customer service mindset and the ability to communicate diplomatically and accurately to internal and external constituents with integrity, trust, and confidentiality.
  • High level of productivity, and ability to handle multiple tasks and a wide variety of projects, flexibility to changing priorities and deadlines, sound judgment, and sensitivity to donors’ concerns.

Preferred Qualifications
● Experience working in higher education.
● Experience building and maintaining relationships.
● Experience in utilizing donor and alumni databases.
● Experience prioritizing and managing several milestone classes and projects.
● and projects.
● Knowledge of Carleton College’s Departments, Divisions, and our work.

Special Instructions to Applicants
As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by Thursday, December 16, 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time. All applicants are expected to attach a current resume and a cover letter.

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 an 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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