Development Support Officer, Office of Development & Alumni Relations
St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College are looking for one (1) full-time Development Support Officer with an expected start date of mid/late July 2017.
The Development Support Officer plays a critical role by providing administrative support to the Development & Alumni Relations Office and participating in all fundraising and alumni activities including donor and public relations, appeals, and special events.
Development Support Services perform the key logistical tasks required to keep the office running. These include maintaining accurate philanthropic and alumni databases, gift administration, prospect research and internal office management.
The duties and responsibilities will include the following:
- Fundraising: Assist the Office in developing complex strategies to secure gifts up to $25,000 and raising an average of $1.5 million annually from projects and appeals
- Communications: Research, write, edit, proofread newsletter, fundraising letters, event materials and website pages to engage audience and increase financial resources for the Colleges; prepare donor presentation and media kits.
- Database and Donor Record Management: Maintain accurate philanthropic and alumni databases, and individual donor and alumni files.
- Administration: Track and process donations; prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence; coordinate production and mailing of appeal letters; prospect research; internal office management; create fundraising reports.
- Event Management: Review the logistics for event, handle responsibilities for on and offsite set ups, operation, and assembly; oversees event day staff; review checklists ensuring vendors deliver on all aspects of their contracts; assess event effectiveness.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
- Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline such as Business or Education; with two (2) to three (3) years of experience in complex, multi-stakeholder organizations, with applicable work experience in development or alumni relations; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
- Exceptional fundraising and event planning skills; recognized professional designations or program completions are an asset
- Professional demeanor with excellent oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
- Exceptional time management and organizational skills, ability to multi-task
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and stakeholders
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable, to work independently or as part of a team in order to meet deadlines and achieve project goals
- Advanced skills on Microsoft applications, including: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook
- Experience with fundraising/development computer applications are an asset
- Ability to exercise a high level of judgment, discretion and confidentiality
- Commitment to forwarding the missions and visions of St. Mark’s College and Corpus Christi College
Compensation will be salaried plus benefits and commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume, preferably in PDF, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only candidates that are short-listed will be contacted.
Competition closing date: July 16, 2017
Working at the College
At Corpus Christi College, we pride ourselves on creating a community of learning that shares a rich, intellectual tradition with other Catholic institutions around the globe – a tradition dating back nearly 2,000 years. As a Catholic college, Corpus Christi strives to be an incomparable center of creativity and dissemination of knowledge for the good of humanity, dedicated to research, teaching, and the education of students – who closely interact with their teachers in a common love of knowledge. Our instructors are challenged to help our students pursue an education that combines excellence in humanistic and cultural development with academic pursuits.
As a Catholic college, Corpus Christi strives to be an incomparable center of creativity and dissemination of knowledge for the good of humanity, dedicated to research, teaching, and the education of students – who closely interact with their teachers in a common love of knowledge. “It’s always a privilege to be around young people, but I have most appreciated the opportunity to interact with students in a smaller setting. That civility I noticed on my first day is easier to sustain in an environment where you feel like you are known as a person.”Dr. Mary Ann King, Psychology Professor at Corpus Christi College
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Unsolicited applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and are kept on file for a period of one year.
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Hiring is in accord with Ex Corde Ecclesiae
and the Corpus Christi College Founding Document (viewable below).