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Development Coordinator for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Smith School of Business

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 122814
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Development Coordinator for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Smith School of Business
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: VPUR-Development
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Development Coordinator position provides high-level program support for the Development team at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. This position will leverage the fundraising efforts of the entire front-line fundraising team including major gifts and annual giving. The development coordinator performs many of the internal functions necessary to help advance these programs. The coordinator must be a self-starter and have a keen sense of the mission of the Smith School with the ability to triage and to respond to issues and opportunities as they arise. This position requires frequent contact with prospects, donors, external constituents, and staff in order to coordinate fundraising and donor relations efforts, and to facilitate communications with internal and external constituents. The coordinator will also provide support for the work of other staff within the department. Must be able to work evenings or weekends as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:
Minimum of three years of administrative experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• High degree of attention to detail.
• Able to gather and analyze data, write reports, and suggest recommendations to translate the data into fundraising metrics.
• Collaborative and able to interact effectively with both external and internal audiences and capable of building strong work relationships in a complex environment.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment, prioritize tasks, think proactively, and work independently, using good judgment and experience to make decisions.
• Ability to utilize software to create and present documents, charts, graphs and spreadsheets.
• The successful candidate will need to think independently, contribute as a problem solver, handle complex tasks while maintaining deadlines, be well organized and multitask, communicate clearly, have proficiency with various software packages (Microsoft Office) and database systems.
• Must be able to work evenings or weekends as necessary.

Preferences:

Prior experience in fundraising/development environment is preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: This is a primarily a sedentary position with the physical demands found in an office environment involving extensive use of desktop computers. Individual must be able to walk moderate distances to run errands on campus (building to building) and carry small loads, such as boxes and packages for the mailing of such items. Must be able to work evenings or weekends as necessary.

For best consideration, please apply by Monday June 5, 2017.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 02/22/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 06/05/2017
Physical Demands

This is a primarily a sedentary position with the physical demands found in an office environment involving extensive use of desktop computers. Individual must be able to walk moderate distances to run errands on campus (building to building) and carry small loads, such as boxes and packages for the mailing of such items. Must be able to work evenings or weekends as necessary.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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