Program Manager of Gift Acceptance

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100276
Title: Program Manager
Functional Title: Program Manager of Gift Acceptance
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPUR-Financial Management
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 Manager of Gift Acceptance will report to the Assistant Director of Gift Acceptance and is responsible for day-to-day quality assurance related to the gift processing cycle for charitable contributions to the University of Maryland College Park.

The Manager will propose, develop and ensure adherence to policies and procedures for the Office of Gift Acceptance. He/she will perform quality control processes in order to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the donor database (Ellucian Advance). S/he will maintain written documentation of departmental policies and procedures. The Manager will exhibit a high degree of professionalism in promoting a friendly and helpful customer service atmosphere in order to help the University of Maryland College Park achieve the goal of raising $1.5B during the Fearless Ideas Campaign.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Experience:
• A minimum of three (3) years experience in a development, gift administration, high volume data entry or related environment
• Customer service experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent proofreading skills, attention to detail with unparalleled accuracy and an overall commitment to data integrity
• Excellent organization, prioritization, problem solving skills, judgement and handle confidential matters with discretion
• Be able to develop a broad knowledge of the institution’s programs, practices, policies and procedures
• Proven ability to meet deadlines while assuring accuracy
• Knowledge of computer systems and proficiency with a wide range of software including relational databases (primarily end-user), word processing and spreadsheets
• Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills to clearly explain a variety of policies and procedures to all levels of customers and University staff, including gift acceptance, development, college administrators, College Park Foundation and University System of Maryland
• Ability to learn, interpret and apply a variety of complex policies and procedures with minimal guidance
• Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours based on workload and/or deadlines, especially during fiscal and calendar year end

Preferences:

• Knowledge of CASE Management and Reporting Standards, IRS guidelines, and GASB accounting standards
• Familiarity with current nonprofit industry best practices relevant to data management and gift administration

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position:
• Requires frequent use of desktop computer in office setting
• May require sitting for extended periods of time
• Requires travel to various campus locations for meetings and divisional event attendance
• Will requires additional evening, weekend and holiday hours during fiscal and calendar year-end processing
• May require infrequent in-state or out-of-state travel for professional association meetings/conferences

For best consideration, please apply by Friday, September 8, 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: 08/18/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/08/2017
Physical Demands

• Requires frequent use of desktop computer in office setting
• May require sitting for extended periods of time
• Requires travel to various campus locations for meetings and divisional event attendance
• Will requires additional evening, weekend and holiday hours during fiscal and calendar year-end processing
• May require infrequent in-state or out-of-state travel for professional association meetings/conferences

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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