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Development Coordinator for the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 119901
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Development Coordinator for the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1
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:

Working under general direction of the senior development staff in the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (AGNR), the development coordinator provides high-level program support for the development office including major gifts, annual giving, alumni relations, stewardship and special events programs within AGNR. 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 Office of External Relations 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Plus two 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.
Able to utilize software to create and present documents, charts, graphs and spreadsheets.
High degree of comfort with database systems.
Ability 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).


Additional related training, experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work considered a plus.

Prior experience in fundraising/development environment is preferred.

Understanding of key issues facing the agriculture sector is useful, but not necessary.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Able to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Able to travel 10% of the time.

For best consideration, please apply by Wednesday, November 1, 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: 10/12/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/01/2017
Physical Demands

Sedentary work.
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Able to travel 10% of the time.

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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