The Development Coordinator assists the Dean of the School of Communication and University Advancement liaison with the identification, cultivation and stewardship of supporters of the School of Communication and the University. Constituent groups include alumni, parents, faculty, staff and other friends of the University. The Development Coordinator provides administrative assistance including gift processing, drafting solicitations, and cultivation and stewardship documents, coordinates department mailings, prepares prospective donor presentation brochures and materials, compiles financial reports, and maintains calendars and schedule travel arrangements and meetings with prospective donors. The Development Coordinator coordinates School of Communication based events and collaborates with the University Advancement operations team including database management and gift recording. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in education and experience.
Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in development and/or support function.
Writing skills to prepare clear and concise, grammatically correct business correspondence; strong editing and proofreading skills.
Experience in maintaining accurate and efficient office files and other record-keeping mechanisms.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups at all organizational levels, both inside and outside of the university.
Professional telephone etiquette skills and the ability to direct calls, give information, and take accurate and detailed messages.
Strong organizational skills to plan, prioritize multiple projects, and complete them in a timely manner; maintain calendars and schedule appointments and meetings.
Ability to schedule and coordinate logistics for meetings, workshops, and events, including coordination catering, travel and special equipment.
Ability to make travel and lodge arrangements.
Ability to utilize the Internet as a research tool.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy and to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Ability to use standard office equipment, including phone system, copier, fax, and calculator.
Basic accounting skills to prepare basic financial forms and reconcile expenses.
Ability to perform arithmetic calculations such as add, subtract, multiply, divide and percentages.
Computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, Internet and electronic mail software, preferably of Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and departmental tools.
Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
Knowledge of the field of development and fundraising.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.