Rider University's Development Office seeks an Administrative Specialist who with little or no direction and using a broad level of skills and knowledge, provides advanced secretarial, clerical and administrative support for assigned staff members. Individual is required to: operate independently in prioritizing own workload and that of others in determining how best to accomplish work objectives; be proactive in identifying, following through and resolving various issues; participate in special projects as required; and may delegate work to others.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: administrative and technical support to the team's essential functions including direct mail, phone call and email correspondences, special events, and donor relations; collecting, retrieving, and reporting fundraising data through the Raiser's Edge database and Microsoft Office Suite; possessing analytical skills to solve donor questions and concerns; the ability to solve complex problems quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines; and must be able to think independently within a cohesive team structure. At times, the Administrative Specialist may help provide supervision for student Phonathon callers and other Development Office student workers.
Qualified candidate must possess a High School diploma or equivalent with 4-6 years of related work experience preferred. Additional requirements included: effective communication and interpersonal skills; working knowledge of standard office equipment; computer proficiency with an emphasis on word processing, spreadsheet management, mail merge ability, and data management skills (Microsoft Office Suite programs, such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint); effective problem-solving skills and the ability to operate independently, prioritize and organize own work schedule, multi-task, and meet established deadlines; excellent typing, keyboarding, recordkeeping, and organization skills; and the ability to delegate work responsibly to others, monitor the work of others, and provide ongoing guidance, and leadership to others.
Preferred qualifications include: Associate's or Bachelor's degree with 4-6 years of related work experience and 3-5 years of fundraising or development experience in a university, college, private institution, or non-profit setting, or transferable skills and experience. Additional skills include: strong written and verbal communication skills and experience with Raiser's Edge software.
About Rider University:
The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.
Rider University has once again been included as one of the nation's best universities by US News & World Report 2019 and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category at number 35. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its
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About Rider University
"As a learner-centered University dedicated to the education of the whole student, Rider provides students the intellectual resources and breadth of student life opportunities of a comprehensive university with the personal attention and close student-faculty interactions of a liberal arts college.Through a commitment to high quality teaching, scholarship and experiential opportunities, faculty on both campuses provide undergraduate and graduate students rigorous and relevant programs of study to expand their intellectual, cultural and personal horizons and develop their leadership skills. Our highly regarded programs in the arts, social sciences, sciences, music, business and education challenge students to become active learners who can acquire, interpret, communicate and apply knowledge within and across disciplines to foster the integrative thinking required in a complex and rapidly changing world."