The Development Assistant for the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations assists in the identification, cultivation and stewardship of donors and provides administrative support for all activities related to the director's responsibilities. The Development Assistant (DA) should have a base level understanding of higher education development concepts and strategies, and experience in database management, record keeping, and Internet research. The DA must demonstrate satisfactory business writing skills for drafting letters and correspondence related to outreach efforts. Will perform extensive research on corporate and foundation prospects, and track departmental metrics and activity with donors using spreadsheets. The DA will perform data entry as needed, as well as maintain hard files on current foundation and corporate donors. Schedules and coordinates logistics for travel, meetings and events and assists in cultivation and stewardship activities including tours, lunches and campus visits by prospective donor representatives. Perform other administrative duties as assigned.
This position is a part-time work assignment that is schedule to work 20 hours per week.
- A bachelor's degree with experience in providing administrative and operational support or an equivalent combination of education and experience - Understanding how to research across multiple platforms and organize data for easy analyzing and making sound assessments - Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with flexibility and adaptability to changing deadlines and urgent priorities - Ability to plan and prioritize multiple projects and complete them efficiently and in a timely manner - Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with others - Experience in calendaring, travel and meeting logistics, mail merges, and mailings - Knowledge and skill to assist in the coordination of the development and design of collateral and other materials between Corporate and Foundation Relations and Strategic Marketing and Communications - Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality - Excellent organizational skills and a results orientation - Ability to provide excellent customer service - Ability to monitor and reconcile budgets and expenses - Ability to coordinate and work with students - Attention to details - Computer skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications - Ability to gather and analyze data, updates records, manage data bases, budgets, supplies and inventory
- Experience in a higher educational setting or non-profit preferred - Has a working knowledge of Chapman University policies and procedures
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.
Internal Number: 19833
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.