Dunwoody College of Technology seeks a Development Associate as an integral part of the Institutional Advancement team. Reporting to the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, this position is responsible for supporting fundraising and alumni relations activities during Dunwoody’s current $50 million campaign, and assisting with prospect pipeline development to support our exciting future.
Primary Function The Development Associate coordinates and executes data-driven fundraising and donor engagement strategies through gift administration, database management, direct mail appeals, reporting/analysis, and prospect development. This position also contributes to planning and implementation of various fundraising events, initiatives, and communications.
Data services (80%)
Update database (Raiser’s Edge) with constituent and donor demographic and gift information
Contribute to advancement services deliverables including database maintenance projects, reporting and analysis, acknowledgement letters, and e-communications
Assist in the development of online giving and registration pages and process payments
Perform basic research on donors and prospects using web-search tools and databases
Maintain files, electronic and hard copy, according to policy
Additional advancement support (20%)
Prepare mailings, including mail-merge documents and direct mail packages
Provide assistance with special events preparation and guest support, e.g., invitations, name tags, programs, room setup, phone calls, on-site coordination, etc.
Serve as an ambassador for Institutional Advancement and the College, supporting our mission, providing additional administrative support as needed and performing other duties as assigned
Associates degree and minimum of two years of experience in a professional office environment, or equivalent
Proficient with Microsoft Office, database applications, and hard-copy file management
Excellent time management and organizational skills with strong attention to detail and follow-through
Adaptability and ability to work independently, prioritizing and taking initiative, as well as an invested member of our team
Creative and critical thinking, and understanding of how to handle confidential data
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
About Dunwoody College of Technology
Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, not-for-profit, endowed institution of higher education. It is one of the few institutions of its kind in the nation, and has been a champion of applied education throughout its history. Its mission is to provide students with a high-quality technical education that result in an immediate job and a fulfilling career.Located in the Lowry Hill neighborhood next to downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody College offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of technical fields. The College maintains strong ties to local business and industry and values a diverse faculty, support staff, and student body and their unique contributions to an inclusive Dunwoody community. As articulated by our founder William Hood Dunwoody, the College's vision is to provide "for all time" a place where people of diverse backgrounds receive learning opportunities that prepare them for "the better performance of life's duties."