The Program Assistant is a key member of the Advancement Services and Donor Relations teams. This is a dynamic role that assists with a variety of functions including, but not limited to, the support of donor relations and gift records communications, planning and support for meetings and events, assisting with the supervision of student staff, and overall support of the Advancement Services and Donor Relations teams. The position reports to the Senior Director of Advancement Services.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Length Of Experience:
2-4 years experience in an office environment
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain a professional and welcoming office environment as part of the Advancement Services and Donor Relations teams, this includes welcoming visitors, answering calls and directing specific requests to the appropriate office or staff
Carefully prepare, review and edit various types of communications
Enter and update information in the Raiser's Edge as projects require
Assist with the planning and execution of donor relations and Presidential events (limited weekend and evening hours may be required)
Assist with the preparation of stewardship and presentation materials for major donors
Assist with the tracking and distribution of Gift Agreements
Provide collaborative supervision for student staff members
Maintain calendars for professional staff members and schedule appointments as needed
Assist in the management of departmental budgets; monitor and reconcile expenses
Process purchase, work, print, and catering orders; maintain financial records
Manage procurement card expenses and allocations for the Advancement Services and Donor Relations teams
Assist with event and travel plans
Prepare check requests and purchase orders
Participate, as needed, in special department projects
Attend and participate in staff development opportunities
Other duties as assigned
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.