Job Description Summary: The student will assist in all aspects of the Development Office; processing and tracking donor gifts, scheduling appointments for Director of Development, answering the phone, updating spreadsheets and filing, miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Candidates must exhibit the ability to deliver exceptional customer service. Candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational skills. Candidates must display excellent written and oral communication skill.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous work experience in customer service. Previous courses in communication/business related classes. Strong comprehension of Microsoft including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Other Information: Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepare transmittal forms for Business Office for gift entry. Maintain Endowment listing and contact information for donors. Prepare weekly thank you letters for gifts received. Maintain up to date information regarding Foundation Board Members. Assist in preparation and breakdown of Foundation Room before and after Foundation meetings. When assigned, answer questions and direct campus visitors (i.e, donors). Maintain supplies and equipment for the Development office and Foundation Room. Answer phone in Development office. Basic knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Data entry in Banner, Microsoft Excel, etc. Create file documents, scan and save file documents as necessary. Assist in organizing events, including but not limited to: Foundation Board Meetings, Foundation Committee Meetings, Fundraising Events, Alumni Events, etc. Assist in scheduling appointments and tasks for Director of Development. The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.
Special Instructions to Applicants: You must be enrolled at the College on a full-time or part-time basis (minimum of 6 credit hours during fall and spring semesters and 3 credit hours during the summer semester); contact hours will not be used to meet the 6 credit hour minimum. High-school students who are dual enrolled are eligible for student employment. You must also meet the credit hour requirement. OR You must be enrolled or continuing your education with a four-year College partner, on the campus of SMC, and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours and at least 1 SMC credit hour during the fall and spring semesters and 3 credit hours and at least 1 SMC credit hour during the summer semester. All student employees must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for student employment.
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