The Senior Administrative Coordinator for the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) supports the LMU staff who conduct foundation and corporate fundraising for the university. The position, which reports to the CFR Executive Director, is an integral member of the CFR team and assists in tasks and activities related to LMU's pursuit of corporate and foundation grants and gifts, including scholarships, programs, endowments, projects, capital projects, and more. The position will assist in creating and maintaining a professional office environment that promotes efficiency and supports CFR's development goals and daily operations.
Typically a bachelor's degree in any academic field, and/or coursework in business management, budget management, computer science, project or grants management, database maintenance, or related fields preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of advances in grants database systems and electronic grants administration.
Minimum of 4 years of related administrative and work experience, preferably in a professional office or university setting, with experience in progressively responsible positions.
Familiarity with prospect research sources, such as Foundation Directory and Guidestar preferred.
Demonstrated abilities in a variety of competencies required, including:
Extraordinary attention to detail.
Exemplary, demonstrated Project Management skills, with experience using some form of project management software would be extremely valuable.
Ability to think through vary steps of any departmental process, and proactively suggest related task, deliverables, and timelines.
Commitment to excellence and ownership of producing high quality work product in support of team efforts. Keeps job knowledge current.
Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with faculty and staff from a diverse set of disciplines and backgrounds.
Highly developed donor/customer service skills.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize, managing multiple projects and shifting priorities in a deadline-driven environment.
Excellent analytical thinking and decision-making. Ability to simplify and address complex processes and issues.
Ability to analyze, organize and execute day-to-day operations, including managing a work study student and delegating tasks as needed.
Demonstrated initiative and interest in the field of fundraising and philanthropy through taking on new responsibilities.
Understanding of duties and responsibilities, and university mission/values.
Demonstrated computer competency and proficiency in the use of common office software, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required. Additional proficiency in Adobe Acrobat Professional Suite preferred.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.