The development coordinator will report to the Director of External Relations. The coordinator works closely with the director on all institutional fundraising events including, identification, cultivation, and stewardship of the university’s donors. With direction from the director, the coordinator will conduct research, draft proposals and letters for high-level special event solicitations. Oversees the mailings of the department; prepares solicitation materials, brochures and materials; manages event websites and oversees ticket sales. Directs volunteers at events. Attends development coordinator meetings and collaborates with coordinators across campus to encourage deans to attend the university’s special events. Performs data entry and runs reports from the donor database; manages department budgets; maintains the director’s calendar; makes travel arrangements and schedules meetings with potential donors. Provides leadership and support in the planning and execution of special events, corporate development and solicitations.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Strong organizational skills for planning, coordinating and implementing multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the university.
An understanding of higher education and the ability to build alliances, navigate challenges, think creatively, and work collaboratively are highly desirable. Strong communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive development materials.
Strong editing skills with attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and exercise discretion and judgment.
Commitment to customer service and working as a team with other advancement staff.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy and to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Strong computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, internet, and electronic mail software, preferably Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Ability to use standard office equipment, including multi-line phone system, copier, fax, and calculator.
Skill to prepare basic budgets and financial forms and reconcile expenses. Skill to perform arithmetic calculations such as add, subtract, multiply, divide and percentages.
Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
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: 20345
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.