Coordinator, Gift Processing - Development and Alumni Relations Services
University of Delaware - Newark, DE

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Coordinator, Gift Processing - Development and Alumni Relations Services

Pay Grade: 28E

Application Deadline: January 22, 2013

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations engages donors, alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students in a lifelong relationship and fosters a tradition of philanthropy to strengthen the University’s legacy as one of the great public institutions of higher education in America.

Development and Alumni Relations Services invites applications for our Coordinator of Gift Processing position. Under the general direction of the Manager of Gift and Pledge Processing, the Coordinator of Gift Processing oversees all aspects of the Matching Gifts Program and Gift Agreements in order to leverage matching gift opportunities and coordinate the entire gift agreement process. The Coordinator identifies and pursues relationships with representatives at corporations and corporate foundations that make matching gifts to the University; manages and oversees the gift agreement process, including approval of all gift agreements, establishing and maintaining procedures and systems for monitoring processes and results achieved. The Coordinator oversees and executes complex administrative and financial activities related to alumni, donor, corporate, foundation giving, and gift record tracking and analyses; exercises a high level of independent judgment in monitoring and distributing data and documents for process integrity; maintains the highest standards of accuracy and confidentiality. The Coordinator will design and implement the gift compliance protocol, with particular attention and focus to the University’s top donors and endowed funds. This function will include establishing an annual compliance review of all named funds (endowed and restricted current use) to ensure that gifts are spent according to donor’s intent.

Qualifications:
Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s preferred, or equivalent course work in business administration, accounting or related field and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management and protocols. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data, and make independent decisions in keeping with the level of the position. Ability to communicate and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to apply advanced techniques in spreadsheet, database. Knowledge of matching gifts and matching gift program mechanics preferred. Familiarity with fundraising practices in Higher Education preferred. Familiarity with legal requirements related to gift commitments preferred. Knowledge of presentation software (e.g., MS Powerpoint) preferred.

When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document. Also, please remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online application.

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