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Whittier College is an independent, four-year Liberal Arts College distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a
nationally-recognized liberal arts program.Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse
student body.The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Whittier College invites applications for a Development Coordinator position in our Advancement Office.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.
Reports to: Sr. Director of Development & Alumni Programs
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Advancement
The Development Coordinator’s primary responsibilities fall into three categories:
Administrative support. Work with frontline fundraisers in support of critical programs and activities that will enable the department to
meet and/or exceed fundraising goals. Support responsibilities include handling various types of donor/prospect communication with a keen
judgment, conducting donor outreach as necessary, entering data into prospect management database, supporting research team as necessary,
fulfilling back office functions such as expense reporting and budget tracking.
2. Donor stewardship. Coordinate the department’s
stewardship activity. Responsibilities include producing stewardship reports for endowed accounts, creating stewardship collateral and
correspondence, executing the annual Scholarships and Fellowships Appreciation Luncheon, and producing acknowledgement letters for the Sr.
3. Events. Provide end-to-end support for the department’s event. Responsibilities include producing and mailing
invitations, maintaining RSVP lists, coordinating with vendors, managing event logistics, and staffing events as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Work with Sr. Director, Director and frontline fundraisers to support critical
tasks related to donor cultivation and stewardship.
2. Under the guidance of the Director of Development, coordinate and produce
stewardship reports for endowments, scholarships, capital projects and other campaigns.
3. Draft letters and other correspondence on
behalf of the Sr. Director of Development and other development officers.
4. Support for communication, events and stewardship
related to Whittier’s premier donor group, the John Greenleaf Whittier Society.
5. Coordinate successful fundraising events from
concept to execution. Key annual events include Scholarship Luncheon and Holiday Dinner.
6. Interact with donors in scheduling visits
for the Sr. Director of Development as requested.
7. Assist in organizing meetings, calendar appointments, travel and conference calls
for the Sr. Director and other development officers as needed.
8. Telephone support for the Office of Advancement.
for Office of Advancement mailing projects.
10. Budgeting support and reporting as requested.
11. Handle unforeseen, but
important tasks for frontline fundraising team as necessary, as well as other duties as assigned.
Non-essential Functions of the Job:
1. None Identified at this time.
Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an administrative
position, preferably in higher education or a similar environment. Varied writing background preferred, along with some experience in
prospect research. Candidates must possess outstanding communication skills strong analytical skills; ability to discern potential
interrelationships among issues and to synthesize information accurately; excellent judgment; ability to evaluate, organize, prioritize and
track complex issues. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail,
experience working with volunteers, and a creative and positive attitude toward the advancement of Whittier College. The ability to work
efficiently with minimum supervision, to deal with the public in a professional manner and to communicate clearly and accurately is
required. A professional appearance and demeanor are essential.
Knowledge and Education: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/work experience is preferred. Knowledge of fundraising and donor
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary
history to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of
race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information,
marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State
or Federal Law
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