Advancement Officer

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JOB TITLE SUMMARY

Job Title: Advancement Officer

Division: Advancement and Communications

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Starting Salary: $46,286.00

Reports To: Assistant Vice President, Advancement

Positions Supervised: N/A

Special Instructions

Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing the application, you will need the following documents to upload.

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter


Job Summary

The advancement officer is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual fund gifts to support the funding priorities of Lindenwood University.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leads, plans and attends events at the president’s residence as well as all functions associated with alumni and advancement
  • Coordinates endowed scholarships with appropriate offices to ensure endowed scholarships are properly awarded and donors are notified of recipients
  • Supports all capital campaign initiatives, including management of naming opportunities process


Service Orientation

  • Contacts alumni and university friends quarterly via mail to encourage donations to the university’s annual fund
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with staff, colleagues, students and the community


Communication, Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Prints materials, collects RSVPs, orders gifts and communicates with stakeholders for events


Planning, Organizing and Accountability

  • Coordinates mailings to remind donors and alumni of Lindenwood Legends items for purchase


Initiative, Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Manages the annual fund


University Mission

  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence


Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with non-profit fundraising and event coordination


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize tasks
  • Strong professional integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • General knowledge of accounting principles and best practices in gift management
  • Ability to use good judgment and think critically
  • Knowledge of general office software
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software


Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office setting


Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
  • Adequately mobile to greet donors and alumni and provide campus tours


Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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