The Office of Principal Gifts is dedicated to guiding the
University’s relationship-building efforts with prospective donors
having the capacity to contribute $1 million and more.
Principal Gifts has responsibility for the highest capacity
prospects (with giving capacities of $5M to $100M+) and actively
coordinates, guides, and supports the
cultivation-solicitation-stewardship activity conducted by the
University’s president, VP of University Relations and other vice
presidents, deans, senior development officers, and
volunteers. Currently, The Office of Principal Gifts seeks a
Coordinator to manage the daily operations of the office and manage
high-level tasks that serve to cultivate and steward donors and
prospects. The Principal Gifts Coordinator will report to
the Assistant Director of Development for Principal Gifts, provide
administrative support, and serve as the initial point of contact
for the office. They will coordinate meetings as well as
compile and prepare briefing materials for meetings, and assist the
team with donor entries, incoming requests, and ensuring the
confidentiality of information. In doing so, the Coordinator
will work with a variety of internal constituents and support
personnel throughout campus. In collaboration with the
Assistant Director and contacts within schools and units, they will
manage the outreach briefing process for the President, VP of
University Relations and the Provost. Through this
collaboration, they will ensure leadership is properly prepared for
all engagements with principal gift donors and prospects.
The Principal Gifts Coordinator must be a self-starter with
excellent organizational skills. They must be able to work
independently, be creative, and welcome professional
challenges. This person must be able to act with discretion
and handle confidential donor information appropriately. This
role requires the flexibility to work occasional evenings and
weekends, in order to respond to short deadlines and assist with
special events/projects and other campus activities.
(include licenses, certifications,
etc.): Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, education, and
training in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and
abilities required for full performance of the work of the job
class may be substituted for the education requirement on a
year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one
year of experience.
A minimum of three years of
experience working in an administrative role.
Substitution Experience Equivalency:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- 3 years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; OR
- 5 years of experience with an Associate’s Degree; OR
- 7 years of experience with a High School Diploma
- Excellent organizational, analytical and writing skills.
- Adept at multitasking and prioritizing in a fast-paced
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Proficiency with various software packages (such as Microsoft
Office-MS Excel, MS Word) and the ability to learn and become adept
with new technologies.
- Ability to understand and operate within standard procedures
and policies, and the ability to work both independently and as a
member of a team.
- Professional, collegial, and customer-friendly style.
Demonstrated excellence in customer service.
- Ability to work without constant direct supervision, utilizing
good judgment in prioritizing tasks and making decisions.
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with
discretion and tact.
- Ability to collaborate and interact effectively with both
external and internal audiences, and be able to build strong work
relationships in a complex environment.
- Strong editing, writing and research skills.
- Extremely motivated and highly reliable.