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Development Coordinator, Smith School of Business

University of Maryland at College Park
College Park, Maryland
mid 50,000s to high 60,000s
Start date
Aug 30, 2023

Job Details

The Development Coordinator is responsible for the operational and fundraising activities in the Smith School of Business including, but not limited to, the administrative functions for the front-line fundraising team, Chief Development Officer (CDO), Donor Relations/Stewardship, and alumni relations activities. This position collaborates on the daily activity of the CDO, including scheduling, preparing briefings, maintaining a special events calendar for the office, and coordinating the involvement of faculty and staff in cultivation activities. The Development Coordinator, with the CDO, oversees the unit’s events budget and tracks expenses and payments.

The Development Coordinator works with the Advancement Services database, the BlackBaud Fundraising Performance Management platform and other university databases. They will produce reports to help monitor budgets and donations to assist the CDO in tracking performance metrics and to detail the progress of programs and initiatives. They participate in the preparation of cultivation/stewardship materials including donor acknowledgements, email newsletters and have responsibility for providing constituent data to issue event invitations. They are also responsible for assuring completion of contact reports and follow-up for further donor cultivation.

The Development Coordinator works with the offices of alumni relations, prospect research, experiential learning and career services to identify donors for the pipeline and actively contribute to the annual development plan for the Smith School. They are responsible for respecting confidentiality of alumni and donor records and they will understand and follow all university policies.

Attendance at events during and after regular office hours and weekends may be necessary. Limited travel, primarily in the College Park area, is necessary.


Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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