The Gift Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely
processing and reporting of all central development financial data,
primarily related to gifts and pledges. In addition, the Specialist
assists with gift processing system set-up and may participate in
related informational training sessions for other development and
alumni relations staff.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- The Gift Specialist reports directly to the Assistant Director,
- The Gift Specialist interacts directly with team members in the
Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the Finance Office, and
the WAMU 88.5 American University radio station as requested.
Required Education and Experience
- Full Time
- Associate B
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- 2 years of experience with, and knowledge of, working with a
- Spreadsheet, data entry, and word processing proficiency;
- Excellent organizational skills, and ability to meet
- Meticulous manner and strict attention to detail;
- Ability to identify and articulate software problems and
communicate those to the appropriate staff;
- A positive and collaborative professional philosophy,
recognizing that the functions of this role are integral to the
achievement of the division’s development and alumni relations
goals and objectives;
- Interest in fundraising and alumni relations priorities, best
practices, basic industry vocabulary, and general operations;
- Must understand the technical implications of his/her work on
the division’s mission;
- Unquestionable discretion and ability to process confidential
information in a timely, accurate, and professional manner;
- Ability to work successfully with persons from diverse
- Maturity, sound judgment, and ability to handle multiple tasks
simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment.
- This position may require occasional evening and weekend work
for time-sensitive projects and participation in scheduled
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
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