This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year. The role is structured to run from the date of hire through June 30, 2023 with potential to renew.
About DU Advancement
In preparation for the most ambitious philanthropic campaign in the University’s history, the University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU’s remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision and prepare for a fundraising campaign with a bold and courageous goal.
The University of Denver and DU Advancement deeply value inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages, and includes the rich diversity of constituents. You can learn more about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver by visiting the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of inclusive, collaborative, inquisitive, innovative, ethical, and transparent advancement professionals who possess deep mutual respect for one another and for our shared profession.
About the Daniels College of Business
Founded in 1908, the Daniels College of Business is the eighth-oldest business school in the country and the most recognized college in the Rocky Mountain West. The College is ranked among the best of the world’s top business schools. Daniels has long served as a training ground for numerous, distinguished professionals and has assembled extraordinary resources – an innovative curriculum, a business-savvy faculty, a global network of alumni, and offers degrees with specialized courses and comprehensive learning experiences. Daniels faculty and staff are driven by the College’s foundation in ethical leadership and vision – “Pioneering business for the public good.”
The College includes nine schools and departments, ranging from finance, marketing, and accountancy to real estate, hospitality management, and business information and analytics, and is home to multiple innovative centers and programs, including Entrepreneurship@DU, the Bailey Program for Family Enterprise, the Sales Leadership Center (SLC), and the Consumer Insights and Business Innovation Center (CiBiC), among others.
Dean Vivek Choudhury came to DU in August 2019 from the George Washington University School of Business, where he had been serving as associate dean for strategic initiatives and professor of information systems and technology management. His research interests include management of offshored/outsourced IT projects, trust in electronic commerce, and knowledge management.
About the Opportunity
The Part-Time Coordinator provides high-level support for the fundraising and engagement efforts of the Daniels College of Business Advancement Team. The Coordinator will join a group of established fundraising professionals and help to ensure timely planning and execution of a variety of departmental activities, independently and in collaboration with partners in Advancement and Daniels.
The Coordinator will serve as a member of a dynamic, collaborative, and high-functioning team. The Coordinator must be able to prioritize many competing deadlines and timelines. Attention to detail, commitment to quality deliverables, and the ability to take initiative are essential to success in this position. The Coordinator must also be an efficient, professional, and diplomatic liaison to a variety of audiences including University leadership, campus faculty and staff, donors, corporate partners, parents, and other stakeholders.
The role is structured as a fellowship that will run from the date of hire through June 30, 2023, and is designed to support the development of recent DU graduates or current graduate students in their professional aspirations. The successful candidate can expect to gain valuable professional experience in the field of higher education advancement and alumni relations.
- Coordinate the timely execution of tasks related to gift acknowledgements, birthday and anniversary greetings, and individual impact reports for team members, board members, and donors.
- Provide support to staff that may include coordinating data requests, compiling prospect and donor data, managing vendor relationships, providing input on copy and design elements, proofreading, tracking budget and results, etc.
- Coordinate departmental communications and solicitations to various stakeholders; serve as critical support for DU’s annual giving day, 1Day4DU.
- Support the growth of the Daniels donor community by analyzing prospect and donor lists, identifying candidates for qualification, and conducting prospect, alumni, and parent outreach as needed.
- Coordinate staff meetings and events, which may include management of calendars, agendas and supporting materials, generate event and donor briefs for fundraisers and leadership, manage event logistics, etc.
- Coordinate purchase and distribution of DU-branded items to support events or stewardship opportunities in line with University standards.
- Other administrative duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Experience in a work setting using Outlook, Word and Excel.
- Exceptional attention to detail, high level of organization, and commitment to quality work.
- Highly ethical and able to maintain confidential information with discretion.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills that help foster and maintain effective relationships with colleagues, donors, alumni, parents, and volunteers.
- Adept at problem-solving, critical thinking, and using judgment in situations that require sensitivity and tact.
- Must manage time well, particularly while managing competing priorities.
- Proven ability to anticipate, recognize, and address threats to budget and deadlines.
- Willingness to take initiative, keep a positive attitude, and maintain a professional demeanor.
- Serve as a collaborative partner to all central and unit-based colleagues to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative advancement practices.
- Model “One DU” leadership.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- One year of professional administrative experience in a non-profit, sales, or education setting.
- Experience working at a University or non-profit in a fundraising or engagement capacity.
- Experience in donor or client management software such as Salesforce or Blackbaud.
- Experience working with collaboration/project management software such as Teams, Asana, etc.
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., some nights and weekends as required. Part-time 10-20 hours per week, as needed.
The hourly range for the position is $22.50 - $23.25.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) October 7, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Please include the following documents with your application:
2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.
All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.