Development Coordinator

College Park, Maryland
Sep 05, 2019
Oct 10, 2019
Full Time

The Division of University Relations is hiring a Development Coordinator for the School of Public Policy.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for the programmatic coordination of fundraising activities such as stewardship and alumni relations events and for directing the administrative support functions for the Assistant Dean of External Relations and, at times, the Dean when involved in fundraising activities. This individual oversees the daily development activity of the Assistant Dean, including securing and scheduling internal and external appointments with donors/prospects. The individual prepares briefings for the Assistant Dean and Dean and finalizes itineraries for their travel, as necessary. They are also responsible for maintaining a special events calendar for the office and coordinating the involvement of the School’s faculty and staff.

The coordinator oversees the unit’s budget for events and other activities and tracks and manages the expenses and payments to internal and external contacts with the Assistant Dean. This individual also works directly with vendors, campus contacts, divisional colleagues, and other university administrators for the School’s alumni/donor events and activities.

The coordinator works with the donor database system and other university databases, prepares Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs), Letter of Agreement (LOAs), and acknowledgment letters. The individual works with Foundation Management to compile data and produce reports to monitor budgets and donations, to assist the Assistant Dean in tracking performance metrics and to detail the progress/impact of programs and initiatives. The coordinator understands and successfully follows all university policies.

The Development Coordinator may assist in identifying and recruiting efforts to increase relationships and participation of volunteers in the school’s Alumni Chapter and/or the Dean’s Advisory Council. This person, through personal outreach, organizes events and appropriate fundraising activities to engage and support volunteers. Working with the Assistant Dean, this individual will help to implement and coordinate activities designed to increase membership in the alumni chapter/dean’s advisory council, and involve individuals in networking/friend building activities that increase involvement with the School and help to provide support for the Alumni Chapter/Alumni Chapter Board and/or Dean’s Advisory Council.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the degree.

Substitution Experience Equivalency:

3 years of administrative experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years of administrative experience with an Associate Degree or 7 years of administrative experience with a High School Diploma or GED.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•High degree of attention to detail.
•Able to work with numbers and manage budgets.
•Collaborative and able to interact effectively with both external and internal audiences and capable of building strong work relationships in a complex environment.
•Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment, prioritize tasks, think proactively, and work independently, using good judgment and experience to make decisions.
•Able to utilize software to create and present documents, charts, graphs and spreadsheets.
•Ability to think independently, contribute as a problem solver, handle complex tasks while maintaining deadlines, be well organized and multitask, communicate clearly, have proficiency with various software packages (Microsoft Office, Google Suite).


Prior experience in fundraising/development environment is preferred.

Understanding of public policy is helpful.