Development Program Assistant

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organization:PSU School of Social Work/Graduate School of Education
position summary:

The Development Program Assistant is a member of the team raising funds for both the School of Social Work (SSW) and Graduate School of Education (GSE). The Development Assistant monitors program activities for compliance with applicable laws, rules, policies, and procedures. This position undertakes assigned projects from set-up to completion with minimal guidance.

Responsibilities Include:

Project lead for all SSW (and some GSE) donor cultivation opportunities including planning and execution of events such as donor celebrations, community lectures, Dean’s Circle receptions, and possibly reunions.Scholarship coordination: Maintains scholarship systems for Graduate School of Education. Supports SSW scholarship process. Oversees stewardship functions including thanking, recognizing and tracking of donor communications. Drafts letters and notes for the dean and development officers. Develops marketing pieces including e-newsletters, invitations, and brochures/fliers. Extent of involvement will vary between SSW and GSE and from project to project. Coordinates on-site tours, and individual solicitations/cultivation meetings. Builds plan with Central Development counterparts and GSE/SSW Cluster Development Team for all Annual Fund activities (TeleFund, Direct Mail, Email appeals, other projects) including setting goals, timelines, and project descriptions. Manages the GSE/SSW Cluster Development Team’s constituent contacts, proposals, and plans. Maintains information in donor database. Coordinates reporting needs for GSE/SSW Development Team. Conducts prospect research on resources such as foundations, corporations, and connected individuals. Participates in meetings with Development Team, creates agenda, tracks tasks and prepares departmental action list immediately following weekly meeting. Arranges individual and group meetings between internal and external stakeholders for deans and development officers.

Makes gift deposits and processes expenses against Foundation Accounts, including travel, reimbursement, accounts payable, and other financial documents. Runs financial reports on a regular basis.


The starting salary range for new employees is $13.23 to $15.61/hr, dependent upon qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package including fully paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or one dependent at any of the Oregon University System universities.

Review of applications begins immediately. Position will remain open for a minimum of two weeks.

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.23 to $15.61/hr, dependent upon qualifications and experience
Apply by:July 21, 2010
Required Skills and Abilities:Required/Minimum Qualifications/Skills Three years of office experience which included two years at full performance level and experience generating documents; and Lead work responsibility or coordination of office procedures. Good organizational and system skills and superbly detail-oriented. Clear command of English and strong communication skills, both written and oral. Significant experience with Word, Excel, Power Point, donor software and/or other CMR databases. Desktop publishing and basic website development a plus. Strong social networking knowledge a plus. Basic math skills needed to compute reimbursements. Experience/aptitude in use of networked personal computer to produce, file, retrieve and update documents using Microsoft Office software, ACCESS database software, and various E-mail programs. Ability to manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis. Ability to work closely and identify needs of the faculty and leadership from two schools and work in two locations.Collaborative style, basic common sense, and ability to work well as team member. Basic familiarity with business machines, including telephone, copy and fax machines. Ability to see connections, and take initiative to transfer information from one task to another. History of successfully managing projects within budget, with high quality outcomes. Strict confidentiality required; must sign confidentiality agreements. Previous Development and/or Higher Education experience. Knowledge of community and community leadership a plus. Must be able to successfully complete a background check.
Qualifications:Preferred Qualifications PSU Foundation One software Desktop publishing and basic website development Strong social networking knowledge.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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