Job No: 497189 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: University Advancement / Alumni Relations
Do others seek your help with writing or proofreading? Do you enjoy handling multiple projects while making sure the details are accurate? Would you appreciate a 10-month schedule with summers off? University Advancement is seeking a Coordinator to support three teams within the Strategic Philanthropy (SP) area, responsible for fundraising activities. The Coordinator will manage a wide variety of projects and must be a strong communicator, multitasker, and know how to prioritize and work effectively with a hybrid team.
It is an especially exciting time to join Strategic Philanthropy as we exponentially grow our goals for our campaign.
In this role, you will work collaboratively to provide support for three Strategic Philanthropy directors and their teams: Offices of Prospect Research and Management; SP Programs, Education, & CFR; and Principal Gifts. You will use your organizational skills to manage multiple projects and tasks to provide effective and timely support services, and work in an environment where ideas for improvement are welcome and encouraged.
Document management and communication
Assist with creating and maintaining draft documents and provide proofreading and formatting support
Assist with grant application writing and related work for submission, tracking, and reporting as well as donor messaging and written outreach
Staff, event and training support
Coordinate and support the many moving pieces of meeting preparation and campus visits such as compiling information, communication, timely preparation and distribution of materials and logistical needs
Assist with logistical support for planning, scheduling, and execution of professional development and other SP training
Maintain electronic and physical inventory of leave-behind materials for development officers
Maintain working knowledge of tools such as Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
Assist with data retrieval, compilation, and analysis for recurring or assigned requests such as grant applications or other projects
We are looking for someone with:
High school diploma or equivalent
One or more years experience providing office support services OR a college degree
Demonstrates excellent writing skills
Demonstrates proficiency with the use of spreadsheets and electronic documents
Demonstrates knowledge of database and reporting functions
Who we are
University Advancement (UA) is here to advance the mission of Bucknell University by engaging the Bucknell community. It is only through the support of alumni, parents and friends - by opening doors to career opportunities, engaging others to join the conversation and community, and entrusting us with their philanthropic commitments - that we can further elevate Bucknell as a leader in undergraduate education.
Our team is dedicated to this mission and unified by five values:
Lead with Integrity
Embrace a Collaborative and Inclusive Spirit
Be Open and Receptive
Nurture Creativity and Innovation
Foster a Culture of Empowerment and Knowledge
These values also illustrate how we bring, as a division, the University's strategic plan to life and exercise our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion on a daily basis.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.