Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing the application, you will need the following documents to upload.
The advancement officer is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual fund gifts to support the funding priorities of Lindenwood University.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Leads, plans and attends events at the president’s residence as well as all functions associated with alumni and advancement
Coordinates endowed scholarships with appropriate offices to ensure endowed scholarships are properly awarded and donors are notified of recipients
Supports all capital campaign initiatives, including management of naming opportunities process
Contacts alumni and university friends quarterly via mail to encourage donations to the university’s annual fund
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with staff, colleagues, students and the community
Communication, Collaboration and Teamwork
Prints materials, collects RSVPs, orders gifts and communicates with stakeholders for events
Planning, Organizing and Accountability
Coordinates mailings to remind donors and alumni of Lindenwood Legends items for purchase
Initiative, Problem Solving and Decision Making
Manages the annual fund
Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience with non-profit fundraising and event coordination
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to effectively organize and prioritize tasks
Strong professional integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
General knowledge of accounting principles and best practices in gift management
Ability to use good judgment and think critically
Knowledge of general office software
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office setting
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Adequately mobile to greet donors and alumni and provide campus tours
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.