The Office of Institutional Advancement at Tusculum College seeks a full-time Director of Advancement Services. This is a mid-level position whose function is to manage an electronic database of more than 30,000 records, oversee the system analysis of the database system, including gift policy administration, gift and data acceptance and entry, and user training and technical support services. The Director of Advancement Services leads the strategic process for prospect management. Other duties include: overseeing entry of data into Raiser’s Edge in a timely and accurate fashion, ensuring contact reports and tracking entries are completed in a timely and accurate fashion, ensuring the data integrity of all electronic information in the database, maintaining and enhancing the security of confidential data related to alumni and donors of the College, identifying prospective donors to the College, conducting and documenting prospect research, leading the receiving, recording and receipting all gifts and/or pledges, leading the submission and tracking of matching gift forms, importing data from other College systems as necessary, and leading the education and training in Raiser’s Edge and coordinate systems to better utilize the software. Must meet and be hospitable with alumni and friends of the College on- and off-campus. Assist with all areas of Institutional Advancement as assigned, including donor, alumni, and student events. Support efforts aimed at the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrate commitment and dedication to Tusculum College, its mission, programs and future aspirations of the College. The position does require some evening and weekend work.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Working knowledge of fund accounting required, as well as advanced computer skills in Excel, Word and donor databases. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus! A minimum of five years’ experience in database management and three years’ experience in fund raising preferred. Excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills, and enthusiasm and attention to detail are necessary as well as previous supervisory experience. Strong knowledge of Institutional Advancement and higher education fundraising preferred. Experience working with a non-profit organization, work-related experience in a higher education environment, or equivalent or similar experience in a business environment will be considered. Tusculum College graduates are highly encouraged to apply!
HOW TO APPLY:
Send a cover letter, current resume and three references to: Tusculum College, Human Resources, Attn: Coordinator of the Tusculum Fund Search, P.O. Box 5093, Greeneville, TN 37743, or email to: email@example.com. EOE/E-Verify
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States.