Position Summary The Institutional Advancement Department at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) invites applicants for the full-time, benefit-eligible position of Gift Entry and Major Gifts Coordinator. As a member of the Institutional Advancement (IA) team, the Gift Entry and Major Gifts Coordinator is responsible for supporting the mission of the college by assisting the associate vice president (AVP) in the performance of her overall responsibilities, providing essential support to the work of the major and planned giving team. The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) is a liberal arts college for women located in the central lakes area of Minnesota. The campus is minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB is a Catholic college in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The college is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition. With a total enrollment of approximately 1600 students, CSB has a unique coordinate partnership with Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men. CSB and SJU are committed to the holistic transformational development of women and men within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about . CSB offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. Responsibilities The Gift Entry and Major Gifts Coordinator has complete responsibility for accurately recording and accounting for all charitable gifts received by Institutional Advancement and for all functions pertaining to the processing of those gifts. This position demands complete accuracy in data entry and management. The Gift Entry and Major Gifts Coordinator is responsible for providing accurate information in a timely manner and is cognizant of the day-to-day flow of information into and out of the Advancement Services Office. In addition, this position provides critically important support to the Major and Planned Gifts Team (MG Team), ensuring that deadlines are met, fundraising and campaign volunteers are appropriately supported, the gift officers’ calendars are well managed, and that planned giving marketing and administration is running smoothly and efficiently. The Gift Entry and Major Gifts Coordinator plays an important role in assisting the gift officers with portfolio management and donor engagement. RESPONSIBILITIES - Under direction of the Director of Advancement Services, the Gift Entry and Major Gifts Coordinator is responsible for timely and accurately processing all gift and pledges (checks, cash, credit cards, securities, bank drafts, gifts-in-kind, matching gifts and payroll deductions) from alumnae, friends, corporations and foundations based on college policies and procedures; assisting in updating and running reports for various offices, including the daily gifts log; creating, when appropriate, maintaining donor and gift records; and using knowledge of IRS guidelines regarding charitable contributions, internal gift processing guidelines, and the college’s gift acceptance policy, accurately record gifts (including checks, cash, credit cards, securities, bank drafts, real property, matching gifts, payroll deductions, bequest expectancies, and revocable and irrevocable trusts). - Provide administrative support for the MG Team, including such tasks as: calendaring and scheduling; making travel arrangements; coordinating fundraising plans, actions, and timelines; drafting and editing of correspondence and reports; receiving visitors to the IA office; preparation for and proper recording of all call reports for development calls; and coordinating logistics and preparing materials for all meetings and donor visits the gift officers attend or lead including minutes, reports, charts, graphs, presentations and memos. - Manage the college’s planned giving administration including: Legacy Society membership and stewardship; working with third-party consultants and vendors; facilitating the work of IA staff with attorneys and other estate representatives, the donor relations officer and college administration to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and college and/or investment policies; and, working with the AVP and Senior Leadership Giving Officer, implement marketing strategies for planned gifts. - Along with the VPIA, the AVP and the MG Team, develop, propose, and support implementation strategies for solicitation of major gifts across the College including: determining ongoing relationships with prospect/donor; recommending specific purpose and level of gift; identifying those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation; supporting solicitation efforts. - Provide support as needed to the Donor Relations Officer for the implementation of personalized and large-scale stewardship and cultivation strategies, including events, that strengthen long-term relationships with high level gift prospects and donors. - Provide backup support in the absence of the Executive Assistant for Institutional Advancement. - Hire, train and supervise student workers as needed to collaborate with others and work in a team environment. - Other duties as required. Qualifications REQUIRED: - Educational requirements: high school graduate with post-secondary education; college degree preferred. - Office experience required; experience with senior-level or executive management preferred. - Strong computer experience and skills in MS Office, specifically in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS Teams; preferably experience with fundraising databases or customer relationship management systems. - Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry and analysis. - Strong project management and planning skills; the ability to effectively manage multiple changing priorities. Willingness to take the initiative and to work proactively to ensure success. - Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a complex environment and build positive relationships with internal and external clientele. Ability to collaborate with team members in support of the vision and in achieving team goals. - High level of integrity and the ability to maintain confidential information with tact and discretion. - Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills, including excellent public relations skills in person and over the phone to project a positive image of the college and a commitment to providing excellent hospitality. - Ability and willingness to travel and to represent the College including evening and weekend events, as required. To Apply Applications are accepted online by clicking on " Apply ”. Candidates are asked to complete the application form and submit a letter of application and resume. If you require an accommodation to participate in The College of Saint Benedict hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (320) 363-5500 or employment@csbsju.edu . It is the policy of SJU to conduct a pre-employment background check. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Saint John’s also utilizes E-Verify as part of its onboarding process to confirm work authorization. The College of Saint Benedict is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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