Position/Classification Title University Program Specialist
Classification Type SHRA
Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other emergencies: No
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or and equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Three years of related experience in Accounting, Gift Processing, or Advancement Operations with supervisory responsibilities or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly in oral and written form, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of constituents.
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
Required License or Certification
Primary Purpose of Position
This position provides oversight of the day-to-day operations involving the receiving, recording, and receipting of contributions to the university and its affiliated entities. This position requires knowledge of CASE Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines as well as Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations on charitable contributions to effectively and correctly research and answer customer questions as well as to manage the gift process. This position is also responsible for several Gift Services operations including oversight of pledge/commitment administration, the pledge reminder processes, gift receipting, and batch entry processes.
Position often serves as the process and procedural expert as it relates to gift recording and receipting. Position supervises a Gift Coordinator, as well as temporary and student workers, as needed.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The mission of the Division of University Advancement is to support the University’s goals through the enhancement and management of private resources by expanding opportunities for engagement of diverse constituencies, increasing the University’s resources, and providing world class stewardship of private resources.
The Office of Advancement Operations gathers, organizes, manages and disseminates information to guide the sound and effective advancement and overall business decisions of the Division of University Advancement. They establish principles, adhere to guidelines and apply technical solutions to minimize risk, and maximize philanthropic investment, in the University.