Ithaca, New York

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. Cornell requires that all faculty and staff members, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination if vaccinated, immediately upon hire. Cornell University , a nationally ranked Ivy League institution, is looking for a Program Assistant to join the Alumni Affairs & Development division in the appealing city of Ithaca, NY. The Program Assistant reports to the Executive Director, Alumni Affairs and Development for Student Campus Life & Athletics and Physical Education, and provides program support for the Student & Campus Life Alumni Affairs and Development team. This team is responsible for raising more than $30M annually to support Cornell students, student athletes, and programs that directly impact the student experience. This role focuses on supporting the fundraising activity of the team and managing the stewardship processes that recognize gifts to Student & Campus Life program areas and athletic teams. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and technical skills along with an orientation towards customer service. Cornell provides exceptional benefits that include professional development, wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions, 12 holidays, employee education options, a retirement program, and Children's Tuition Assistance. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. Key Responsibilities Reporting and gift processing: regular report distribution to SCL units and affiliates, including coaches and teams. Field gift questions from SCL, Athletics, and AAD partners including complex inquiries. Create new gift accounts as needed. Stewardship support: manage weekly gift acknowledgment process in conjunction with University Donor Relations. Gather information for endowment reports and other high-level stewardship. Support individual stewardship in partnership with SCL leaders and coaches. Assist with student "thank a donor day" efforts. Fundraising support: assist team by running reports and entering prospect data into the database system to reflect development team activity and contacts. Maintaining prospect files, create briefings for donor meetings, and supporting prospect correspondence. Support broad-based fundraising efforts like crowdfunding, Giving Day, phonathons, texting, and email and mail appeals. Manage student workers, including hiring, training, and supervising their efforts. Qualifications Associate's degree and 4 to 6 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination High standards for their work products and attention to detail Strong technology acumen, including database skills Propensity to effectively collaborate in a high-performance environment Proactive approach and demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines Effective time-management skills and ability to work with multiple colleagues Proven ability to thrive in a collaborative and complex workplace Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Proficiency with and ability to learn new software platforms Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information and materials Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent Knowledge of Alumni Affairs and Development systems and processes Experience working in event planning, fundraising, program development, or related field Knowledge of fundraising principles and systems To be considered for this role please submit a resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted until October 2nd, 2021. University Job Title: AAD Program Assistant II Job Family: Alumni Affairs Development Level: E Pay Rate Type: Hourly Company: Endowed Contact Name: Seraphinah Qureshi Number of Openings: 1 Job Titles and Pay Ranges: To learn more about Cornell's non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator . The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria: Prior relevant work or industry experience. Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position. Unique applicable skills. Current Employees: If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell. Online Submission Guidelines : Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by "dragging and dropping" them into the dropbox or by using the "upload" icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu . For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 2021-09-09-07:00

Ithaca, New York

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