Development Coordinator

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence:  sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities.  Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus.  Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.

To help support the work of the University we have an immediate opening for a Development Coordinator.  The Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Annual Giving.

This position will work closely with the Director of Annual Giving to carry out the annual solicitation strategy to achieve Annual Giving goals for Chatham. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for drafting appeal content to help the office reach yearly donor participation and dollar goals. The Development Coordinator will also manage all Phonathon solicitation strategies and recruit and train student employees.  The Coordinator will also administer development office processes, including pledge fulfillment and check logging functions as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Eligible candidates must have a strong writing background to assist the Director of Annual Giving with drafting appeal content to increase donor participation at all levels.
  • Coordinates student phonathon, hiring and managing student workers to reach annual dollar goals for the program.
  • Responsible for coordinating monthly pledge fulfillment process and for logging donation checks on a daily basis.
  • Support the Director of Annual Giving as well as other development teammates in other duties and projects as assigned to meet the goals of the Development office.
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required.


Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience with a track record in fundraising or a related field in sales and marketing, as well as a commitment to the value of higher education and the mission of an institution.

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.  To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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