Assistant Director of Advancement Programs

Carthage College
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Nov 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Assistant Director of Advancement Programs

Join the team at our beautiful lakefront campus!

Job Summary:

Carthage College invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Advancement Programs to work within the Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) to plan and expertly execute the College's donor engagement programs and assist with college-wide events.

The Assistant Director works with and takes strategic direction from senior staff to develop and implement programs that foster and nurture lasting relationships between Carthage College and its donors and to steward gifts such as endowed funds, campaign gifts, principle gifts, and gifts from major donors. Aspects of these programs include prospect development, communications, fundraising volunteer management, basic research and data analysis, and gift recognition. The successful candidate will engage/coordinate student workers in executing any of the above responsibilities and will manage all logistical details for donor relations events.

This position reports to the Director of Advancement Programs.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent significant related experience required
  • Minimum of three years higher education experience preferred
  • Demonstrated success with special event and project management; strong organizational and time-management skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Strong computer skills in spreadsheets, word processing, and relational databases
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume, and confidential service environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed for occasional special events, and occasional travel (approximately 5%)

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file to the Resume Upload section, including a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references.  For best consideration, applications should be received by November 6, 2018.

About Carthage:

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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