Student Assistant – Development

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Position Title:Student Assistant – Development Job Category:Student Department:Development - 7010620 Division:Advancement Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume, Student Detailed Class Schedule Position Statement:Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Serving nearly 13,000 students, GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology. Description:

The student assistant position in Development will assist the Development team with day-to-day tasks and special projects. Student should have the maturity to handle sensitive information and will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement upon hire.


  • Assist with campus fundraising efforts

  • Support alumni and fundraising events, including greeting guests, transporting guests on golf carts, event set up and clean up, creating nametags and event decorations. Events may require work during non-standard office hours (i.e. evenings and weekends).

  • Assist team members in scheduling on- and off-campus meetings and events

  • Support front office staff and provide reception coverage

  • Assist with assembling donor mailings and other in-house correspondence

  • Assist with crowdfunding campaigns and other online engagement efforts

  • Enter call reports into the database

  • Communicate with donors, potential donors, alumni, and others on the telephone

  • Interact with donors and other friends of GGC and positively represent the college

  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal for students who:

  • Are interested in learning about fundraising, events management, and/or nonprofit management

  • Enjoy interacting with others and meeting new people

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Must be enrolled in six (6) credit hours

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • 6 months to a year of event, office management, and/or fundraising experience and experience with database management

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills

  • Willingness to learn new skills to accomplish tasks

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Technical proficiency with social media and online communications platforms preferred

  • Must use independent judgment and critical thinking skills to react appropriately to a variety of needs within the department

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.


This position raises funds for both Georgia Gwinnett College and secondarily for the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Position Status:Part-Time FLSA:Non-exempt




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Posted: 1/16/2019
Application Due: 8/15/2019
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