Development Office Assistant

Job description

Development Office Assistant


The Development Office Assistant performs diversified duties that include office management, executive assistant support for the Development Office along with clerical and organizational support for the various Development Office internal constituents.


The Development Office Assistant reports to the Executive Director of Development.


· Serve as host for development visitors

· Assist with scheduling meetings for EDOD, Development Officers

· Purchase card reconciliation

· Correspondence of donor birthday and anniversary cards

· Proof various development correspondence

· Prepare needed work orders

· Maintain Development Office budget for EDOD and DOD’s

· Provide support with special projects and Development related special events

· Assist with travel arrangements for the EDOD and Development Officers

· Basic understanding of how to utilize the donor tracking system

· Assist with database management through scanning and organization of records

· Backup for calendar attendance tracking

· Assist with tracking the concept paper fundraising process (documentation, data storage, contact reports)

· Assist with Planned Giving efforts


According to Indiana Wesleyan University’s employment policy, all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


·3-5 years of experience in an office setting managing data and reports.

Required Skills

· Proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel

· Passion for Indiana Wesleyan’s world-changing mission.

· Effective interpersonal, organizational, writing, and research skills.

· Strong understanding confidential nature of donors and donor information

· Ownership mentality, with the persistence to independently see tasks through to completion.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University. It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.

As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Posted: 9/18/2020
Application Due: 12/17/2020
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