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Alumni Relations and Gift Processing Coordinator, Penn LawJob Profile Title
Administrative CoordinatorJob Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished law schools. The School offers a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania. The resulting intellectual opportunities and professional relationships bridge traditional boundaries and disciplines, making the Law School an extraordinarily supportive academic community for its scholars and students alike.
Penn Law staff play a critical role in providing a world-class educational environment, supporting faculty, students, alumni, and fellow staff members in a collaborative and ambitious environment.
This is a dual report position under the supervision of the Director of Development Services and the Director of Alumni Engagement. The primary functions of this position are to process all gifts and pledges to LDAR and to provide support to the alumni relations team.Job Description
Alumni Communication and Data Management
Work with Communications and other Law School departments to create a schedule of email communications to alumni. Review and send communications per DAR policies. Compile and coordinate the regular release of information to the Penn Law alumni community through relevant social media platforms. Research and run reports as needed to identify alumni in specific regions and practice areas (among other search terms) as requested. Maintain Social Network sites with input from other LDAR staff. Maintain up-to-date contact information on all JD and LLM graduates as it is received through various outlets. Respond to alumni emails and voicemails, distributing messages appropriately. Assist with content for Law Alumni website.
Support the Director of Alumni Engagement, Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Assistant Director. Assist with planning and executing alumni relations events. This includes, but is not limited to, researching potential venues, reserving space, coordinating with third party vendors, creating initial drafts for marketing materials, creating registration sites, managing RSVPs, ordering/creating event-related supplies and promotional items, ensuring webpages are updated, and staffing events. Maintain a master event calendar and database for all events planned and implemented by the Law Development and Alumni Relations department. Calendars are to be shared with LDAR, the Law School (through the overall events calendar) and Central DAR as appropriate. Enter all alumni contacts including event attendance into the University Atlas database. Provide varied and complex support and assistance to all staff as necessary.
Ensure the proper receipt and tracking of all incoming gifts and pledges that arrive through LDAR including the completion of gift transmittals for processing, credit card information processing and scanning of gift paperwork for archives. Track long-term pledges and pledge payments for both restricted and unrestricted funds. Work with Stewardship team to sort and categorize gifts for appropriate recognition. Assist Stewardship team in drafting gift acknowledgment, birthday greeting, condolence and congratulatory letters, as needed. Create daily gift reports, verify proper processing, and submit gift adjustment requests as needed. Organize and manage all confidential financial records, including protecting credit card privacy. Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Development Services.
H.S. Diploma or GED Required, with 5-7 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience within a College or University setting preferred.
Strong organizational and planning skills with exceptional attention to detail
Adaptable, energetic, and articulate with a positive attitude
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to complete multiple, simultaneous tasks and prioritize to meet deadlines
Ability to work professionally with high profile speakers, academics, and attendees
Ability to staff events as needed (including occasional weekends)
Strong technology skills especially within the Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of Social Network sites, Cvent, and MailChimp a plus
Experience in producing high quality events a plus
*Cover letter and resume required to apply.Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
Law SchoolPay Range
$20.00 - $30.67
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Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
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Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
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