The Chapman Fund Development Assistant is a member of a team dedicated to achieving the institution's goals for unrestricted funds. The Assistant will provide daily administrative and project support for the Director of the Chapman Fund, the Chapman Fund team and the Chapman Fund Office. They will also assist with prospect management, donor stewardship activities and events.
A bachelor's degree with a minimum of one year's experience in providing administrative, operational, and financial support or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong organizational skills for planning, organizing, and implementing multiple projects, simultaneously, under tight deadlines, which include scheduling, calendaring and organizing logistics for meetings, travel, mail merges, special events and mailing.
Attention to detail.
Strong communication skills (oral and written) for a wide range projects and audience groups.
Strong editing skills with attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with flexibility and adaptability to changing deadlines and urgent priorities.
Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Ability to provide excellent customer service.
Attention to details.
Ability to prepare, monitor and reconcile budgets and expenses.
Ability to coordinate and work with students.
Computer skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Strong technical skills to learn and use enterprise systems and other databases needed for the position.
Strong analytical skills to assess and resolve problems.
Experience in marketing, communication strategies and branding concepts.
Knowledge and skill to assist in the development and design of collateral and other materials.
Knowledge of current communication tools, social media, deliver messages, and share news and information.
Experience in event management.
Experience in using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and/or Illustrator).
Experience in a higher educational setting or non-profit.
Experience in annual fundraising office
Working knowledge of Chapman University policies and procedures.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.