University of Denver | Community Giving & Marketing Coordinator – DU Advancement


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January 29, 2019


The University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU’s remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of collaborative, curious, results-oriented, and mission-driven advancement professionals who value inclusivity and who possess a deep respect for one another and for our shared profession.

Position Summary

The University of Denver seeks applications for the position of Community Giving and Marketing Coordinator. This is a unique opportunity for a talented professional to join a dynamic, growing and purposeful enterprise united around a compelling mission charted by Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and Vice Chancellor for Advancement Armin Afsahi.

The Community Giving and Marketing Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Lead Marketing & Community Activation within the Creative Engagement team. This position will support three key areas:

Conversion - supporting all Creative Engagement Lead Marketing and Community Activation programs with their lead conversion needs including those related to multi-channel giving campaigns, giving days, telephone, and stewardship.
Program Coordination - assisting with and monitoring website/landing page content, facilitating communications and timelines for digital philanthropy campaigns (including crowdfunding projects where needed), trafficking ad hoc projects, supporting channel strategy and meeting campus/internal-requests, may include vendor management.
Reporting & Analytics - facilitating regular monthly reporting for the Advancement team and our campus partners, and collaborating with team members to meet team and University goals.

The Coordinator will support strong partnerships with on-campus stakeholders, vendors and others. This employee must be able to multi-task successfully and plan their work well, as they may often encounter competing timelines and deadlines.

Essential Functions

Program Support:

Supports the operational aspects of the Lead Marketing and Community Activation team, as part of the larger Creative Engagement function, including planning, executing and measuring integrated multi-channel conversion campaigns, day of giving planning and support, campus community campaigns, and working with the Director to ensure key deadlines are met. Creates regular reporting for the Director to measure key performance indicators.
Coordinates the day-to-day interaction with the student call center including data coordination.
Collaborates with the Lead Marketing and Community Activation team on innovative peer-to-peer giving projects and programs. Assists in coordinating with internal and external vendors and with unit-based engagement officers, fundraisers and others, as needed for lead marketing and community activation campaigns.

Team Support:

Assist in project/task management tracking and trafficking across internal team, vendor, and campus partners.
Develop weekly updates based on emerging trends, best in class case studies, new technologies, and creative marketing campaigns.
Consistently seek efficiencies and recommend solutions.

University Citizenship

Serve as an active and collaborative partner to all central and unit-based advancement functions and campus colleagues to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative fundraising practices.
Model “One DU” leadership.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Outstanding attention to detail and commitment to quality.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and organizational skills.
Results oriented with eye for insightful data points and data storytelling.
Commitment to creativity and thinking outside the box to increase the impact of the donor experience.
An understanding and attitude of customer service; ability to be very flexible and adapt to change.
Must be able to manage time well, particularly while managing competing priorities.
Must be able to work independently and as a part of a group.
Willingness to take initiative, keep a positive attitude, and maintain a professional demeanor.
Adept at problem-solving, critical thinking, and using judgment in situations that that require sensitivity and tact.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
1 year of professional experience in account management/project management
Experience with fundraising or sales, including annual giving, alumni relations, stewardship, and/or donor recognition.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.
3 year of professional experience, preferably in an agency or corporate setting

Additional Information

From January to June of 2015, we engaged over 2,500 members of the DU community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—as well as business and civic leaders in the Denver metro area, to learn more from each other about how DU can best fulfill its mission in a fast-changing world. Afterwards, we created a draft strategic plan based on hundreds of conversations, approximately 1,000 pages of notes, and research from around the country. Learn more about our strategic planning process, “Imagine DU,” and review our draft strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025.

The University highly values inclusive excellence, recognizing that our success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of constituents in all we do. Discover our vision and learn about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence.

DU is situated in the heart of the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region and home to nearly 27 million people. Learn more about Denver and find out about the many neighborhoods in the Denver Metro area.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 29, 2019

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

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The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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