Advancement Gift and Data Assistant

Concordia University Ann Arbor
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Concordia is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and in the world.

Position Summary

Position is responsible for gift data and details of the gift processing program, as well as reports and data lists to support Office of Advancement operations, particularly at the CUW campus. This position requires a detail- oriented individual with proficiency in performing complex tasks and the capacity to exercise good judgment in accordance with a broad set of policies and procedures.

Advancement Gift and Data Assistant reports and works closely and collaboratively with the Senior Director of Advancement Services and the Vice President of Advancement. Position also works closely with the Advancement Lead Gift and Training Coordinator.


  • Ensure accurate entry of gifts, pledges, and pledge payments of all transaction types in the database
  • Analyze gift data and prepare various standard and ad hoc reports of giving data
  • Provide receipts and acknowledgements to donors in compliance with IRS regulations and university policy
  • Interact with various offices within the University, as well as outside constituents, on all gift-related matters.
  • Stay up-to-date of legal or other related changes impacting charitable donations and make recommendations for procedural improvement and compliance
  • Assist Advancement and Alumni directors with e-communications by maintaining data lists within software
  • Assist with general office responsibilities (ie, answering the telephone, greeting guests, event preparations, etc.)
  • Establish and maintain procedural documentation for all functions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to handle cash/checks, reconcile deposits and post to accounts
  • Knowledge and skill in advanced computer use, to include Microsoft Office with proficiency in MS Excel
  • Knowledge and skill in written and verbal communication
  • Willingness to learn, take initiative, and follow directions while maintaining a positive, cooperative, and flexible attitude in working with co-workers and constituents
  • Able to deal with interruptions and work in a fast-paced office environment
  • Excellent problem solving and resolution skills
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure of time constraints
  • Demonstrate accountability for work accuracy and attention to detail
  • Show sensitivity and respect for confidential information
  • Education and Experience

    Prefer a bachelor's degree and/or experience that relates directly to administrative support, data systems, and cash handling. This individual must have an appreciation for the mission and purpose of Concordia as a comprehensive university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

    Compensation and Benefits

    This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position. The starting wage may be determined upon education and/or experience. Concordia University benefit options include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Personal Spending Account, Flexible Spending Account, and/or Health Savings Account
  • Disability and Survivor Plan
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
  • Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Tuition waiver benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)
  • Compensation and Benefit Details

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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    It is the policy of CU to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

    The University will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, gender, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    However, CU is an institution of the LCMS and, to the extent allowed by law, CU reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion. In addition, preference in holding certain employment positions is given to ordained or rostered ministers of the LCMS. Based on a religious tenet, CU recognizes only male, LCMS ordained Ministers of the Gospel, but recognizes both male and female LCMS Rostered Ministers of the Gospel.

    The Human Resources Department has been appointed to manage the equal employment opportunity program, including all equal employment opportunity activities, as required by federal, state and local agencies. If any employee or applicant for employment believes this policy has been violated, he/she must contact the Director of Human Resources.

    Concordia University is a HLC accredited, co-educational, liberal arts school offering more than 70 undergraduate majors, over 40 master's degree programs, and 4 doctoral programs. There are also a variety of accelerated evening and e-learning programs.

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