Advancement Coordinator

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title: Advancement Coordinator  

Department: Advancement ​​​​​

Reports To: Vice President for University Relations​​​​

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements: Full-time, 40-plus hours a week with some nightsweekends, and travel required​​

Summary Description: The Advancement Coordinator assists in stakeholder identification and engagement strategies as well as coordinating and assisting in the management of events under the oversight of the University Relations department

Functional Description: 

1. As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are called to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.

2. Researching, identifying and proposing new relationships for the advancement of Carson-Newman, its mission, vision and values

3. Ongoing database development of potential new relationships to be fostered by director, making use of gift reports, social media, and various online resources for prospect identification. 

4. Assists in stewardship of existing C-N relationships

5. As part of the cultivation process, identifies prospect giving potential and projects that may align with their values/ability.

6. Monitors existing donor activity to identify opportunities for cultivation of major gifts and builds relationships with the University’s stakeholders.

7. Guards the reputation of the University, maintaining strict confidentiality in all University and donor matters and demonstrates the ability to use discretion in sharing information.

8. Coordinate the scheduling, planning, logistics and execution of events.

9. Other duties as requested    

Education:  Bachelor’s degree preferred

Experience: A minimum of one year preferred.

Required Skills:  

Excellent written and oral communication. Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds. Superior organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Basic working knowledge of Slate or similar CRM software.  

Physical Demands: Extended amounts of time sitting at a computer. Periodically working events that require standing for extended periods of time as well as lifting items in excess of 30 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job Reasonable accommodations will be made to assist individuals with disabilities in performance of these duties.

Time Requirements: Full-time, 40-plus hours a week with some nights, weekends.​​

General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.