Coordinator of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement

Payne Theological Seminary seeks applicants for the position of Coordinator of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement. Grant-funded, this is a 12-month, full-time position working closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement to coordinate daily operations for fundraising and student recruitment.

Job Overview:

As a member of the Institutional Advancement team, the Coordinator of Annual Giving/Alumni Engagement will work with the Director of Institutional Advancement to help establish an annual fund and organize alumni engagement opportunities. The Coordinator will contribute to the overall fundraising campaign for Payne Theological Seminary. The effective coordination, analysis, and evaluation of alumni relations will help bridge efforts between fundraising and student recruitment. The Coordinator will contribute to the implementation and management of direct marketing for Institutional Advancement, which involves event planning and database management.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • • Develop partnerships with community-based organizations to meet institutional goals

  • • Manage and grow annual giving

  • • Assist with marketing campaigns to ensure maximum impact on all media outlets

  • • Assist with maintaining the donor database

  • • Assist with organizing and implementing donor-related events and campaigns

  • • Recruit Master's and Doctoral students for online distance education

Minimum Qualifications:

  • • A Bachelor’s Degree

  • • Two years of experience in higher education, fundraising, student recruitment, sales, or related field

  • • Progressive professional experiences working in teams within a complex organization and experience serving diverse populations

  • • Self-motivating, self-starting, able to work independently and remotely while maintaining a high level of productivity and professionalism

  • • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with institutional stakeholders

  • • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and decision-making skills

  • • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • • Computer proficiency, including administrative software, reporting tools, and communication software

  • • Legal Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • • Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Business Administration, Non-Profit Management, or related

  • • The preferred candidate will demonstrate a career interest in development, annual giving, and recruitment, with a commitment to professional   development and a willingness to learn and grow in the field

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply please submit as attachments a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references at The subject should read “Coordinator of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement.”

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. Equal Opportunity Employers.