Available Immediately Full-Time, Exempt Washington, DC
The CCCU seeks a professional who has a passion for Christian higher education and experience in being a detail-oriented self-starter and project manager. This colleague will have strong written communication skills. Successful candidates will be excited about research and the opportunity to utilize current data to increase fundraising effectiveness. This position supports the work in the office of the president which includes the Director of Development. A preferred candidate will have experience in fundraising and development projects, with special attention to grant writing, but is not essential if other skills are strong.
Reporting to the Director of Development and the President, this colleague will also manage the important membership functions of the association. This colleague will ensure the systems and processes that support the work of the Director of Development are maintained and will work within the processes and systems that support the management of correspondence and scheduling of the president as needed. There is a high hospitality function connected with this position, and a gracious spirit will be essential to working with donors and friends of the CCCU. Because this area of the president’s office will connect with other areas of the CCCU such as communications, finance, experiential learning, IT, and government relations, being a team member capable of working and communicating effectively with a variety of personalities and work styles is essential.
Virtual Work Note: The CCCU is headquartered in Washington, DC. Due to COVID-19, all staff are currently working remotely and will continue remote work for the foreseeable future. Candidates must be able to work effectively in this virtual environment and be able to transition working from the CCCU’s DC office when the decision to discontinue full-time remote work is made.
Development & Grants Office Administration (~45%)
Assist the Director of Development with all fundraising projects and appeals, including maintaining accurate donor contact information, and tracking communications and donations
Assist the President and Director of Development in the planning and executing of special donor events
Conduct research for grant proposals or other fundraising related projects
Draft and prepare grant proposals and manage grant funded projects as assigned by the President and Director of Development
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the development office, including:
Preparing tax deductible receipts for the Director of Development’s signature
Coordinating on-site meetings
Updating information on the CCCU’s website regarding development and fundraising initiatives
Be responsible for partnering with the finance office regarding donations, receipts, dashboards, and records in the CRM and ensuring that the communication loop from the CCCU to the donor and the donor information to the President’s office is accurate and timely
Write reports to foundations and donors on a regular basis to maintain positive relationships
Prepare or edit any donor-related print materials or electronic newsletters
Research and maintain policies and practices consistent with standards in the field of fundraising and organizational development (i.e. updating or registering with states in which the CCCU solicits funds from donors)
President’s Office Administration (~45%)
Assist the President’s Executive Assistant in managing e-mail to the Office of the President
Manage, prepare, and coordinate mailings and shipment of materials for Presidential visits
Support the coordination and management of President’s meeting schedule
Manage the process of new president inauguration certificates and notes
Draft responses and prepare original correspondence for the President’s signature to various constituent groups such as commissioners, Board members, member presidents, etc.
Solicit quotes and images from constituents and members for use in publications
Coordinate and manage the membership recruitment, application, and retention process including but not limited to:
Respond to new member campus inquiries
Research new member campuses
Process new member campus applications
Create and sending welcome packets
Manage the annual Reaffirmation and Dues process
Collect and collate member statistics and data
Manage the Tuition Waiver Exchange Program
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Persons applying for the position should:
Have exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Be proficient in clerical skills such as filing, proofreading, typing, etc.
Be detail-oriented, highly organized, flexible, and willing to learn
Be able to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities
Excellent organization skills and ability to keep teams organized and on track
Experienced project manager, preferred
Have a strong understanding of databases and a variety of computer programs such as: Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Possess good judgment and ability to maintain high level of confidentiality especially related to working with the president
Be a team player, possessing a positive attitude and a good sense of humor
Applicants should apply through this posting and include the below requested items. Applications that do not include all the requested materials below will not be considered. First preference will be given to applicants who apply on or before May 21, but applications will be received until May 31. No paper applications or phone calls please.
Application should include:
Resume including a list of 4 references who can speak to the areas of your faith, character, and professional expertise. We will not contact without your prior approval. Note: Reference list should include phone and email and note their relationship to you
Statement of your Christian faith, noting how you your faith informs your work
Short writing sample (500 words or less)
About Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world. With campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and nearly 30 more from an additional 18 countries, CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. Most also have curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. The CCCU’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth. For more information about our organization, visit our website: www.cccu.org. Learn more about our GlobalEd programs at: www.cccuglobaled.com