Development Coordinator (hybrid)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

Are you a master wordsmith with a flair for fundraising? Put your skills to work at Champlain College! As the annual giving and stewardship coordinator you will be charged with orchestrating a symphony of donor appreciation, enhancing loyalty, and helping our institutional priorities shine!

The Development Coordinator, in collaboration with the Associate Director of Annual Giving and Engagement and other Advancement colleagues, is responsible for writing and managing a comprehensive program designed to increase unrestricted current use support for Champlain College and its institutional priorities and improve donor retention and loyalty.  This individual will execute an integrated and collaborative plan to expand the College's donor base and increase the level of support through consistent and sustainable philanthropy with an eye toward strengthening our donor pipeline and elevating donors to the leadership/major gift level.  Furthermore, this position will write and implement a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies including direct response, email, phone, text, crowdfunding, social media, and special giving campaigns (i.e.Giving Tuesday and Giving Day) all focused on shaping a sustainable and growing tradition of annual, current-use support (i.e. The Champlain Fund). This position is campus-based with flexibility for some remote remote work. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Annual Giving and Engagement, implement a comprehensive, year-long annual giving solicitation strategy, including direct mail, email, phone, text, crowdfunding, social media, personal visitation, and volunteer engagement with the goal of building a sustainable tradition of current use support with year-over-year increased current use/unrestricted dollars and improved donor retention.
  • Manage stewardship opportunities for Institutional Advancement with an eye toward elevating the reputation of the college and key staff. Develop and update stewardship materials for all donors, collaborating with the Leadership Giving team and other colleagues for major/principal gift donors.
  •  Work with the Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations to manage Senior Class Gift, campus crowdfunding efforts, and volunteer groups who assist with annual giving efforts.


  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Products (Raiser's Edge, RENXT, NetCommunity, Peer to Peer Fundraising) helpful but not required.
  • Previous experience writing and creating content required.
  • Experience with social media management preferred.
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Additional Information:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

Application Instructions:

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

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