Annual Giving and Advancement Coordinator

Create immediate and life-changing student impact through the Goshen College Fund! 
The Goshen College Annual Fund and Advancement Coordinator plays a vital role in encouraging generous and passionate gifts that support scholarships, academic excellence, and student success through the Goshen College Fund. With direction from the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and as a member of a close-knit vision and mission driven Advancement team with a strong demonstrated commitment to the core values of Goshen College, there is ample opportunity for creativity, participation, and influence in the annual Advancement Office events and activities.
  • Engage with GC alumni and friends through strategic and collaborative quarterly written solicitations.
  • Manage the student phonathon team by segmenting solicitations with well crafted messages of how each gift and every donor makes a difference.
  • Keep the GC Fund message fresh on the website, and host online advancement events with the Communications and Marketing team, like Giving Tuesday in the fall, and GC Day in the spring.
  • Steward scholarship gifts, meet with the Maple Leafs Athletic Club Council, give counsel for the senior class gift, and engage with current and retired employees about their own philanthropic goals.
Goshen College seeks an  Annual Fund and Advancement Coordinator that is creative, outgoing, and self-motivated, a good communicator who enjoys achieving common goals, and a person of honest faith and integrity. A BA, working knowledge of MS Office suite products, and strong writing skills are expected, as is the ability to grow proficiency in GC’s customer relationship management software. Enjoy interest, meaning, and fulfillment in this full-time salaried position.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred, or previous supervisory experience.  One year of supervisory experience in a field such as customer relations or sales would be considered a plus.

A strong demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the Mission and Core Values of Goshen College is essential.  In addition, this person must exhibit personal integrity, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team as well as interdepartmentally, strong written and oral communication skills, ability to manage students. Other skills and attributes important for this role include being creative/innovative, flexible/adaptable, self-motivated, productive, organized, positive and energetic.  A demonstrated familiarity or capability to learn the use of database management and phonathon software, as well as the ability to analyze data is crucial in this role. Finally, a commitment to keep personal and financial information about donors and prospective donors strictly confidential is absolutely essential.

Candidates must be committed to the community standards, mission and core values of Goshen College.

About Goshen College:

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at goodofgoshen.com.

How to Apply:

If you are applying through Indeed or another search engine, please make sure to go to www.goshen.edu/employment to apply.

Please be sure to provide all required materials noted below, as incomplete applications may not be considered. Application materials may be attached to the Faculty Information Form or sent electronically to hr@goshen.edu.

Required:

  • Complete and submit the online Faculty Information Form
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • List of three professional references with contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors, and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

Human Resources
Goshen College
1700 S. Main Street
Goshen, IN 46526-4795

E-mail: hr@goshen.edu
Telephone: (574) 535-7111