The Division of Development and College Relations seeks a motivated and collaborative Development Technology Specialist III, to provide specialized support for multiple teams in the division. The Development Support Specialist will support both the Donor Relations and Stewardship Team and the Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations Team. Refined organizational skills are essential to the Development Technology Specialist position, as the individual must handle and prioritize multiple tasks and requests for information.  This is a full-time, union position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with designated teams to support their efforts in managing external communications via phone and email as well as scheduling internal and external meetings with various constituents, including donors, prospects, parents, alumni and others.
  • Research, gather, and prepare information for grant applications and reports.
  • Assist with event planning and execution coordination including reserving space, coordinating menus, developing invitations, etc.
  • Work with campus partners and academic departments to maintain an up-to- date print and digital library of impact materials, annual reports, and other documents/brochures. Work with print and mail vendors to successfully deliver projects.
  • Prepare general correspondence, meeting minutes, acknowledgment letters, and legal documents using Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications.
  • Coordinate and enter information for donors and other relationships in the College’s Ellucian customer service management (CRM) system.
  • Create, prepare, and distribute reports and lists using data from Ellucian CRM.
  • Schedule meetings and make travel arrangements as needed; maintain calendars for directors and departments; maintain and reconcile purchasing credit card information; handle check requests and purchase orders as requested for supported offices.
  • Assist Advancement Services with gift entry during busy times.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree required or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working in an office environment, demonstrating a high standard of excellence, accuracy, and consistency.
  • Microsoft Office Suite -high-level experience in Word (mail merge) and Excel (filtering, sorting, vlookup).
  • Knowledge of Google suite, including the ability to share documents and sheets. Knowledge of Google Sites preferred.
  • Ability to work in a team, as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage time and tasks efficiently, anticipate needs, and complete multiple projects in a timely manner.
  • Positive attitude and ability to provide outstanding customer service to external constituents.
  • Strong organizational, communications (written and oral), and interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent writing, typing, proofreading, and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of data extraction and mailing techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an education or non-profit organization, especially in development and/or grants management.
  • Experience with Ellucian CRM, iModules/Anthology, or other education constituent engagement systems.
  • Experience with email marketing tools, such as Constant Contact or Encompass/iModules or similar experience preferred.
  • Experience with WordPress.

Application Process

Submit a letter of interest and resume online at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

It is the College’s intention to fill job vacancies from within the College before hiring new employees, providing employees are available with the necessary qualifications.  Internal candidates who make application within 3 working days following the posting will be considered first.  Applications from candidates not currently employed by the College will not be considered in the first 3 working days following the posting and will only be considered if there are no qualified internal applicants.

About the Division of Development and College Relations

The Division consists of two major areas, Development and Alumni Engagement. The Division’s work advances the College’s goals for engagement, programming, and fundraising. The Division staff are committed to advancing the mission and strategic direction of Lafayette College by fostering meaningful engagement and lifelong connections and by securing the resources needed to realize powerful outcomes. The values of collaboration, inclusivity, integrity, lifelong relationships, outstanding service, and respect guide all aspects of the Division team’s work.

 Lafayette is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.