George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
  • 09-Sep-2019 to 08-Nov-2019 (PST)
  • Advancement
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administrator Position

University Advancement seeks a collaborative, mission-driven and results-oriented fundraiser to serve as the Assistant or Associate Director of Development. An ideal candidate will have demonstrated success at raising funds by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fundraising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in-line with institution goals and closing major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.


  • Discover, engage, and invite philanthropic gifts through ongoing personal contact and visits with donors and prospective donors. Conduct a minimum of 15 donor visits monthly.
  • Steward existing donors through regular and ongoing personal communication.
  • Develop donor-specific engagement strategies designed to initiate, renew, and upgrade gifts.
  • Produce timely contact reports that outline future engagement strategies after each donor, prospective donor, or sponsor interaction.
  • Partner with senior leaders and key constituencies (i.e. Deans, faculty, staff, students, colleagues in Advancement, volunteers) in cultivation/solicitation/stewardship process.
  • Serve as Advancement's representative with assigned academic college(s) and/or academic units. Be liaison for Advancement staff in communicating assigned college(s) and/or unit(s) priorities and updates.
  • Develop strategy for engagement and philanthropy for assigned academic college(s) and units in partnership with the Executive Director for Development and Strategic Initiatives and academic leadership.
  • Communicate effectively and courteously with others, including employees, students and the public, in a spirit of teamwork, respect and customer service.
  • By actions, words and lifestyle, be a Christian role model to students, whether through casual contact or in a formal supervisory role.


  • Bachelor's degree and 3 -5 years successful work experience in higher education and/or advancement functions; or equivalent combination of university education and work experience.
  • Must have well-developed organizational, planning, prioritizing, administrative and presentation skills. Must be self-motivated and driven to the achievement of results. Must have the ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at one time and in a busy environment. 
  • Must have proven and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral) and the ability to connect with a wide spectrum of people. Must have proven experience in effectively contacting, answering queries of, and building relationships with donors, parents of students, and alumni as well as the regional business community.
  • Must demonstrate professionalism, tact, confidentiality and initiative. Must be upbeat and a team player.
  • Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the university's mission as described in the Statement of Faith and Community Lifestyle Statement on our website.
  • Appreciation for an inclusive environment that values diversity, engages in global concerns, and connects culturally.  
  • The Associate Director of Development may be required to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Local and national travel is required up to 50% of the time.

As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from individuals who can help us achieve our diversity goals.  

For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:

  • A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
  • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
  • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
  • Free Fitness Center membership
  • Free parking
  • Rich employee benefits

We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!

George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years.

Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.

We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.

We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts.

Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.

 **This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.

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