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Advancement Coordinator

Wittenberg University
Job Location:
Springfield, Ohio
Development and Fundraising

Company Description:

In surveying the grounds of what is now Wittenberg University, the Rev. Ezra Keller, the college's first president and founder, remarked: "This is a lovely spot for a literary institution." Today, that lovely spot encompasses more than 100 acres of rolling hills and hollows in southwestern Ohio, with architecturally distinctive structures that embrace Wittenberg's past and provide a beautiful backdrop to the teaching excellence and Lutheran-affiliated learning environment that has defined Wittenberg University since its founding in 1845. Nationally recognized for accessible professors, engaging classroom experiences, service opportunities, and valued athletics traditions, Wittenberg is home to 1,500 students, 60 majors, minors and special programs, three graduate programs, and 25 varsity sports.

Wittenberg University is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package that attracts and retains talent to further the university's mission and contributes to the personal and financial well-being of employees and their families.  From healthcare to our tuition benefit to vacation and holidays, our goal is to help our employees enjoy happy and healthy lifestyles, while maintaining a good work-life balance.  Click here to learn more about Wittenberg's employee benefits.

Job Description:

Wittenberg is seeking an Advancement Coordinator.  The Advancement Coordinator serves as an integral part of the fundraising team at Wittenberg University and reports to the Assistant Vice President for Advancement. In collaboration with colleagues, the Advancement Coordinator focuses on foundational development elements necessary to support Wittenberg's current $100 million comprehensive campaign and all fundraising/engagement endeavors. Specifically, the Advancement Coordinator is responsible for giving programs that include reunion giving, affinity giving, diverse fundraising initiatives, customer service, cultivation and solicitation outreach and project management as assigned. This position performs a variety of administrative and management support tasks.  This is a full-time, exempt-level position.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Work with VP and AVP and other development staff to identify advancement opportunities and maximize solicitation potential.
  2. Manage volunteers and cross-campus partnerships relating to affinity, reunion and diverse initiatives fundraising.
  3. Advance relationships with assigned prospects and current donors related to Leadership Annual Giving with annual fundraising/moves goals. 
  4. Portfolio - Leadership Annual Giving to Major Gifts: Research gift inquiries, track gifts, research pledges and payment, help manage endowment inquiries for portfolio.
  5. Coordinate efforts between units/departments and Advancement to maximize productivity through cross-campus fundraising opportunities.
  6. Coordinate #GivingTuesday campaign under direction of advancement leadership and serve as Commit to Witt campus liaison.
  7. Assist with annual giving programming and campus stewardship (reporting/outreach) with departments/units. Serve as contact in coordinating between campus partners for ongoing partnerships (i.e. Career Services, Admissions).
  8. Assist AVP with developing, documenting and implementing strategy for units. Coordinate schedules and calendars of unit specific appeals with larger campaign appeals.
  9. Assist in recruitment and training of volunteers as needed.
  10. Analyze and act to improve the success and growth of affinity and reunion programming.
  11. Communicate with donors in person and through print and electronic channels to promote engagement and giving opportunities.
  12. Assist in fulfillment of broader objectives established by AVP/VP.
  13. Perform other relevant duties as assigned such as special projects, programs, and developmental activities.


Candidates must have:

  • A bachelor's degree is required.
  • 1 - 3 years of higher education advancement experience or its equivalent. Higher Education advancement experience is strongly preferred. A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Must demonstrate experience in marketing, gift solicitation or public contact work with evidence of ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and organize and execute assignments.
  • Demonstration of strong writing and reporting skills, time management presentation skills, and strong verbal communication required. 
  • Working knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint). 
  • Ability to remain stationary for more than 50% of the work day.
  • Ability to traverse oneself inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer for more than 90% of the day.
  • Ability to exchange accurate information in group settings and the ability to communicate information and ideas so that others will understand.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required.

Additional Information:

Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large.  Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

Wittenberg University is committed to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct in our campus community. Click here to view our Title IX policies.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please set-up an account in our online recruiting system and upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.

1. Resume
2. Cover letter
3. Name, address, and phone number of three professional references.

Applicants who require accommodation during any stage of the hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (937) 327-7517 or email

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