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Program Coordinator, Senior

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Development and Fundraising

Posting Number: req11072

Department: Education - Dean's Office

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

This position coordinates and facilitates activities and functions for the College of Education's (COE) development office as well as building a strong network of alumni and friends to support the college. This position reports to the College of Education Director of Development and works closely with the COE's staff/faculty and Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (PAE) Program team members. This position requires a high degree of professionalism, discretion, initiative and organization; accuracy and attention to detail; use of good judgment; an ability to set priorities and handle multiple projects autonomously, with minimal supervision when given general expectations. It also requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a high degree of computer proficiency.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Development & Alumni Events

  • Develop and execute 8-10 large-scale, annual College of Education (COE) events including convocation, scholarship breakfast, spring donor celebration, and Homecoming, in addition to smaller special events and receptions
  • Identify invitees, create and send digital and hard copy invitations, manage RSVPs
  • Work with vendors to secure venues, equipment, decor, catering, and bartending
  • Develop event schedules and draft program scripts
  • Coordinate event volunteers and committees

Administrative & Operations Support

  • Scheduling/calendaring
  • Gift transmittals
  • List production: weekly gift list, constituent and fund lists
  • Acknowledgement letters/cards
  • Purchasing card reconciliation
  • Process Reimbursements, payments/gift disbursements
  • Room reservations
  • Project account establishment requests
  • Fund transfers
  • Assist with budget development and management
  • Gift agreement/commitment paperwork routing
  • Lynx (CRM) entry (events, contact information updates)
  • Swag orders (MarComm branding compliance)
  • Manage departmental electronic and hard copy files
  • Prepare meeting minutes as needed
  • Serve as liaison for UA Foundation (UAF) Leadership team admins


  • Manage COE scholarships
  • Develop scholarship timelines, policies, and procedures
  • Add new scholarships and maintain existing scholarships in Scholarship Universe
  • Coordinate with COE MarComm, Recruitment, and Student Services to inform students of application and award cycle
  • Review applications and prepare award recommendations
  • Work with COE departments on nominations and selections
  • Work with UAF Scholarship Office and COE Business Office on award amounts
  • Award scholarships in Scholarship Universe and UAccess
  • Facilitate student thank you letter process
  • Supervise student worker(s)
  • Attend UArizona Event Resource Group (ERG) meetings
  • Attend UA Foundation (UAF)/Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement (PAE) staff meetings
  • Attend UAF Stewardship Forum meetings
  • Attend COE staff meetings
  • Attend recurring COE Development & Alumni Relations Office team meetings and meetings with the Director of Development/supervisor
  • Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings dependent on workload or college events
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • College or foundation development experience
  • Previous experience working with non-profit organizations and/or higher education
  • Experience with Blackbaud CRM or similar donor databases and Financial Edge application
  • Experience with UA and UAFoundation policies and guidelines

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $18.30 - $22.12

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Administrative Support

Job Function

Organizational Administration

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Erica Travassos, M.Ed.

Director of Development

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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