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Assistant to the Senior Vice President- Institutional Advancement and College Relations
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement and College Relations, the Assistant to the SVP will provide administrative, clerical and research support of activities within the office of Institutional Advancement, with the highest level of confidentiality.

Working with the Senior Vice President and Vice President for Major Gifts, the Coordinator will provide administrative support, draft and edit correspondence, manage and maintain correspondence and donor records, manage department budget records and process financial documents, and perform prospect research for donors and other sources of support according to identified development priorities and goals. The position requires a strong sense of discretion and professionalism for dealing with people in sensitive and confidential situations, as well as strong verbal and written skills.


· Communicate effectively and respond efficiently to the requests and needs of trustees, alumnae/i, donors and prospective donors, and members of the College's senior administration on behalf of the SVP and VP, while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality. Excellent phone and email skills are required.
· Prepare and review correspondence for the SVP and VP as needed; prepare and organize mailings for various events and activities, maintain correspondence files as well as records of correspondence within donor database.
· Coordinate calendar for the SVP; make travel arrangements for the SVP and VP; coordinate travel plans with the president's office as needed.
· Manage departmental and event budgets, including preparation of check requests and purchase orders, monthly expense reports, track budget and expenditure activities.
· Assist with the preparation of proposals, solicitations and stewardship reports, and management of divisional events.
· Conduct research for identified prospects or funding opportunities and proposals using Raisers' Edge, Internet, Lexus Nexus, and Wealthengine databases; prepare summaries / profiles of prospects for SVP and VP as requested.
· Maintain donor records in Raisers' Edge and other systems as needed.
· Assist with other Institutional Advancement projects and assignments as necessary. In keeping with the above responsibilities, occasional evening or weekend work may also be expected. Participation in College-wide and Institutional Advancement events, especially those related to fundraising, is expected.


Baccalaureate degree required; minimum of three to five years of experience supporting a senior administrator, preferably in higher education or other non-profit. Candidates should have a strong interest in a working environment that demands a professional demeanor, flexibility, creativity and collegiality within and across the College.

A strong, positive team player with a collaborative work style; ability to maintain confidentiality and possess excellent written and oral communication skills; research and analytical skills, ability to work independently, follow through and solve problems are essential. Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, attention to detail and basic math competency are also required.

Experience with word processing, database, spreadsheet software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail and Google calendars are also necessary. Familiarity with Internet and basic research procedures required; knowledge of research and donor databases (Raisers' Edge, Lexus/Nexus) are desirable.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.


College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws