Employment Opportunities

​The Council of Independent Colleges, located in Washington DC, is the major national service organization for all small and mid-sized independent, liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States.
 

 Available Position(s):

 
Development Coordinator/Manager
(Posted October 8, 2014)

CIC receives support from philanthropic foundations and from sponsoring organizations (mainly companies that provide services to member colleges and universities) for its three major annual conferences: the Presidents Institute (the largest meeting of college and university presidents in the country), the Institute for Chief Academic Officers (to which on a rotating basis other senior campus leaders, such as chief financial, student affairs, and development officers, are invited), and the College Media Conference for independent and public college and university PR directors. The Development Coordinator (or Manager, depending on experience) works cooperatively with the Senior Vice President on all matters related to fundraising from sponsors, including relationship building, support solicitation, payment and logistics management, and conference planning and on-site support. The position also supports the President and Senior Vice President in working with foundations. These responsibilities require effective written and oral communications skills, attention to detail and precision, confidentiality, strong interpersonal skills, good judgment, and intermediate database management abilities to track all aspects of CIC’s relations with sponsoring organizations.

In addition, the incumbent supports the Senior Vice President in the administration of several of CIC’s leadership development programs for mid-level and senior campus administrators. This responsibility requires program management skills including drafting of materials and the ability to interpret program budgets. All CIC staff members are expected to excel at expository writing and oral communication; demonstrate a proactive, positive, and member-focused disposition; be able to prioritize independently among competing priorities; have mature familiarity with Microsoft Office 2010 applications; and be inclined to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment.

A bachelor’s degree and some work experience (preferably in a development office of a college or university or higher education association) are required; experience at a CIC or similar college or university is preferred. Some domestic travel to conferences outside of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area is necessary.

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