Development Specialist (Part-Time)

Development Specialist (Part-Time)


College of The Albemarle
1208 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: 252-335-0821

Job Location

COA - Elizabeth City


$15 hourly



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Closes: Monday, May 16, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Expected Work Hours

25 hours/week

Reports to

Executive Director, Foundation

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications


  • Associate's degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • General administrative work and database management experience.
  • Capability of using various computer software including MS Word and Excel; working in Google shared files and documents.
  • Detail oriented, organized, problem-solver, demonstrates initiative and can work collaboratively and individually; excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain appropriate, valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience with Raiser's Edge

Position Description

FLSA: Technical/Paraprofessional, Non-exempt 

The Development Specialist reports to the Executive Director, Foundation and is responsible for accurately and timely receiving, processing, and acknowledging charitable donations through direct mail, online, and other sources. The Development Specialist provides critical support of administrative tasks related to the Raiser's Edge database and the day-to-day operations of the COA Foundation.


 Examples of Duties:

  • Responsible for maintaining an accurate and efficient donor management database to ensure all information, including gift, constituent and event data is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Enter gift detail in Raiser's Edge; add new donor records and update existing records as needed; enter gift batches.
  • Produce donor acknowledgement letters and receipts for all gifts.
  • Track pledge payments; create and implement a quarterly pledge reminder procedure.
  • Maintain files, including proper gift documentation and other financial records needed for annual audit. 
  • Work  closely with the Business Office regarding daily deposits and other Foundation finance tasks.
  • Collaborate with the Foundation staff to develop, implement, and maintain a policy and procedure manual for the database.
  • Create and process mailing lists for solicitations, invitations, and stewardship and attendee lists for events.
  • Prepare queries for reports, and specific lists for solicitations in advance of the full Foundation Board and Alumni Association Board meetings, and as needed by the Executive Director.
  • Work with Foundation Development Assistant and Alumni Association Board officers to track Alumni Association memberships and benefits; process new memberships and send renewal notices.
  • Assist with scholarship notifications to students in collaboration with Foundation and Financial Aid staff.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Foundation.

Job Post Contact

JaQuay Sutton

Human Resources Generalist

252-335-0821 ext. 2388