Assistant Director of Advancement Services, Finance and Gifts
July 17, 2018
The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Assistant Director of Advancement Services, Finance and Gifts supervises and assists in processes related to gift and pledge recording, receipting and acknowledging for the division of college advancement. The assistant director supervises one gift recorder and is the primary liaison between the Office of Financial Operations and Advancement Services. The assistant director has a strong understanding of non-profit fundraising, database functionality, accounting and financial reconciliation practices. He or she ensures all gift acceptance practices adhere to IRS and CASE guidelines.
Supervise all aspects of gift processing including cash handling, gift and pledge entry, transaction adjustments, matching gift applications, electronic and stock gift processing. Continuously monitor, document, and recommend improvements to gift and pledge entry procedures to improve data accuracy and procedural efficiency.
Supervise the gift recorder, providing training and mentorship, completing performance evaluations and approving timesheets.
Maintain an understanding of IRS regulations, CASE reporting standards and management guidelines, and the college’s gift acceptance policies as they pertain to gift recording and receipting.
Act as the primary liaison with Financial Operations for College Advancement, effectively communicating and translating
Internal Number: 4606
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783.As of 2017, Dickinson has just over 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 104-acre campus is populated by students from 42 U.S. states and territories and 44 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 35 programs in 25 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities.Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges).Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Founded ...in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hersheypark and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours.Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. In 2014, the American Heart Association (AHA) recognized Dickinson as a gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksite, a national award that acknowledges the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus.Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives.The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.