Coordinator of Donor Engagement

Posted 06/02/2022

Position summary

The Coordinator of Donor Engagement works within University Advancement to build and strengthen relationships with alumni, parents and friends in an effort to further involve them as donors of the university. The position requires the capacity to build relationships with donors, frontline fundraising abilities and strong organizational skills. This position is part-time (10 to 20 hours weekly) and has a 10-month contract.

Role qualifications 

  • Positive personal characteristics including a servant attitude, team player, creativity and self-motivation.
  • Skills to create goodwill with students, staff, faculty and the community.
  • Ability to strongly articulate the benefits of a Christian college education.
  • Commitment to the Articles of Faith, Mission, and Objectives of JBU; and desires to be a role model for students by demonstrating an active Christian faith in personal example and in work-related responsibilities.

Position responsibilities 

  • Manages a portfolio and coordinates initiatives to effectively engage and steward donors through phone calls, emails, mailings and special events.
  • Solicits annual fund gifts, leadership giving or larger gifts for the university.
  • Consults with the Director of Advancement Engagement to set goals and metrics and assumes responsibility for meeting goals and metrics.
  • Works in cooperation with the Director of Advancement Engagement to support the JBU Scholarship Fund initiatives (phonathon and giving days) and the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement initiatives (homecoming, family weekend, grandparents day and commencement).
  • Represents the University at alumni, donor and other campus events.
  • Database management, update necessary records in CMR database;
  • Assist with general administrative activities and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities required

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and accomplish goals with limited supervision.
  • Ability to communicate the university’s goals and to advocate for the university.
  • Database and standard office software knowledge.
  • Capability to work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred experience and education

  • Experience within a university or other non-profit annual fund setting.
  • Experience in fundraising and donor relations.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Physical demands and work environment

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; stand; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

The employee is expected to adhere to all University policies.


JBU desires to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students to honor how all humans are created in the image of God, to reflect better the diversity of the Kingdom of God, to further our Christian commitment to justice, and to increase the quality of our educational experienceJBU is pursuing the goal of teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from ethnic minorities and women. For more information, visit our diversity webpage.

About JBU

Information describing the university is available online.


Please complete the application and then upload it along with your resume and cover letter to the "Upload Your Documents" page. Only complete materials will be reviewed. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the university.​ 

Contact information:
Office of Human Resources
John Brown University
2000 West University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Phone: 479.524.7197