University Assistant – Institutional Advancement

This is a temporary, part-time position, which may be renewed at the discretion of the University.   


Hours/Week:  19 hours per week.  The UA is expected to work 19 hours per week.  The exact schedule will be established between the Supervisor and the successful applicant to meet the needs of the department. 


Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.


Founded as a teachers college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.


Position Justification:

Advancement Services supports and enhances the friend-raising and fundraising efforts of the University.  With the hire of a new VP of Institutional Advancement and the implementation of the fundraising plan, the Advancement Services Department needs a UA to input and maintain data in our Raiser's Edge development database.


Specific Duties:

Input current contact information for new constituents & update current data such as address, telephone, email changes. Code all outgoing solicitations with appeal codes.

Enter donations into Raisers Edge (database) into appropriate constituent records

Remove duplicate constituents.

Maintain student attributes such as athletics, clubs, positions held and other activities in order to solicit alumni in specific areas of interest.

Remove non-donor parent and student records.

Maintain student withdrawals and deceased student/parent relationships, and maintain all E-invitations to events and newsletters mailed. 

Other duties as needed.

Preferred Qualifications, Experience, Requirements: 

B.S./B.A. degree preferred. Successful candidate must be responsible, detail oriented and well organized. Strong computer skills and ability to handle strictly confidential information.


Preferred Qualifications, Experience, Requirements: 

Depending on experience and credentials, the hourly wage range is $15 to $20 per hour.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Expected start date is as soon as possible.