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Alumni / Community Relations Development Officer – Staff Position

Date: 7/21/2022

Position Title: Alumni / Community Relations Development Officer

Department; Advancement

Position Requirements & Preferences: 

Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required

Experience: Administrative duties | Customer service etiquette


    • Office management / coordination abilities.
    • Independent decision making, ability to exercise good judgment, accuracy, flexibility and well-developed critical thinking skills.
    • Ability to work in an environment of shifting priorities, frequent, interruptions, hectic pace, high level of interaction with students, staff and/or the public.
    • Working knowledge of computer software programs which may include Word, Excel, institutional mainframe computer system software, or similar programs.
    • Excellent written communication skills including proficiency in business English, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Ability to handle highly confidential matters and materials with discretion.
    • Ability to work independently as well as be a collaborative team player in completing assigned tasks and meeting deadlines.
    • Excellent customer service skills including phone and in-person reception etiquette.


    • Provide an education with a Leadership and Technology focus, and enliven that provision through adherence to the Quaker principles of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community, and equality.
    • Represents the College in a positive manner with prospective, current, and former students, employees, and the community.
    • Demonstrates enthusiasm, self-motivation, and a positive attitude in meeting and dealing effectively and courteously with students, other personnel, and all members of the community.
    • Interprets departmental and/or college policies and procedures.
    • Works harmoniously with others.
    • Performs in a manner which benefits student learning.
    • Personal visits (15 face to face contacts per month)
    • Establish and cultivate relationships essential for support from WPU constituents
    • Manage portfolio of 100 giving club level prospects
    • Serve as Executive Secretary for Board of Advisors
    • Develop Senior Project
    • Coordinate Penn Parent Program
    • Serve as Oskaloosa Diplomat
    • Coordinate event sponsorship program
    • Promote success of WPU alumni
    • Assist VP for Advancement in advancement initiatives and campaign activity
    • Assist in entry of development officer team field reports
    • Develop and organize events/activities related to fundraising activity
    • Assist in enlistment of volunteers and alumni relations development program when needed
    • Assist with special events coordination within the Advancement Office
    • Develop and promote campus activities for enrollment growth and revenue generation
    • Travels to promote William Penn University and works closely with other professional staff to implement development program.

Reports to: Vice President for Advancement

Start Date: Immediately

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-time | Part-time | Temp: Full-time

Closing Date of Posting: Until filled

Send cover letter, resume, and references to: 

Attn: Human Resources Coordinator
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Avenue
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer