Clarke University
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Dubuque, IA, USA
  • Full Time

At Clarke University, everything we do is focused on making an impact on students so they can positively impact the world. For students, it means a place where more than facts are studied - it means new ways of thinking are explored. For faculty and staff, it means more than just coming to work every day - it means truly collaborating across the university to put student success first. It also means living and working in a thriving city named one of the "most livable" small cities in the country and one of "Best Green Places" in the country.

The university is currently seeking a qualified individual to assume the role of Development Officer - Digital Communications. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Development, this position is responsible for carrying out designated duties and responsibilities for Clarke's annual giving program, focusing on long-term objectives designed to grow revenue and enhance donor participation. This position will develop digital fundraising strategies and tactics that engage new donors, renew past donors, and upgrade current donors.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Actively manage a portfolio of donor prospects to secure gifts of $1,000 or more through digital communications.
  • With input from the Executive Director of Development, plan and implement the annual Clarke Day online day of giving event.
  • Coordinate stewardship activities for assigned donors.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications include:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and three years of experience in fundraising, marketing, or a related field are required. Exceptional oral and written communication and people skills as well as knowledge of the MS Office suite and related technology are essential, as is the proven ability to work effectively as a team member. Knowledge of the Raiser's Edge database or a similar CRM software is preferred. Ability work occasional weekends and evenings is required.

Clarke University is located in Dubuque, Iowa. Consideration may be made for this to be a remote position following a training period. To apply, please upload a resume online at

Clarke University is committed to fostering a welcoming campus community that celebrates the unique contributions of each person and promotes an inclusive learning environment. Clarke University does not discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

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