Grinnell College is a highly selective, private, residential, liberal-arts college widely recognized for its academic rigor and a strong tradition of social engagement. Founded in 1846, Grinnell enrolls approximately 1,600 students from almost all 50 states and from approximately 50 other countries in 27 major fields and 12 interdisciplinary concentrations. Among the nation’s liberal-arts Colleges, Grinnell is widely viewed as an institution of the first rank, with an excellent faculty, a consistently strong and increasingly diverse student body (18% international, 26% domestic students of color, 15% first-generation), a well-equipped and memorably beautiful campus, and a formidable financial position.
On July 1, 2013, Grinnell College began year one of an eight-year fundraising effort that will end June 30, 2021. This effort will result in the largest fundraising campaign in the history of the College. The current working goal is $175 million, and to-date we have secured more than $140 million in support of that goal.
Amid this context, DAR seeks candidates for the newly created position of Campaign Coordinator. In preparation for the public launch (October 2019) through successful completion of the campaign, the Campaign Coordinator has primary responsibilities of project management, campaign influence and logistics execution, and consultant support. The Campaign Coordinator will report to the Director of Operations, but duties and staff interaction will span the spectrum of the DAR organization. The successful candidate will demonstrate attention to detail, goal orientation and follow-through, an operating style of teamwork and collaboration, exceptional communication, professionalism, a commitment to quality and excellence, and the highest standards of ethical conduct. Interest or experience in development and alumni relations work is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience is required.