1+ months

Graduate Assistant in Office of Philanthropy

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Graduate Assistant in Office of Philanthropy
Requisition Number DU06482
Department Name 8E000:College of Arts & Sciences
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range Stipend and tuition waiver
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

Must be an enrolled PhD student with ABD (All But Dissertation) status.

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time at workstation. Occasional lifting and moving of lightweight objects.


20 Hours/Week

Job Summary

The College of Arts & Sciences Office of Philanthropy is searching for a Graduate Assistant in Philanthropy to support the fundraising, stewardship, communication, and alumni relations activities for the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences, and will work collaboratively with assigned Arts & Sciences Office of Philanthropy staff across the University A&S Office of Philanthropy to secure maximum results.

Duties Include:
*Assist in the design, planning and implementation of programs and events.
*Participate in drafting stewardship reports, invitations, announcements, impact letters, newsletters and other materials.
*Work collaboratively with colleagues, alumni volunteers and College leadership.
*Provide service to alumni, volunteers and others to ensure successful programming.
*Assist with general clerical and office work.

Assistantships are 20 hours/week assignments with a provided stipend and tuition waiver

Please provide at least one letter of recommendation for the required document titled, Specific Request 1.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

*Ability to work with limited supervision and carry out multiple projects simultaneously.
*Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and perform tasks with energy and enthusiasm.
*Ability to participate and contribute to a total team effort.
*Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and strong customer service orientation.
*Strong interest in working with alumni, friends of the College and volunteers.
*Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

*Prior experience or knowledge of basic fundraising techniques.
*Prior experience in public relations, marketing, sales and event planning.

Deadline to Apply 04/01/2020
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2020-02-18 Expires: 2020-04-22

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