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Jobs at Jewell:       Development and Finance Manager
Department:           Harriman-Jewell Series
FLSA Status:          Non-Exempt


Responsible for executing and recording all business transactions of the Harriman-Jewell Series.  Provides development support for all areas of the Series’ advancement function.  Maintains all financial records for the Series, including contributions, manages constituent lists, and generates financial reports.  Manages grant processes and serves as coordinator of development events.  Supervised by the Director of Development. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Processes all inside accounting functions for the Harriman-Jewell Series in cooperation with the WJC Business Office and produces financial statements for analysis and presentation of organizational performance
  • Maintains all records for income and expense including processing for accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Executes the Series’ grant workflow including application and follow-up to foundations, public funding sources, and individuals
  • Manages donor recordkeeping process including electronic and paper files on every Series donor
  • Manages Series donor stewardship including written donor acknowledgements
  • Assists Series leadership with forecasting and budgeting
  • Works with Communications Manager on development writing – including grants, event invitations, and donor stewardship pieces
  • Coordinates donor events including recognition and acquisition events
  • Coordinates gala logistics including event operations, site management, food and beverage, guest registrations, and pre-event management (benefactor party, invitation stuffing party, etc.)
  • Manages gala auction and works with gala volunteers and interns
  • Orders all supplies, processes work orders for office maintenance of facility and equipment
  • Works downtown Kansas City performance venues to manage merchandising and assists with box office and donor events for all performances
  • Serves as support for ticketing services including answering phones, ticket sales, preparation of mailings, and special projects
  • Accepts other projects and duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Bachelor’s degree and one to three years of comparable experience preferred; accounting experience helpful
  • Time management skills are crucial as the grant process requires strict deadlines
  • Customer service and communication skills are important as position deals with contacts outside of the college, primarily patrons of the Harriman-Jewell Series
  • Ability to use a computer, organize, and proofread efficiently is necessary
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Raiser’s Edge experience desired
  • Ability to work overtime as needed

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises one student intern

Working Conditions

  • Standard office environment
  • Evenings and weekends at box office of downtown halls

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position.  They are not intended to be an exhausive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

Application Procedure

Candidates must submit the following documents in PDF or MS Word format via email to jobs AT william.jewell DOT edu:
  • Letter of application
  • William Jewell Application
  • Resume
  • Salary requirements

Please note:  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applicants who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make such accommodation request in advance to the Office of Human Resources:

     William Jewell College
     Office of Human Resources
     500 College Hill Box 1017
     Liberty, MO 64068
     (816) 415-6904

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  
All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.
Our Mission:  William Jewell College promises to offer students an outstanding liberal arts education with a focus on cultivating leadership, service, and spiritual growth within a community inspired by Christian ideals and committed to open, rigorous intellectual pursuits.

William Jewell College is an equal opportunity employer.

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