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Job Title: Graduate Assistant for University Advancement
Department: University Advancement
Reports To: Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer
Job Type: This is a part time, exempt position.
Our world is facing unprecedented challenges and it is incumbent upon our universities to develop the skills,
capacities, and dispositions inherent to addressing these challenges in our learners. If you are passionate about
guiding the next generation of leaders through the complexities of our world and developing their ability to
create strategic vision and produce intentional action while listening to, learning from, and walking with
organizations and communities for the future, we need you.
University Advancement at William Woods University is charged with creating opportunities for students and
programs through the identification and procurement of extramural funding. Additionally, University
Advancement exists within the innovative space of higher education that allows for the development and
implementation of initiatives that generate revenue for the university and its stakeholders. This work is critical to
the sustainability and advancement of the university.
Additionally, opportunities to contribute to and lead innovative research projects and service that advances the
broad fields of leadership, leadership learning, and leadership development within the context of leadership and character are available.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Perform daily operations to assist with the administration of the University Advancement Office
2. Process gifts and practice stewardship with university donors
3. Plan, manage, facilitate, and evaluate programmatic events that contribute to the university’s outreach to
current students, alumni, and the local community
4. Maintain effective internal/external communication for the University Advancement Office
5. Disseminate and manage data for dissemination to the Advancement team
6. Assist in the development and management of community and corporate partnerships
7. Serve as the primary point of intake for the University Advancement Office
Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating 1) desire to work with diverse stakeholder populations, 2)
excellent communication and interpersonal skills, 3) evidence of well-developed collegiality and a commitment to
service, 4) an interest in and commitment to interacting with businesses, government organizations, nonprofit/
community, and higher education institutions locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, 5) an
interest in and commitment to helping build leadership initiatives on campus and in the community, and 6)
awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals tied to equitable and just practices that advance the success of
diverse student populations.
Qualified candidates will be enrolled in, registered for coursework, and maintain satisfactory academic
standing in a full-time graduate degree program at William Woods University. The successful candidate will
demonstrate 1) knowledge of and capacity aligning with the university mission, 2) creativity and problemsolving
capacity, 3) desire and/or experience for developing and coordinating stakeholder programs and
activities, and 4) evidence of well-developed, collegial, and collaborative organizational skills.
This is an exempt, 12-month half-time (20 hours/week) position that occasionally
requires travel and weekend/evening event coordination.
A standard graduate assistant compensation package is provided.
William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO. It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.
Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries. William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.
With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.
William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.
William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer