Position Title:             Gift Processing Assistant

Reports to:                 Assistant Vice President for Gift Processing

Position Summary:

Entry-level Gift Processing position responsible for processing KU Endowment’s gifts and pledges.  Codes and enters data on donors and gifts.

The individual in this position is expected to embrace KU Endowment’s stated core values – passion for KU, partnership with donors, perpetual support for KU, and a people-centered approach – and demonstrate support for them through professional interactions and activities.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares gifts/pledges for data entry by identifying type, funds, appeals and acknowledgers. Identifies and classifies donors, and creates or updates donor records.Recognizes exceptions to standard gift or donor coding procedures and handles appropriately.Enters gift/pledge information into computer database.

  • Maintains donor biographical records, including addresses, relationships, and employment.

  • Performs Internet research to obtain correct donor addresses or other biographical information.

  • Handles periodic contact with donors, and KU Endowment and University employees regarding recording of gifts.
  • Performs other duties as directed or required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires graduation from high school or equivalent, with one to two years of experience with computer applications and databases.  Must possess fast and accurate keyboarding skills and exhibit meticulous attention to detail. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  Must demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to maintain the confidentiality of KU Endowment records.  Ability to exercise good judgment in making decisions with only general supervision.  Considerable organizational skill to ensure timely completion of assigned duties.

Application Instructions:

Please attach your resume and cover letter when applying for this position.

Questions regarding this vacancy may be addressed to:

Sandy Gilliland
Sr. Human Resources Associate
KU Endowment

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  Because of the sensitive nature of KU Endowment business and the importance of our reputation with donors, KU Endowment conducts a comprehensive review of applicants.  By submitting your application, you authorize us to conduct reference checks and a review of available public information.  Employment is contingent upon background and reference checks that KU Endowment finds acceptable.


Department: Administration
This is a non-management position

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