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Gifts Processing Assistant

Company: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Advancement & Alumni Relations

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Gifts Processing Assistant

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Gifts Processing Assistant

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Fairfax, VA

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Commensurate with education and experience.

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Gifts Processing Assistant

The George Mason University Advancement and Alumni Relations department is seeking qualified applicants for a Gifts Processing Assistant opportunity.

This position is focused on supporting the Coordinator of Strategic Advancement Systems in coordinating projects and managing digital engagement systems. The position works closely with internal stakeholders to maximize the use of the digital engagement system and its related functions.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.


  • Enter and reconcile batches that are more standard in nature and don't require significant institutional knowledge;

  • Prep incoming checks, credit card gifts, to speed up the deposit and batch creation process and handle data update requests that accompany those gifts;

  • Prep web batches by doing ID searches, adding new donors to the database, and loading gifts into the web gift application;

  • Relieve, or at least assist full time gift processors with their data assignments;

  • Run and mail receipt letter batches; and

  • Assist with data cleanup from returned mail during our holiday mailings.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Understanding of database operations;

    • Advanced PC skills including data entry, word processing, on-line research, and email;

    • Ability to quickly learn and understand new software programs and their applications;

    • Advanced research, analytical and decision-making skills and problem solving and experience;

    • Ability to recognize problems and offer solutions;

    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, flexible and detail oriented;

    • Ability to maintain confidentiality; and

    • Skill in the use of effective, respectful, and professional communication when working with internal and external constituents.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Experience with Advance Database; and

      • Experience in higher education fundraising operations.

        Special Instructions to Applicants

        For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

        For Full Consideration, Apply by:


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        Mason Ad Statement

        Great Careers Begin at Mason!

        George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

        Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

        If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

        George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

        Equity Statement

        George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

        Campus Safety Information

        Mason's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at http://police.gmu.edu/annual-security-report/

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