Development Officer for Constituent/Donor Care and Prison Initiative

40 hr/wk, 12 mo/yr
September 30, 2015


The Development Officer for Constituent/Donor Care & Prison Initiative serves the University in its fundraising endeavors through researching, identifying, establishing and cultivating relationships with prospective and current donors to communicate the mission and vision of CIU toward the goal of achieving higher education fundraising goals.  The Development Officer has primary responsibility to build and/or establish meaningful relationships with a targeted group of 1,200 donors for the purpose of increasing revenue for the University at large.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director to identify specific financial goals for the Prison Initiative
  • Research, identify and quantify specific strategies for reaching the established financial goal
  • Establish a personal schedule for travel when visiting and making telephone calls to donors to effectively communicate the mission, vision and funding needs of CIU
  • Identify the interests and needs of the donors with corresponding funding opportunities at CIU
  • Raise funds for the work of CIU by utilizing the resources provided through the Development office of CIU.  Effectively utilize the donor cultivation cycle (identify, research, communicate, involve, ask, thank, report)
  • Make specific requests for funding to constituents
  • Ensure timely completion of all contacts with donors including ministry updates, thank yous, special and lapsed donor calls
  • Identify and follow up on opportunities to present the CIU story and needs to potential major donors and successfully increase the number of those responding each year
  • Enter constituent contact information and updates into Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner
  • Insure the timely and accurate delivery of financial reports to internal and external stakeholders
  • Plan and execute at least one annual fundraising event


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years successful experience in working with the public
  • High level of personal motivation, enjoy interacting with others, persuasive, exceptional communication skills (listening, written and verbal), and ability to overcome objections.
  • Significant planning abilities, decision making skills, be flexible, exhibit exceptional relationship skills, and must be results oriented.
  • Demonstrate a high level of energy, be positive and friendly and show a genuine interest in people.
  • Proficient in the use of computers including software programs such as Microsoft Office.

Lady Rams Win First Ever Home Soccer Match

August 31, 2015
Lady Rams celebrate goal

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer

Players, coaches, and fans were full of energy on Aug. 29, as the Columbia International University women’s soccer team played their first home game in the program’s history, defeating Wake Technical Community College from Raleigh, North Carolina 2-0.

To commemorate the first home game, the CIU Rams were led onto the field by CIU alumna Elizabeth Sessions (’43), who served on CIU’s Board of Trustees for 17 years.

CIU Downs Toccoa Falls, 1-0, To Make Program History

August 27, 2015
CIU women's soccer team wins first ever match

Aug. 26, 2015 is an historic day in the history of Columbia International University athletics. 

The Columbia International University women's soccer team prevailed in its first-ever contest, notching the game's only goal in the 85th minute to defeat Toccoa Falls College in a match played in Toccoa Falls, Georgia. 

Ironically, when the CIU men's soccer team played its first-ever match, also against Toccoa Falls College in 2012, they also won 1-0 on a goal late in the game. 

Administrative Assistant - Educational Programs in Chinese

Seminary & School of Ministry
40 hr/wk, 12 mo/yr
September 01, 2015


The Administrative Assistant - Educational Programs in Chinese position provides administrative support and educational expertise for online programs offered in Chinese, with primary focus on degree program(s) addressing K-12 education. It includes day-to-day responsibilities as well as short- and long-term projects.


Provide educational expertise and support for the online MEd degree delivered in Chinese (70%)

  • Support MEd director who is tasked to guide degree-related decisions
  • Implement short- and long-range projects necessary to deliver the degree
  • Communicate with contacts and prospective students in China
  • Coordinate travel planning and production of recruitment materials
  • Coordinate transcription of English online courses in preparation for translation to Chinese
  • Translate documents and materials from English to Chinese and from Chinese to English
  • Translate Lowrie Center materials from English to Chinese

Provide administrative assistance for the online MA (Theological Studies) degree delivered in Chinese (30%)

  • Coordinate transcription of English online courses in preparation for translation to Chinese
  • Translate documents and materials from English to Chinese and from Chinese to English
  • Coordinate activities of contract recruiters and mentors


Education & Training

  • Bachelors degree in education required; master’s degree preferred
  • Two years of experience in higher education office administration
  • K-12 teaching experience preferred
  • Cross-cultural experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and English
  • Good oral and written communication skills in Chinese and English
  • Able to translate well from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese
  • Able to organize tasks, plan well, and work independently
  • Able to maintain accurate files and records
  • Familiar with US graduate-level education
  • Good computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and e-mail communication software


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