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Program Coordinator, The Drexel Fund

Position Title: Program Coordinator, The Drexel Fund
Reports to: Director of the Drexel Fund, Institutional Advancement
Job Classification: Professional / Administrative

Reporting to the Director of the Drexel Fund, the Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of the Student Philanthropy program which educates Drexel students about the importance and impact of alumni annual giving, and encourages students to make their first gifts to the University. He/she will work closely with Offices of Student Affairs, Alumni Relations and other stakeholders to cultivate meaningful lifelong engagement with Drexel among students and recent graduates. With a focus on increasing the philanthropic impact from recent graduates, he/she will work increase gift potential by managing, streamlining and enhancing the matching gift program. The Program Coordinator will work to streamline the transfer of gifts from Institutional Advancement to student organization accounts held by student life and will take the lead as the point person to student finance leads. The Program Coordinator will take leadership to research and recommend enhanced digital strategies and streamline online initiatives.


  • Serves as the first line of contact for alumni, parents, and friends calling or emailing the Drexel Fund office 
  • Serve as the financial liaison between student life and Institutional Advancement to reconcile and track gifts to the student organizations and update organization leaders based on incoming gifts
  • Manages the departmental email account, and ongoing donor follow-up from the phone program
  • Coordinate Drexel Fund online presence, web content, and solicitation Develop strategies to increase giving through mobile devices, online, crowdfunding campaigns, and point of sale giving (for use at events and personal visits)
  • Manage a comprehensive student philanthropy program, encompassing graduate and undergraduate (freshmen through senior) populations.
  • Cultivate, recruit and manage a committee of student volunteers comprising representatives from all schools and colleges, athletics, and student life. Collaborate with other offices to develop a culture of philanthropy throughout the student lifecycle, starting with freshman year
  • Oversee peer-to-peer student solicitations, and tracking and developing reports on program metrics
  • Partner with Advancement Services to update corporate matching gift information in Advance, develop reports to determine potential matches from current donors, and implement matching gift follow up to maximize total dollars raised
  • Facilitate the communications, donor follow up and tracking for Drexel’s matching gift program
  • Track and coordinate and stewardship timing of student and recent graduate solicitations
  • Track expenditures and invoice submissions / payments from the Drexel Fund budget
  • Other duties as assigned


  • One to three years' experience in fundraising, preferably with an educational institution.
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills required.
  • Exceptional organization skills
  • Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and independently on assignments
  • Digital fundraising experience a plus.

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