What Douglas Offers:
DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. We’re a community of citizens who are engaged — with each other and, increasingly, with the world. Being one of the best colleges in Canada isn’t just talk – it’s something we work at every single day.
The Foundation Assistant contributes to the success of Douglas College through efficient coordination of administrative services and support within the Foundation department. Major areas of responsibility include maintenance of specialized software information and report generation; Foundation stewardship and donor solicitation; event planning and coordination; administrative support; and also provides exceptional client-centered service on a consistent basis to all stakeholder groups.
- Maintenance of specialized software (Raiser’s Edge) information.
- Stewardship & donor solicitation.
- Administrative support to the department.
- Event planning and coordination.
- Performs other related duties.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need:
- A minimum of two years’ of studies from a recognized post-secondary institution.
- A minimum of two years related work experience; an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
- An excellent command of the English language, both written and oral, with particular emphasis on grammar, punctuation, and writing skills.
- A demonstrated ability to:
- Keyboard accurately at 55 wpm.
- Use Windows based computer software packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Adobe), electronic mail, and internet applications; experience using Raiser’s Edge.
- Experience with Social Media.
- Work with a minimum of supervision, as well as being able to establish priorities and achieve deadlines.
- Compose routine correspondence and reports.
- Good working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures with a demonstrated ability to take and prepare detailed minutes, coordinate paper flow, and prepare general office correspondence and reports.
- Proven ability to communicate courteously and effectively in writing, person or on the telephone with staff, faculty, administrators, students and the public, as well as maintain a good working relationship with other employees in a team-based environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of supervision, as well as being able to establish priorities and achieve deadlines.