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Below you will find all open professional staff positions. If nothing appears, there are no available listings. Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSITION:  Director of Annual Giving

DEPARTMENT: Institutional Advancement

FLSA:  Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA)


Under the supervision of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA), the Director works with donors to maximize annual, unrestricted support for Westminster College.  The primary role of this position is to oversee and direct the Westminster Fund program, working to meet an annual fundraising goal through direct mail, email, volunteer solicitations, phone-a-thons, and significant donor programs (Presidents Club, True Blue).  Annual Giving should be designed to capitalize on existing engagement programs in the alumni and marketing offices and to feed prospects to the major gifts program.


  • Planning and implementing a comprehensive annual fund program, including mail, phone, and electronic solicitations that are appropriately segmented, timed, and coordinated with other offices.
  • Recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the President’s Club, True Blue, and other annual giving societies.
  • Identifying, cultivating, and soliciting annual major donors ($5,000 and above) to the Westminster Fund.
  • Analyzing annual fund donors to identify major gift and planned gift prospects.
  • Overseeing a comprehensive stewardship program for donors to the Westminster Fund, engaging staff, faculty, trustees, and volunteers as necessary.
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising student callers.
  • Representing the college during events and gatherings, as assigned by the VPIA.
  • Serving as Westminster’s primary liaison to the Fulton Colleges Fund and Board of Associates and supporting their local fundraising efforts.
  • The ability to work independently and strategically to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Limited travel to facilitate solicitations of select major annual fund prospects.


  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience:   At least two years of experience working in institutional advancement or other fundraising efforts, including an ability to understand and apply best practices.  Experience with data management.
  • Skills:  Strong writing and communication skills; ability to multi-task and be detail and deadline oriented; experience working with volunteers; an understanding of liberal arts education and its place in the broader world of higher education; a willingness to work on a team to establish goals, strategies, and implementation of programs.


Other duties as assigned by the VPIA.


Must be able to operate the computer and all of the associated software used at the college, and other office machines such as the fax, calculator and telephone.


Requires standing and sitting for extended periods of time, as well as normal bending and reaching. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines. Requires a normal range of hearing and vision.  May require lifting up to 25 lbs.  May also require travel and evening/weekend work.


Work in a typical office setting.


Please apply online at http://www.westminster-mo.edu/explore/offices/business/hr/jobs/default.html  and submit a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references to lisa.otto@westminster-mo.edu

POSITION:  Student Care Specialist (Part-time/9-month)

DEPARTMENT:  Wellness Center

FLSA:  Nonexempt

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director of the Wellness Center


The Student Care Specialist serves as mentor/advisor to students and serves as the initial point of contact with at-risk students identified via the College’s retention management system. The Student Care Specialist is responsible for promoting a positive and successful learning experience/environment in an effort to increase student retention, success and completion. Additional responsibilities include development and implementation of student retention plan, tracking and communicating status of intervention strategies, and assisting students with goal setting/achievement.


  1. Assists students one-on-one in setting goals an identifying, planning for, and overcoming potential obstacles and steps in education, social engagement, and/or career planning.
  2. Communicate with at-risk students in real time to initially assess and develop plans for success, including referrals to academic and/or student support services.
  3. Manage social media/marketing to increase student awareness about important events and deadlines.
  4. Communicate with the Student Retention Team, Assistant Dean for Student Academic Success, faculty and/or support services as to the status/progress with at-risk to determine whether the at-risk status can be rendered closed or whether further monitoring/action plans may be warranted.
  5. Develop and conduct student success workshops.
  6. Maintain confidential documentation of action plans/status in the College’s retention management system.
  7. Serve as a member of the College’s Student Retention Team and attend weekly meetings.
  8. Stay current on Best Practices as it relates to student retention strategies.


  • Education: Preferred bachelor degree in Sociology, Social Work, or Psychology.
  • Experience: Prior experience in case management or demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Skills: Demonstrated ability to perform a high volume of tasks independently and meet deadlines. Team oriented approach and desire to work closely with student customers. Ability to evaluate information and apply and/or direct it appropriately. Effective communication skills and interpersonal etiquette. Computer literate. Ability to handle confidential student information with tact, discretion, and in compliance with FERPA regulations.


Typical office-related equipment to include a personal computer, calculator, and telephone.

May require extensive walking to meet with various departments and students.

Typically a conditioned office environment.


Please apply online at http://www.westminster-mo.edu/explore/offices/business/hr/jobs/default.html  and submit a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references to lisa.otto@westminster-mo.edu

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