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Currently Accepting Resumes

  • Catholic Campus Minister
  • Supervisor - Building Services (10-186)
  • Business Manager - McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts (10-179) REPOST
  • Marketing Technology and Social Media Manager (10-185) - Palumbo~Donahue School of Business
  • Executive Director of e-Learning (10-184)
  • Instructional Technology Engineer - Level II - (10-181)
  • Windows Server Systems Administrator (10-174)
  • Human Resource Administrator (10-170) - NEW POSTING
  • Linux Systems Administrator (10-160)
  • Application Specialist - HRIS - Human Resources (10-151)
  • Supervisor - Building Maintenance & Campus Utility Systems - Facilites Management (10-86)
  • Major Gifts Officer - University Advancement (10-133)

No Longer Accepting Resumes

  • Resident Director - Residence Life (10-187) - Application period closed
  • Director of Annual Giving (10-169) - Offer pending
  • Assistant Director, Special Services (10-183) - Application period closed
  • Major Gift Officer - Law & Liberal Arts Focus (10-166) - Application period closed
  • Staff Psychologist/Psychotherapist (10-176) - Application period closed
  • Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations (10-172) - Application period closed
  • Director of External Relations (10-178) - Application period closed
  • Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian - Gumberg Library (10-149)

CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTER

Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Location: Spiritan Campus Ministry
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: Varied*
Position Number: TBD
Open Date: August 25, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:

Under the general direction of the University Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry, the Catholic Campus Minister performs work collaboratively as part of a team in offering religious programs and pastoral care to undergraduate and graduate students.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  1. Serves as an active presence at a variety of Spiritan Campus Ministry events and programs
  2. The Campus Minister interacts with students, faculty, administrators and staff who are invited to take active part in our Catholic faith community.
  3. Participates in Cross-Cultural Ministry trips and service projects.
  4. Develops, plans, and leads theological reflection, ecumenical and inter-religious activities.
  5. Develops, plans and leads retreats for students and other groups.
  6. Develops and mentors student leader and supervises student leaders in ministry initiatives
  7. Participates in sacramental, catechesis and faith development activities.
  8. Advises, counsels and accompanies students in their faith development.
  9. Participates in Liturgy; collaborates in coordinating Sunday, large event and other liturgies as needed.
  10. Actively contributes to various university committees and partnerships.
  11. Works with ecumenical partners within and outside the university.
  12. Assists Campus Ministry team members in ministry tasks in a collegial manner.
  13. Relates to students and engages with students with varying or no faith background.
  14. Coordinates work assignments of student workers.
  15. Provides content and upkeep of technology related aspects of Spiritan Campus Ministry.
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

The successful candidate will be a practicing Catholic in good standing, have a master's degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or related field from an accredited institution, and have a minimum of three years' ministry experience in a diverse college/university environment. Professional certification from the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA) is preferred. Alternately, the final candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: ability to engage in a collaborative style of ministry within an ethnically and religiously diverse university community; strong work ethic; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to lead spiritual reflection; strong leadership, planning, supervisory, and communication skills; strong computer skills, including knowledge of MS Office Suite; sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community. Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


SUPERVISOR - BUILDING SERVICES

Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Location: Facilities Management
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 10-186
Open Date: August 22, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:

Responsibility involves directing a group of Building Service employees engaged in providing housekeeping in particular building complexes. Emphasis is placed on close supervision and inspection of the work performed; and, receiving and effectively disposing of a variety of complaints and requests for service. Assignments and orders are received by conference, e-mail, and requisitions. Under the direction of the Director, Building Services, Grounds and Operations, this position is evaluated on the basis of his/her ability to motivate employees and maintain excellent condition of buildings and facilities for which responsible.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  1. Recruits and trains employees; organizes, schedules, and assigns work routines; inspects buildings and equipment to ascertain that employees' work assignments are completed in a satisfactory manner.
  2. Directs employees in performing routine housekeeping and service work such as general cleaning, changing light bulbs, arranging furniture and equipment for events, securing of buildings, snow removal, and other related work.
  3. Assists Director, Building Services, Grounds and Operations in developing and maintaining a safe, functional, and pleasant environment for university faculty, staff and students.
  4. Utilizes management skills to plan ahead in support of campus operations and to resolve employee and operational problems.
  5. Assists in department budget control through careful daily monitoring of work assignments, with follow up to help control budget labor dollars, and prevent a waste of unnecessary manpower. Schedules and plans only critical emergency overtime and seeks the approval of the Director, Building Services, Grounds and Operations in sanctioning the overtime.
  6. Inspects all assigned buildings weekly and make recommendations to Director, Building Services, Grounds and Operations relevant to building cleaning needs, repairs, and changes which would improve operations.
  7. Maintains records and submits reports as required by the Director, Building Services, Grounds and Operations (i.e. records of time worked by employees, vacation schedules, parts and equipment inventories, cleaning lists, planned maintenance on housekeeping reports, safety inspections, accident reports, quarterly reports, etc.).
  8. Attends departmental and university meetings when required.
  9. Performs related work as required.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

The successful candidate will have earned a high school diploma or equivalent and some college-level courses in management skills. Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: considerable experience in building services work; considerable knowledge of the materials, equipment, and devices used in building cleaning operations; considerable knowledge of tools, methods, and practices employed in building maintenance; ability and willingness to utilize and operate computerized technology; ability to read, understand and follow relevant labor contracts and mediate grievances accordingly; ability to work from oral and written instructions and to make immediate changes in the work program to meet modification of services required; ability to plan, assign, supervise, inspect, and evaluate the work of employees; ability to interact tactfully and effectively with employees and to motivate them to perform their work responsibilities according to established standards; ability to control tardiness and absenteeism effectively and to communicate need for improvement; ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with faculty, administrators, and staff personnel; ability to work a flexible schedule including night shift, if required; demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and influence others; demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituents within and outside the campus community; strong commitment to customer service; sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community. Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


BUSINESS MANAGER

Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Location: Office of the Dean - McAnulty College
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Position Number: 10-179 (Repost)
Open Date: August 20, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK
Under the general direction of the Dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Business Manager is responsible for managing and controlling accounting, budgeting, auditing and other financial or related functions to ensure the financial integrity of the School.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

1. Manage the College's budget, including the operating account, gifts, endowments, and grants;

2. Serve as the College's primary contact with the Office of Planning and Budget, Office of the Controller, and Office of Human Resources;

3. Provide administrative support for hiring new full-time faculty: entering personnel requisitions in Banner Workflow, attaching job descriptions, approving and paying search-related bills, preparing new faculty appointment forms, and writing and sending appointment letters;

4. Provide administrative support for hiring new adjunct faculty: receiving personal data sheets and scanning them to HR Processing;

5. Provide administrative support for recurring adjunct faculty appointments: requesting lists of faculty from departments, entering personnel requisitions in Banner Workflow, and writing and sending appointment letters;

6. Manage the budget for adjunct faculty, including rescinding appointments for canceled classes;

7. Annually verify reappointments, make needed salary adjustments (for leaves, promotions, raises, etc.), return results to Human Resources, and review appointment letters;

8. Set up and maintain full- and adjunct faculty as well as staff files;

9. Develop the annual summer instructional budget, by department, for submission to the Provost's office;

10. Maintain records of purchasing-card expenditures for the Dean's office and College and Graduate offices;

11. Pay expenses, and maintain records of graduate-student travel;

12. Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training or courses as required or appropriate;

13. Maintain confidentiality in all matters involving the College, especially regarding salaries and personnel matters;

14. Carry out other duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor's degree and at least three years of experience in managing budgets, employment records, and fund accounting; demonstrate ability to prepare and maintain complex administrative and fiscal records with attentiveness to detail; demonstrate the ability to meet multiple, simultaneous deadlines; show evidence of ability to work independently on complex and confidential issues; show evidence of the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to accomplish objectives in a large organization; be familiar with the culture, laws, regulations, and policies governing operations of the University; have excellent time-management and organizational skills; demonstrate the ability to use independent judgment in making decisions; and commit him or herself to contributing to the University's mission.

Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, SPECIAL SERVICES

Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Location: Freshman Development and Special Services
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 10-183
Open Date: August 13, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Application Deadline 4:00 p.m. August 21, 2014
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:

This is professional work in the area of student advisement and special services for students and staff with disabilities.

Work involves assisting the Director with advising new students and all University students with disabilities served by the office and to assist in the development, promotion, and administration of the programs of the office. Work is done with considerable independence within established guidelines. Work is reviewed by the Director through reports, conferences, and observation of results.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  1. Provides academic advisement to new students and all University students with disabilities. Provides assistance to the student in refining goals and objectives, understanding what choices are available, and assessing the consequences of alternative courses of action.

    Assists staff members with disabilities.
  2. Provides information regarding course selection; understanding and meeting institutional requirements; and providing clear and accurate information regarding institutional policies, procedures, resources, and programs while assuring University compliance with the American Disabilities Act.
  3. Assists students in positive and realistic self-appraisal, intellectual development, and appropriate personal and occupational choices.
  4. Reviews and utilizes any available data about student academic and education needs, performance, aspirations, and problems. Assist students in identifying and overcoming specific personal, physical, or educational problems or skill deficiencies.
  5. Serves as liaison with other Academic Advisors, faculty, and other offices.
  6. Assists in the development, promotion, and execution of programs designed to assist students.
  7. Develops statistical reports.
  8. Assists the Director in working with various student groups.
  9. In the absence of the Director, will serve as the office administrator.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

The successful candidate will have a master's degree from an accredited institution in Education/Counseling or related field and a minimum of two years previous experience in the area of student advisement; previous experience and demonstrated interest in working with students with disabilities preferred. Alternately, the final candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: knowledge of academic policies and requirements; available student services; regulations of the University; and working knowledge of the requirements for the Americans Disability Act; knowledge of the techniques and procedures involved in academic and personal counseling; knowledge of and ability to use various software packages to perform duties. This could include word processing, spreadsheet, and mainframe applications; ability to maintain strict confidentiality of individual records; ability and willingness to work evening and weekends as needed and required; sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community. Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


MARKETING TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Office of the Dean, Palumbo~Donahue School of Business
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Plus some evenings and weekends)
Position Number: 10-185
Open Date: August 5, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:
Founded in 1913, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business has internationally accredited and top-ranked programs. The School educates over 1,300 undergraduate students in 11 different business-related majors and over 250 graduate students in four innovative programs.

The Marketing Technology and Social Media Manager (MTSMM) reports to the head of the MARCOM Group in the Office of the Dean. In addition to managing important Palumbo-Donahue events and supporting alumni relations activities, advisory councils, and fundraising efforts, the MARCOM Group develops, coordinates, and executes marketing strategies and tactics for the School and its programs. The MTSMM will have lead responsibility for developing, managing and continuously improving the Business School's website, social media platforms, and digital marketing initiatives with the goal of producing internal and external messages of the highest quality that are consistent with the mission, institutional identity, positioning and strategic priorities of both the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and Duquesne University.

The ideal candidate will be creative, flexible, collaborative, and have cutting-edge knowledge of, and passion for, digital technology. He or she will work closely with other MARCOM Group staff as well as program leaders, department chairs, center directors, and graduate/undergraduate personnel. In doing so, he or she must share ideas and provide opportunities for input and feedback on projects and initiatives while maintaining focus on the mission and goals of the MARCOM Group. The MSTMM will operate with considerable latitude in accomplishing objectives and making decisions. Depending on the nature of the particular project, the MTSMM may act as a project manager, consultant, advisor, creative director, web programmer, and/or copywriter on any given marketing initiative.

Finally, in representing the School and the Office of the Dean, the MTSMM must create and sustain positive and mutually beneficial relations with other important University constituencies, including: Academic Affairs, Advancement/Alumni Relations, Enrollment Management, Computing and Technology Services, Public Affairs, and external academic units. The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business must follow University policies, directions, objectives, and protocols with respect to marketing, alumni relations, fundraising, and website management.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Marketing Technology:

  • Research, create, write, edit, and constantly improve compelling copy for the website, social media platforms, and digital and print publications.
  • Manage and continuously review and improve the usability, design, content, graphics, videos, and photography of the School's website.
  • Develop, execute and manage digital marketing campaigns.
  • Write and format news stories for the web.
  • Contribute to writing stories for digital magazines and print publications, researching and verifying facts, and interviewing directors, program chairs and faculty.
  • Design and build HTML newsletters and updates from the dean.
  • Schedule and attend photo shoots for the MARCOM Group and organize a shared inventory of photography.
  • Review and analyze reports via Google Analytics and other tools on the School's web performance to monitor, optimize and improve performance utilizing a range of techniques including paid search, SEO and PPC.
  • Work with University personnel to create event registration and payment forms.
  • Continuously seek new opportunities, being attentive to evolving trends in web technology while benchmarking and tracking best practices in business school web developments.

Social Media and Blog Management:

  • Lead the strategy, creation, execution and delivery of the School's social media initiatives. Implement the latest social media strategies and techniques, including but not limited to: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • Analyze campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising social media campaigns.
  • Monitor effective benchmarks and best practices for measuring the impact of Social Media campaigns. Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.
  • Plan, design, and execute blog outreach efforts. Develop a blogging strategy and maintain a blog schedule to ensure appropriate mix of topics and steady cadence of delivery. Work with the department chairs, program directors, and leaders of business school student organizations as necessary to understand objectives, audience and appropriate content.
  • Monitor social media and blog analytics, reporting regularly on performance and adjusting strategy to continuously improve results. Optimize messaging based on feedback, testing and best practices.
  • Establish social media and blog guidelines and share internally to create a more consistent social media presence.
  • Act as the internal champion, promoting overall digital strategy through the School.

Other Duties:

  • Attend all major Business School events and some program-level events.
  • Work with the University photographer and/or videographer, or act as the photographer and/or videographer when necessary.
  • Coordinate all technology needs for MARCOM events, and attend events to set-up and facilitate technology support.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
To be competitive, candidates will have earned a bachelor's degree with a concentration in one or more of the following: marketing, communications, or multi-media/journalism and 3+ years of experience in digital marketing, social media management, or related field. A master's degree in a related area is a plus. Competitive candidates will also have:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills for online formats.
  • A strong working knowledge of current web technologies and social media management.
  • Excellent listening, project management, and follow-through skills.
  • An ability to juggle multiple projects/tasks and changing priorities.
  • An ability to communicate the benefits of a Duquesne education to prospective undergraduate and graduate business students.
  • Impeccable grammar, an eye for typographical errors, and strong attention to detail.
  • Experience managing social media platforms including: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+, and Instagram.
  • A working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other popular web technologies.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, and WordPress technology.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and other web analytics software.
  • A working knowledge of email template and campaign management systems.
  • Experience with digital photography editing (e.g., Adobe Photoshop and Fireworks).
  • A working knowledge of web information architecture best practices.
  • An understanding of how digital marketing aligns with an integrated marketing plan.
  • A solid grasp of the latest mobile and web technology trends.
  • An ability to work some weekend and evening hours.

Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF e-LEARNING

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Office of the Provost
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Position Number: 10-184
Open Date: July 25, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
Send Resume To: e-learning@duq.edu

Already in the first tier of U.S. universities, Duquesne offers various online programs, some of which have earned national recognition (see www.duq.edu/about/facts-and-rankings). We now seek an Executive Director of eLearning to lead continued expansion of courses and programs delivered wholly or partially online. This senior position requires an innovative leader with exceptional administrative skills who can build a distinctive eLearning program. The successful candidate will work with the deans of nine schools, our CIO, faculty and other stakeholders in the strategic planning, marketing, branding, and budgeting of eLearning initiatives. In doing so, he or she will creatively grow revenues and profitability, improve academic quality, and meet market demands. The Executive Director will report to the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs while working closely with top academic leadership.

Required Experiences and Accomplishments:

  • Clear record of successful strategic and operational leadership in a dynamic environment
  • Proven ability to creatively and entrepreneurially seize eLearning opportunities
  • Capability to align eLearning with the University's strategic plan and its mission and identity
  • Strong record of achieving student service, enrollment/retention, and revenue/budget goals
  • Substantial supervisory experience and demonstrated history of building effective teams
  • Knowledge and ability to work successfully with vendors and navigate regulatory environments
  • Clear record of developing strong brand and program identity with constrained resources
  • History of crafting engaging experiences for students from recruitment to program completion

Desired Attributes:

  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies collaboratively so as to create credibility and trust
  • A leadership and management style that encourages initiative, transparency and accountability
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, administrators)
  • Curiosity and a willingness to learn about and embrace different viewpoints and perspectives
  • Excellent listening, inquiry, and follow-up skills; patience and ability to mediate differences Ability to inspire and influence others to support a comprehensive mission/vision
  • Outstanding presentation skills across various audiences--from Board members to students
  • Commitment to the highest standards of integrity and ethical values in all matters

Competitive candidates will have 7-10 years of progressive responsibility leading the design, development, implementation, and support of hybrid and fully online programs in higher education. Prior experience in institutions similar to Duquesne (in size, complexity, tuition-dependence, and mission) is a plus. An advanced degree is required and a terminal degree and/or teaching experience is preferred. Depending on background, an adjunct appointment in an academic department may be granted.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to e-learning@duq.edu. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community. Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.


INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY ENGINEER - LEVEL II

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Media Services & Distribution Center
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Position Number: 10-181
Open Date: July 8, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:
This professional technical position has the primary responsibility for performing engineering assignments as part of a team involved in the development, planning and support of AV integration projects. Along with assisting in classroom technology implementations, additional assignments include maintaining the operations and supporting the services provided by the Media Services and Distribution Center (MSDC). This includes the support of technology enhanced rooms, video teleconferencing facilities, and ancillary technologies. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing engineering services for other approved projects and exercises according to the guidelines set forth by the University Mission and Goals.

This position reports to Manager of the MSDC and in his/her absence the Associate Provost/Associate Academic Vice President for Administration.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • To fulfill the responsibilities and obligations of this position, this individual will:
  • Perform engineering work in the design or re-design, installation, operation, or maintenance of electronic technology equipment used in learning environments.
  • Provide design assistance/recommendations for classroom renovation/upgrade assignments including products, parts, components and control systems. Work requires an awareness of classroom technology design guidelines and shall be completed according to standard engineering and industry principles and practices.
  • Program control equipment required in the classroom control systems. Administer software application for networked projectors and peripheral equipment.
  • Work with other departments, particularly Facilities, Networking and Telecommunications to determine technology design and implementation needs.
  • Perform research to solve specific design problems.
  • Assist in the evaluation of vendor proposals for new equipment purchases.
  • Maintain inventory of spare equipment, parts and accessories.
  • Keep current on new developments being adopted in classroom and educational technology.
  • Provide consultation, technical assistance, and recommendations to university departments and faculty in their purchase and use of classroom technologies in teaching.
  • Identify problems, troubleshoot and provide advice to users.
  • Assist in remote productions; setup audio/visual support equipment for conferences, workshops, events and teleconferences.
  • Perform related work as required.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The successful candidate will have earned a technical Bachelor's Degree, from an accredited institution, with AV integration skills and have at least four years of experience, preferably in an educational environment, in the design, support and implementation of a variety of audio/visual applications and technology equipment; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to: experience diagnosing hardware problems with AV equipment, video distribution systems, switching hardware, A/V control systems, and related equipment; computer network familiarity; strong analytical skills; ability to use and apply technical knowledge in a classroom setting; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; strong service orientation; ability to work in a team environment as well as independently; experience setting priorities, managing multiple simultaneous projects; ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends; ability to work with diverse populations, including students, faculty, scholars, and staff; and sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically; must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and ecumenical campus community.


WINDOWS SERVER SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Salary: Commensurate w/ experience
Location: CTS
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 10-174
Open Date: 6/16/14
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:

The Windows Server Systems Administrator position is highly technical in nature. Systems duties are performed on a variety of Windows server systems with a primary focus on the Windows 2012 & 2008 server operating system. General systems administration responsibilities include installation, configuration, operations and maintenance of networked Windows servers and enterprise software, systems diagnostics and troubleshooting including analysis of ongoing performance, capacity planning, and system/network interaction. In addition, the Windows Server Systems Administrator responds to security issues including authentication, authorization, and secure access.

The Windows Server Systems Administrator reports to the Manager, Systems Administration. The Windows Server Systems Administrator works as a member of a team that includes other systems personnel and frequently collaborates with other CTS teams and project stakeholders. The Systems Administration team is part of the team responsible for providing and maintaining the University's enterprise infrastructure environments.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

1. Performs server (standalone and virtual) design, installations, maintenance and upgrades for Windows systems.
2. Maintains required systems security on all centralized Windows systems, which includes enabling and reviewing of audit trails, system logs, enhanced security setup and maintenance, access controls, and file protections and ownership.
3. Supports all Windows servers and related hardware, primarily consisting of Dell server technology.
4. Creates user and group accounts for Windows systems and applications as assigned; grants access to data and other resources as assigned; understands filesystem and network file share security.
5. Works with hardware and software technical support service organizations as required solving problems or gathering information.
6. Evaluates new products and technologies to determine impact on existing systems infrastructure.
7. Shares technical and functional expertise, in both written and verbal format, with other members of the team as required; works within a team environment and in a professional manner.
8. Leads or participates in systems design and systems implementation supporting large enterprise-wide projects.
9. Project planning assistance developing project plans for the implementation of technology and systems.
10. Takes the lead on mission-critical outages and/or related issues.
11. Maintains excellent communication with CTS management on all tasks and projects.
12. Accountable for management and resolution of Tier-2 support requests escalated by the CTS Help Desk.
13. Participates in the Systems Administration team on-call support on a rotating schedule.
14. Participates in after hour and weekend coverage as needed.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

The successful candidate will have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or MIS/IT from an accredited institution and have a minimum of five years' experience in administration of Microsoft Windows servers in a high availability enterprise environment or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

• Experience with Windows Systems Administration in a virtualized server environment using VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V;
• Practical experience in systems security including an understanding of audit systems, enhanced systems security, and network security issues;
• Proven excellent analytical and organizational skills;
• Attention to detail;
• Outstanding written and verbal communication;
• Technical writing skills;
• Presentation skills
• Incumbent must be proficient in leading implementation efforts for assigned projects using advanced communication and project management skills
• Experience in systems configuration and performance tuning; any working knowledge of hardware management software is preferred.
• Experience in Windows systems patch management administration.
• Experience in writing and maintaining PowerShell scripts and scheduled tasks.
• Experience in enterprise DNS and DHCP administration.
• Experience in Active Directory administration and Group Policy management.
• Working knowledge of firewall, load balancer and SSL compression technologies.
• Familiarity with network and systems security scanning and auditing tools.
• Experience with administrating enterprise-class Windows server hardware.
• Working knowledge of external storage (SAN, NAS, etc) from server configuration and administration perspective.

Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


HUMAN RESOURCE ADMINISTRATOR

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Office of Human Resource Management
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Position Number: 10-170
Open Date: June 3, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:
This is administrative and professional work in the area of compensation analysis, retirement plan management, maintaining the Human Resource Information System (HE Ellucian), and special project work as needed. Individual will assist departments with salary analysis, and also serve as a point-of-contact and assist subject matter experts with report writing and analyzing data flow for process improvement opportunities. The Human Resource Administrator will also have responsibility for accounting and audit-related activities.

Individual reports to and performs work under the direction of the Assistant Director of Compensation and Budget. Individual will also provide assistance to the Associate Director of HRIS for regularly assigned duties and special projects. Work is reviewed by conference, observation of results, and some internal self-audits.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

1. Provides overall support to Assistant Director of Compensation and Budget and the Associate Director by researching and resolving information system problems, unexpected results or process flaws; performs scheduled activities; recommends solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.

2. Recommends process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, and policy/procedure changes; serves as a key liaison within department and University community; works closely with Payroll Office, Office of Planning and Budget, and the Computing and Technology Services.

3. Writes, maintains, and supports a variety of reports in COGNOS and queries in Ellucian; assists in development of standard reports for ongoing department and customer needs; maintains data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.

4. Analyzes positions and salary data.

5. Participates in salary surveys and analyzes results.

6. Conducts biweekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual audits. Resolves retirement issues with vendors. Coordinates resolution with employee, HRIS, Payroll Office and Benefits Office.

7. Assists with discrimination testing and fee disclosure.

8. Compiles and maintains statistics including labor statistics, and AAUP.

9. Maintains and prepares reports for directory and union seniority lists.

10. Manages new or special projects.

11. Assists with benefit related processes including reviewing and preparing bills. Annually assists with work related to the preparation of Form 990.

12. Maintains awareness of current trends in compensation, payroll processing, and data processing. Continuously increases both HR knowledge and advanced application/tools knowledge. Participates in user group meetings/conferences.

13. As needed, assists with Human Resources Systems and Services staff activity.

14. Performs related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The successful candidate will have earned a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Accounting, Business or related field of study and two to three years of HRIS or HR generalist or specialist experience. One to two years of project management experience, systems implementation experience, payroll processing experience and PHR/SPHR certification is preferred, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the essential job functions. This includes but is not limited to the following: strong analytical skills; strong understanding of HR processes and data including eligibility and enrollment rules and benefit procedures in order to ensure correct implementation; ability to multitask and to prioritize daily tasks and special projects; willingness to manage requests for assistance when conflicts may arise; experience with HE Ellucian is highly desirable; thorough knowledge of MS Excel, WORD, Access and PowerPoint; Cognos preferred; effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills; previous exposure to project-related activities through active participation in system-related projects; strong knowledge of modern accounting and auditing principles and practices; experience in developing workflow processes; ability to perform research and statistical analysis is an essential function of this position;
strong customer service orientation and ability to work with committees and teams; ability to gain the respect of all constituencies; ability to work independently on responsible and confidential assignments.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Salary: Commensurate w/ experience
Location: CTS
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 10-160
Open Date: April 23, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes

NATURE OF WORK:

The Linux Systems Administrator position is highly technical in nature. Systems duties are performed on a variety of Linux systems with a primary focus on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system. General systems administration responsibilities include installation, configuration, operations and maintenance of networked Linux servers and enterprise software, systems diagnostics and troubleshooting including analysis of ongoing performance, capacity planning, and system/network interaction. In addition, the Linux Systems Administrator responds to security issues including authentication, authorization, and secure access.

The Linux Systems Administrator reports to the Manager, Systems Administration. The Linux Systems Administrator works as a member of a team that includes other systems personnel and frequently collaborates with other CTS teams and project stakeholders. The Systems Administration team is part of the team responsible for providing and maintaining the University's enterprise infrastructure environments.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  1. Performs server (standalone and virtual) design, installations, maintenance and upgrades for Linux systems.
  2. Maintains required systems security on all centralized Linux systems, which includes enabling and reviewing of audit trails, system logs, enhanced security setup and maintenance, access controls, and file protections and ownership.
  3. Supports all Linux servers and related hardware, primarily consisting of RHEL servers operating in a virtualized environment.
  4. Creates user and group accounts for Linux systems and applications as assigned; grants access to data and other resources as assigned; understands filesystem and network security.
  5. Works with hardware and software technical support service organizations as required solving problems or gathering information.
  6. Evaluates new products and technologies to determine impact on existing systems infrastructure.
  7. Shares technical and functional expertise, in both written and verbal format, with other members of the team as required; works within a team environment and in a professional manner.
  8. Leads or participates in systems design and systems implementation supporting large enterprise-wide projects.
  9. Project planning assistance developing project plans for the implementation of technology and systems.
  10. Takes the lead on mission-critical outages and/or related issues.
  11. Maintains excellent communication with CTS management on all tasks and projects.
  12. Accountable for management and resolution of Tier-2 support requests escalated by the CTS Help Desk.
  13. Participates in the Systems Administration team on-call support on a rotating schedule.
  14. Participates in after hour and weekend coverage as needed.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

1. The successful candidate will have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or MIS/IT.
2. Minimum of 5 years of related hands-on experience in the administration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems in a high-availability enterprise environment.
3. RHCSA, RHSE or similar certification preferred.
4. Applicants must have experience with Linux Systems Administration in a virtualized server environment using VMware.
5. Practical experience in systems security including an understanding of audit systems, enhanced systems security, and network security issues.
6. Proven excellent analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail, in addition to outstanding written and verbal communication, technical writing skills, and presentation skills required.

Incumbent must be proficient in leading implementation efforts for assigned projects using advanced communication and project management skills, or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions.

This includes, but is not limited to the following:
1. Experience with administrating enterprise-class Linux server administration.
2. Experience in systems configuration and performance tuning; any working knowledge of hardware management software is preferred.
3. Experience in Linux systems patch management and RPM package administration, including experience with Red Hat Satellite.
4. Experience in writing and maintaining scripts and scheduled tasks.
5. Experience in applying and documenting operating system security configurations, including basic firewall and SELinux configurations.
6. Experience with running Red Hat in an Active Directory integrated environment.
7. Working knowledge of firewall, load balancer and SSL compression technologies.
8. Working knowledge of IP networking including DNS, DHCP, IP routing, and VLANs.
9. Familiarity with network and systems security scanning and auditing tools.
10. Working knowledge of external storage (SAN, NAS, etc) from server configuration and administration perspective.

Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


HRIS APPLICATION SPECIALIST

Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Location: Human Resources
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 10-151
Open Date: March 12, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:

This is administrative and professional work in the area of maintaining the Human Resource Information system, Ellucian (Banner). Individual will serve as a technical point-of-contact and assist subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities. The HRIS Application Specialist also supports upgrades, patches, testing and other technical projects as assigned. Individual will also have responsibility for accounting and audit-related activities. Work is performed under the direction of the Associate Director of HRIS and is reviewed by conference, observation of results, and some internal self-audits.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  1. Writes, maintains and supports a variety of reports or queries in Cognos, Oracle Sequel, SQL; assists in development of standard reports for ongoing department and customer needs; maintains data integrity in systems by running queries and analyzing data.
  2. Assists in the review, testing and implementation of systems upgrades or patches; collaborates with functional and technical staff to coordinate application of upgrades; documents process and results.
  3. Provides overall support to Associate Director by researching and resolving information technology problems, unexpected results or process flaws; performs scheduled activities; recommends solutions or alternate methods to meet requirements.
  4. Recommends process/customer service improvements, innovative solutions, and policy/procedure changes; serves as a key liason within department and University community; works closely with Payroll Office, Computing and Technology Services, and the Office of Planning and Budget.
  5. Conducts intensive and complex audits of employee and department budgetary records; ensures that completed work confirms to established department and University standards.
  6. Maintains awareness of current trends in information technology with a focus on product and service development, delivery and support, and applies key technologies; examines trends in information systems training, materials and techniques. Through classes, reading, CBDs or other mechanisms, continuously increases both HR knowledge and information technology application/tools knowledge.
  7. Participates in user group meetings/conferences.
  8. Assists with data processing during critical periods, such as preparation for new fiscal and academic years.
  9. Performs related duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

The successful candidate will have earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business or related field of study from an accredited institution and three to five years of Information System Technology experience. HR experience is preferred but not required. One to two years of project management experience and/or systems implementation experience is also preferred. Alternately, the candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: Strong understanding of information technology database design, structure, functions and processes, and experience with database tools; and knowledge of SQL and Oracle Sequel. Preferred qualifications include experience with HE Banner, knowledge of Cognos, and some knowledge of HR processes and data, including eligibility/enrollment rules and benefit procedures, in order to ensure correct implementation. The candidate must also possess a thorough knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint; effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills; previous exposure to project-related activities through active participation in system-related projects; strong knowledge of modern accounting principles and practices; ability to perform research and statistical analysis; strong customer service orientation and ability to work with committees and teams; ability to gain the respect of all constituencies; ability to work independently on responsible and confidential assignments; sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community. Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


SUPERVISOR - BUILDING MAINTENANCE & CAMPUS UTILITY SYSTEMS

Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Location: Facilities Management
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 10-86
Open Date: November 13, 2013
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:

This is highly skilled and supervisory work that co-ordinates, supervises and oversees activities of the electrical maintenance, construction, repairs and alterations to university buildings and utility infrastructure including all electrical, domestic water, sewage, chilled water, hot water, and steam pipe distribution systems and the network of tunnels. This position will report to the Director of Maintenance and interacts and coordinates daily with all other maintenance supervisors to achieve department objective and goals.

The Building Maintenance and Campus Utility Systems Supervisor will be assigned the responsibility of planning and overseeing the work of various and multiple trade maintenance staff to ensure safe and efficient operations of the university. This position supervises, manages, and coordinates all campus electrical systems and any electrical contractors performing work on campus. This position is responsible for maintaining electrical source and switchgear equipment and cable to all university buildings or structures in such a manner that it will achieve the maximum on-line operating capacity, without undue risk of failures and assigned building maintenance or tasks. This position will share in supervising staff assignments to maintain the facilities on nontraditional or nominal second & third shifts, weekend shifts, university holy days, and university holidays. Work is reviewed for program effectiveness and overall results through observation, interaction, conferences, and reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  1. Coordinates, plans, schedules, assigns, manages multiple projects simultaneously, and supervises the work of electricians and maintenance mechanic employees or contractors/vendors engaged in preventive, planned, reactive, scheduled, unscheduled maintenance tasks, building remodeling, alterations, installation, painting, welding services, construction and utilities systems with any other work related to campus, university buildings or building electrical systems and associated equipment.
    Inspects all assigned buildings, areas and systems on a semi-annual basis and makes recommendations related to required campus, university building or utility system repairs, and any changes that will increase operational or electrical system efficiency and/or reduce maintenance operating costs.
  2. Responds in a timely manner to all requests from other university departments requesting or requiring building repairs, alterations, adjustments, painting, welding services or improvements to structures, areas or equipment inclusive of all electrical systems.
  3. Meets daily with employees scheduled to work and perform assigned administrative work.
  4. Ensures safe working conditions. Demonstrates & practices safe working habits.
  5. Coordinates building service and repair work with various university department heads.
  6. Attends and participates in departmental meetings. Represents department as needed at other meetings.
  7. Develops data recording methods and systems as operational requirements dictate and then consistently records and maintains any data (current and historical) as may be required to efficiently perform duties; submits necessary documentation as required by the Director of Maintenance, e.g. parts and equipment inventories, maintenance and repair lists, preventive maintenance work schedules, building inspection reports, records of events, and safety reports.
  8. Observes, supervises, teaches and provides training for assigned employees in a structured and professional manner. Consistently initiates and submits employee evaluation documentation as required, reviews work assignments for accuracy and timely completion, recommends career development opportunities to employees, and ensures high standards of attendance and performance.
  9. Performs other duties as needed.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

The successful candidate will have a high school or vocational school diploma, a PA approved apprenticeship or college degree and demonstrated extensive electro-mechanical knowledge; a minimum of 2 years of technical school with certificate of completion or Associate Degree in Electrical Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology. A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or closely related degree is preferred. Additional preferred qualifications include at least eight (8) years of experience in a multi-craft, multi-person maintenance & construction operation as a maintenance supervisor with multiple responsibilities in a large multi acre campus setting with multiple high rise buildings and higher education or hospital 24/7/365 operation experience. Extensive experience in maintaining underground utilities, repair and maintenance of buildings, and electrical systems operation and/or maintenance is also preferred. Alternately, the candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Extensive & verifiable knowledge of electrical systems and all related equipment.
  • Advanced knowledge of the methods and practices used in building maintenance, painting, repair, alterations and construction and be able to identify a campus need, service or repair and implement it.
  • Thorough knowledge of potential hazards and safety precautions required for maintaining a safe and efficient operation in maintenance and repair of large buildings and underground utilities.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of accepted supervisory methods, techniques and practices.
  • Advanced working knowledge of computers, and the ability to use them in energy management, maintenance management and administrative functions programs.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a confined space entrance certification, be able to work partial or complete shifts in confined spaces, tunnels, trenches, manholes or from lifts, heights or scaffolding.
  • Current possession of and ability to maintain a valid PA driver's license.
  • Ability to read, understand and adhere to schematics, drawings, specifications and blueprints.
  • Ability to analyze labor, material and time factors and to estimate costs and times required for utility repairs, painting, welding, and general construction.
  • Ability to develop a network of vendors and to work with existing vendors to obtain bids, budgets, estimates, and quotes.
  • Ability to occasionally lift items up to 70 pounds, sit, stand, crawl, kneel, bend, stretch, reach and walk for long periods of time in all weather conditions in occasionally noisy or dirty surroundings.
  • Ability to manage projects as assigned, including developing and adhering to budgets
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with university personnel, Facilities Management supervisors, contractors, utility personneland all other agencies.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally, in writing, and electronically.
  • Ability to maintain, prepare and submit records and reports in a time-sensitive environment as may be required.
  • Ability to plan, layout, assign and supervise the work of a diversified workforce. May need to supervise other employees normally supervised by other supervisors as required by the demands of the department.
  • Willingness to act as the On Call Supervisor for various shifts and weekends and respond appropriately.
  • Willingness to work the hours necessary to successfully fulfill the assigned responsibilities and duties.
  • Willingness to report to campus and manage unplanned or emergency "call-ins" to work as needed.
  • Willingness to attend continual training/classes and actively participate in them as selected or assigned.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and influence others.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Willingness to attend and successfully complete the University's "Foundations of Successful Leadership" course before first anniversary year of employment.
    Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.
  • Willingness to endorse and positively promote all Facilities Management policies, practices, and ethics.
  • Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER

Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Location: University Advancement
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: Varied
Position Number: 10-133
FLSA Status: Exempt
Notes: Accepting Resumes
Send Resume To: Careers@duq.edu

NATURE OF WORK:

The Major Gift Officer reports to the Associate Vice President for Development and is responsible for managing relationships with major gift prospects determined to have the ability to make gifts at or above the $25,000 level. This position is charged with developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of prospects, approximately 325, including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts for Duquesne University from alumni and friends.

Gift officers work independently and also as members of the University Advancement team, and coordinate their activities with those of other units within the division and the University. This position is primarily sedentary but does require the ability to travel and enter facilities which may not be ADA compliant.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  1. Works independently and is self-motivated in initiating contracts with potential donors.
  2. Manages a case load of active major gift prospective, and implement and execute strategies for solicitation of these prospects, ensuring regular interaction through personal visits, mail/email, telephone, campus visits, and other events.
  3. Assumes and achieves annual fundraising and activity goals, including $500,000 in new cash commitments and 125-150 prospect visits.
  4. Drafts proposals, briefings, contact reports and other correspondence for prospects.
  5. Balances cultivation time committed versus expected gift response, determines who should be involved in relationships with prospective donors and decides the most effective and productive use of travel time.
  6. Works in a collegial manner with the development team, key administrators, and volunteers in creating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and closure.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

The successful candidate will have earned a Bachelor's degree and have three to five years of proven experience in major gift fund raising, preferably in higher education, and in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of at least five-figure gifts, or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: a driver's license and satisfactory driving record; knowledge of IRS and FASB laws, rules and regulations is recommended, along with thorough knowledge of fundraising and solicitation policies, procedures and methods; broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and an ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle; outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as good listening, organizational and computer skills; ability to travel throughout the United States to visit alumni and friends; sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically; and the ability to establish and maintain effective communications with the University Community. Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.