Institutional Advancement Manager

Office of Institutional Advancement

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for an Institutional Advancement Manager. Blackburn College is looking for a team player willing to assume a broad array of responsibilities in supporting a high functioning Institutional Advancement team. Must be organized, detail oriented, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Must be an excellent communicator, able to work with alumni, donors, and vendors as well as internal constituencies, and willing to train and mentor student workers as part of Blackburn’s student-managed Work Program.

The IA Manager has primary responsibility for managing RE NXT donor management database software (experience with Blackbaud preferred) and ensuring proper processing, tracking, and acknowledgement of all gifts to the College as well as data management and reporting. Qualified candidates will be outgoing, comfortable working in a team environment but also able to work independently, and have excellent coordination and decision-making skills.

Blackburn College seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations, including a description of what diversity means to you, a resume, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers/email addresses of three to five references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 110, Carlinville, IL 62626 or email Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Phone calls or walk-ins are not accepted.

Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small rural community. Carlinville has been listed as one of the “Best Small Towns in America.” It is the seat of Macoupin County and is within an easy drive to St. Louis, Missouri, and Springfield, Illinois