Work-Study Scholarship for Development Office
The Development and Communications Office has a an eight-week work-study scholarship available for Fall and Spring Concentrations. The work-study scholarship recipient is required to work 20-25 hours per week in the development office during the concentration session.
Assists with planning and preparation for Penland Friends parties
Assists with concentration scholarship auction
Assists with annual donor appeal program
Assists with donor calls soliciting gifts
Assists in special events mailings and preparation
Assists with database support for development office – address changes, note entry, etc. If applicant has experience with Raisers Edge software, higher level tasks will be assigned
Clerical and administrative duties such as filing, copying, etc.
Assists with others duties and tasks as determined by development office
Past experience with development office work is preferred but not required
Comfort in phone calls to potential donors
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Emotional maturity, self confidence, and a sense of humor
Commitment to confidentiality
Knowledge of donor database software - Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge fundraising software is preferred.
Proven ability to work with diverse groups of individuals.
This position requires the applicant walk unaided up and down hills and over uneven terrain, bend, stoop, reach above their head, have use of fine and gross motor skills, and work in close quarters. The applicant must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word with correction. The applicant must be fluent in English. While performing the duties of this job, the applicant is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The applicant is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently. The applicant must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects or boxes.
This work-study scholarship will be available during each Fall and Spring concentration. To apply, fill out a work-study application including all of the required materails, making sure that your letter addresses experience relevant to this postion. Please write on your application: "Interested in development work-study position."
If you have questions, contact Mike Davis, director of development, at 828-765-2359 or