Job Opening: Fundraising and Education Outreach Coordinator, Center for East Asian Studies

Institution:   University of Kansas, Center for East Asian Studies
Location:  Kansas
Position: Fundraising and Education Outreach Coordinator

Department:  Center for East Asian Studies
Official Title:  Membership/Donor Coordinator
Working Title:   Fundraising and Education Outreach Coordinator
FTE: 1.0, full time, 40 hours week

Position Overview:

The Fundraising and Education Outreach Coordinator position assists with the education outreach component of the Title VI grant housed by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Kansas, and fundraising activities for CEAS inclusive of research funds, planned giving, events, and seeking support from foundations, charitable organizations, governments, and individuals.

Job Description:

Job Description/Duties

Fundraising (75%)

  • Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, history of foundations, charitable organizations, or other data related to potential donors, investors, or general donor markets.
  • Develop fundraising programs and strategies.
  • Direct or supervise fundraising staff, including volunteer staff members.
  • Recruit sponsors, participants, or volunteers for fundraising events.
  • Compile or develop materials to submit to granting or other funding organizations.
  • Secure speakers for charitable events, community meetings, or conferences to increase awareness of charitable, nonprofit, or political causes.
  • Write reports or prepare presentations to communicate fundraising program data.
  • Coordinate transportation or delivery of materials, supplies, or donations for fundraising events.
  • Write speeches, press releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, or goals of organizations seeking funds.
  • Direct or coordinate web-based fundraising activities, such as online auctions or donation Web sites.
  • Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors.
  • Plan and direct special events for fundraising, such as silent auctions, dances, golf events, or walks
  • Contact corporate representatives, government officials, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs
  • Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships.
  • Identify and build relationships with potential donors.
  • Monitor budgets, expense reports, or other financial data related to fundraising.

Education Outreach (25%)

  • Implement Title VI education outreach activities.
    • Develop content and materials for special outreach programs such as workshops, meetings and conferences
    • Ascertain that each outreach activity is managed within the budget
    • Assist with the evaluation of workshops, meetings, and conferences
  •  Establish and maintain effective relationships with representatives of community and social and civic organizations.
  • Engage community members in outreach programs to increase their knowledge.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in public relations, liberal arts, communications, business, public policy, or relevant field.
  2. Minimum of one year experience in public relations, or organizing fundraising or event planning.
  3. Demonstrated ability and knowledge of East Asia inclusive of history, economic development, and/or politics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Previous experience in grant writing, budget, and financial reporting
  2. Previous experience with problem-solving, including flexibility in response to unexpected situations
  3. Preferred Skills:
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented

Additional Candidate Instructions:

Evaluation of the position requirements will be made through:  1) a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet the required qualifications, 2) CV/resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Complete the online application at: and include the required documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin on August 18, 2017 and continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

Contact: So-Min Cheong; Director, KU Center for East Asian Studies;


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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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