Xavier University of Louisiana is accepting applications for the position of Advancement Scholarship Specialist. The purpose of the Advancement Scholarship Specialist is to provide internal expertise for business processes during all stages of donor cultivation and stewardship. This individual will support post-gift activities such as gift documentation, fund creation, and post-gift information dissemination among campus and XULA donors.
The Scholarship Specialist will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating annual and endowed scholarship awards and academic programs while striving for continuous improvement. The incumbent will play a significant role in conducting financial stewardship efforts along with promoting the University's mission and collaborate closely with the Executive Director, Offices of Financial Aid, Admissions and Fiscal Services to support the overall stewardship and recognition plan of the Office of Institutional Advancement. AA/EOE
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in accounting, business, communications, marketing, public relations, or a related discipline.
2-3 years of reconciliation and reporting experience preferred.
Exceptional writing and editing skills.
Strong Accounting analytical, communication and people skills.
Creative and strategic thinking abilities.
Strong problem-solving, organizational and project management skills.
Ability to coordinate multiple projects.
Ability to gather and analyze data and generate reports.
Must be able to take the initiative to coordinate processes.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Professional attitude and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, and as a team member.
Intermediate to advanced level skills in Word and Excel programs.
Strong skills in Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suite programs.
Familiarity with relational databases, Raisers Edge preferred; and
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1925, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. The only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States, XULA is a private, liberal-arts based, co-educational institution offering 40 undergraduate majors, 5 master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program. More than one-half of its 3,100 students are from Louisiana, but it draws students from nearly all fifty states and 35 countries. Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts: • #1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school (AAMC data 2019). • Among the nation’s top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees. (2018) • #1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African American students in the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics. ...(2018) • #3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines. (2018) • The Department of Physics is #1 in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences, according to the American Institute of Physics. (2018) Xavier is consistently ranked by the American Chemical Society as one of the top 25 universities in the nation. • The 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges named Xavier among its 300 “best and most interesting” four-year colleges and universities. • Xavier was also singled out as one of the nation’s 385 best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2020 edition of its annual “The Best 385 Colleges”. • College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, ranks Xavier as the nation’s #3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities) (2019). It also ranks Xavier as #3 among all Louisiana colleges. • College Factual ranks both Xavier’s biology and chemistry programs as program as No. 1 in Louisiana. (2019) • Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer lists Xavier as one of only 90 colleges and universities nationwide profiled as “transfer friendly” in this guide to the college transfer process by the Kaplan Educational Foundation. • The Student Loan Report ranks #Xavier 12 out of 800 Private schools who left graduates with the least amount of private student loan debt, a form of financial aid known for higher interest rates and less forgiving repayment programs. (2018) • Zippia.com named Xavier's Psychology Program as #1 in Louisiana. (2018) • Learn.org ranks Xavier Among the Top 50 STEM schools in the U.S. (2019) • The Edvocate ranks Xavier as the nation’s No. 3 Catholic University. (2019) • Zippia.com rates Xavier #1 in Louisiana in its 2019 report, “Best College in Each State for Getting a Job”.