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Posting Date: December 8, 2020                        Posting End Date:  February 8, 2021

Position: Gift Accountant                                             Department: Development

Status: Full-time; Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Gift Accountant will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

  • Daily reconciliation and verification of receipt of all contributions and correspondence
  • Mail, online, transfer of stock, electronic transfers, etc.
  • Daily processing of contributions using the Raiser’s Edge (RE) database
  • Cash, securities, insurance premiums, web payments, pledges, etc.
  • Daily processing of receipts and acknowledgements to all constituents
  • Daily preparation of transmittal to the Office of Business & Fiscal Affairs
  • Maintaining an accurate chart of accounts (gift reconciliation) with Accounting
  • Communicating with existing and potential donors
  • Research/Reporting
  • Manual and electronic filing of documents
  • Flexible in accepting additional assignments and willing to work extended hours during peak periods (specifically during events and at the end of the fiscal and calendar year)
  • Prepare daily and weekly reports of gifts received
  • Complete timely follow-up as needed to resolve discrepancies
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree with experience in accounting and business administration
  • Two to three years of relevant experience with database management (preferably Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software)
  • Professional in conduct and appearance
  • Must have the ability to maintain donor confidentiality
  • Fully knowledge of CASE (Fundraising Reporting) and FASB (accounting) Regulations
  • Must have the ability to identify and prevent audit findings
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Moderate to advanced proficiency using The Raiser’s Edge/Net Community or other fundraising software/CRMs      
  • Working knowledge industry and office practices
  • Ability to follow policies and defined business processes
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff and the public
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to represent the Office of Advancement and Development in a friendly, courteous and professional manner

Commensurate with education, training and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:        Fax: 334-724-4319
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.