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Job Descriptions
Sample Collection The Library maintains this collection of job descriptions for a variety of advancement positions.

CASE Seeks Advancement Job Descriptions
Article,  BriefCASE Article CASE is updating its collection of job descriptions for all disciplines—advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing. Members are encouraged to share their job descriptions by emailing them to

The Case against Job Descriptions
Advancement Weekly Article Organizations have grown too used to focusing on job candidates' skills and overlooking context, writes a Harvard University scientist.

CURRENTS Article Advice on editorial policies for sources reviewing stories; a website that generates inflated university titles; and acknowledgement of the struggles many students face in juggling studies and outside responsibilities.

Craft Job Posts to Attract Better Applicants
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Employers should write job listings that focus on what they can offer candidates, according to a new study.

What’s the Idea?
CURRENTS Article Aimee Griffiths, director of alumnae relations for Ursuline Academy of Dallas, recently restructured her alumnae board and shares a short lesson.

Give Top Performers Substantive Work
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should give their best employees work assignments that correspond to their advanced abilities and appetites, says a CASE author.

Office Space: Social Connection
CURRENTS Article In this column, a young social media coordinator discusses the mistaken notion that age should be a factor when it comes to working in social media and offers advice to people working in the field and the people who manage them.

Be Careful When Rewarding Employees with Fancy Titles
Advancement Weekly Article,  Article Managers should think twice before offering exaggerated, important-sounding or unusual job titles to employees in place of raises or bonuses, say leadership professionals.

Manager's Portfolio: You Are Not Your Job
CURRENTS Article Most managers squeeze people into an existing organizational chart rather than finding the structure that will best accommodate employee skills. By comparing staff members’ abilities with office needs, managers can better assemble the right mix of people and bring out employees’ untapped talents. The article lists five broad skill areas important to an efficient advancement team and describes how different advancement disciplines use these skills.

Sample Collection_JDs

The Library maintains a collection of job descriptions for many advancement positions.

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