Advancement Communication Specialist

St. Ambrose University   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on June 9, 2024
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At St. Ambrose University, we are more than just an institution of higher learning; we are a beacon for those seeking to impact the world significantly.  Guided by our foundation beliefs and values, our mission and vision reflect our dedication to fostering an inclusive, ethical, and dynamic learning environment. Join our dynamic team and help us communicate our mission and achievements to a broader audience.

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Advancement Communication Specialist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies that support our advancement goals, including fundraising, alumni relations, and community engagement. This role requires a creative communicator with exceptional writing skills and a passion for storytelling.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and executing comprehensive communication plans to support fundraising campaigns, donor relations, and alumni engagement.
  • Creating compelling content for various channels, including newsletters, social media, websites, speeches, and annual reports.
  • Collaborating with the advancement team and other key departmental and university personnel to identify and highlight key stories, achievements, and milestones.
  • Managing and updating content on the organization's website and social media platforms to ensure consistent messaging and branding.
  • Coordinating the production of marketing materials, including brochures, flyers, and videos.
  • Assisting in planning and executing events that promote donor and alumni engagement.
  • Monitoring and analyzing communication metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns and adjust strategies as needed.
  • Maintaining a strong understanding of industry trends and best practices in advancement communication.


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in communications.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in digital communication tools and platforms, including social media, content management systems (CMS), and email marketing software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Creative thinker with a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling.


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match.
  • Tuition remission.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Access to campus amenities, cultural events, and recreational activities.

If you are ready to join a dynamic team and make a difference, apply today.

Position is open until filled.

St. Ambrose actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups.


St. Ambrose University

518 W. Locust St.
Davenport , IA