The advancement and business offices offers administrative services to facilitate the educational work of the college.
The Advancement Office plans, organizes, implements, and supervises activities and programs to facilitate and formulate supportive relationships between the college and its constituency.
Within the Advancement Office, the development department maintains relationships with constituents through written and oral communication and fundraising activities. To help keep tuition as low as possible for students, this office annually makes personal visits with constituents for the Leadership Gifts Program, conducts a student phonathon to nearly 15,000 constituents, sends mailings to more than 5,000 constituents, and receives church offerings. Development personnel also oversee the Dordt Development Foundation (DDF) and the Dordt College Heritage Society.
Also within the Advancement Office, the Marketing and Communication Department helps to disseminate information via print and online publications, email, and social media about Dordt news and events to radio stations, newspapers, church bulletins, websites, and other public venues. This department also creates advertising for the college and assists in creating brochures, student recruitment publications, and much of this website. In conjunction with the Marketing and Communication Department, alumni and church relations personnel provide resources for alumni, organize special programs and activities that bring constituents to campus, and produce a constituency magazine, the Voice, published three times per year.
The Business Office is the financial arm of Dordt College, offering students information on tuition costs, payment plans, and educational tax credits. This department administers payroll for staff and student employees, as well as other fiscal services.
The Human Resources Department, adjacent to the Business Office, recruits, orients, and trains new staff as well as ensures compliance with state and federal regulations.