STA007330- Manager, Donor Recognition
Manages strategic planning for Donor Relations and Stewardship
to help deploy resources, develop evaluation measures and ensure
consistent high quality work. Ensures consistency in stewardship
communication strategies through publications, events and custom
engagement opportunities. Plans and executes strategies to work
independently and under limited timeframes to meet deadlines
ensuring project deliverables are met.The University of Houston's
Donor Engagement program seeks to appreciate, inform, meaningfully
engage and recognize current and prospective donors in the life of
the University of Houston. The University recognizes its fiduciary
responsibility to care for the investments that have been made and
entrusted to the institution. Consistent contacts and programs for
donors and prospective constituents are critical and valuable
components of the fundraising efforts and are focused on building
lifelong relationships with donors, instilling in them pride for
the institution, and trust that their gifts are being carefully and
responsibly managed. The Donor Engagement program is organized into
the following component areas: Donor Recognition and Events, Gift
Impact and Compliance, and Development Communications. This team is
a part of the Division of University Advancement's Strategic
Initiatives department, which encompasses strategic planning and
projects, campaign initiatives and planning, donor and volunteer
- Assists in bringing donor recognition societies to full
fruition including induction/welcome processes, calendaring and
executing annual communications and engagement plans, and
consistent evaluation of donor experience and needs.
- Utilizes specialized acknowledgements (both custom and
broad-based) to ensure that University donors are appropriately,
professionally and accurately thanked according to gift levels,
donor history and special circumstances.
- Coordinates communications and marketing needs of the Donor
Recognition Team in relation to recognition and engagement
- Collaborates with Donor Recognition Team in program execution
support such as appropriate development and editing of content,
collateral and mailing assembly, monthly data pulls for program
mailings, and internal education/awareness initiatives.
- Enhances program success by partnering with Donor Recognition
Team to develop special event concepts, plan details and
orchestrate successful logistical arrangements.
- Manages donor, prospect and volunteer gift programs, including
vendor indemnification, product development and distribution.
- Manages impact reporting, endowed chairs and professorships
recognition, and the President's Football pregame donor experience
in partnership with University Advancement.
- Evaluates and revises as needed multiple donor relations
efforts, to include gift acknowledgment process, publications,
online community, donor signage and a wide variety of recognition
opportunities based on best practices in the field.
- Prepares donor relations event briefing and top donor bio
documents for the Vice President and/or other executive staff as
- Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and
recommendations to strategic plans and reviews. Coordinates general
stewardship communications programs, including personalized
communications, letters, web-based information and an active social
media presence. Prepares reports and graphs as requested ensuring
accuracy of data and clarity of presentation. Assists in
implementing project protocols, templates and procedures. Performs
other job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree and 1 year experience.
Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical
and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional
discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional
discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained
through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college
or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training
program that is directly related to the type of work being
Experience: Requires a minimum of one (1) years of directly