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Director, Stewardship

Pomona College
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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Director, Stewardship

ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:  Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Director of Stewardship designs, develops, and leads a comprehensive stewardship program designed to connect, acknowledge, recognize, build, and develop meaningful relationships with donors at Pomona College.

As a collaborative, donor-centric, and relationship-building leader, the Director manages the Stewardship team as a well-integrated part of Pomona College’s overall fundraising program and provides vision and leadership in preparation for the most aspirational, comprehensive campaign in the history of the College. Working dynamically, effectively, and proactively across a diverse network of Advancement colleagues, donors, volunteers, staff, faculty, and other key stakeholders, the Director will design, build, and lead a customer-service oriented and successful donor-centric model of stewardship.

The Director is responsible for the leadership, strategy, and delivery of stewardship programs, individualized stewardship plans, and activities designed to ensure donors feel how much the College appreciates their gifts, and to help them understand the impact of their philanthropic support. Serving as a key thought partner and architect of stewardship experiences, the Director will build a program of excellence, foster a culture of stewardship, and develop highly personalized stewardship strategies, networks, and plans to support and cultivate relationships with major and principal donors, as well as help thank, recognize, and celebrate donors at all levels. The position requires management experience and the demonstrated ability to facilitate a healthy team-environment, to supervise and inspire employees towards excellence, and to lead by example.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Education/Licenses/Certificates: Master’s degree is preferred. Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience is required.  Experience: A minimum of 10 years of demonstrable leadership experience with increasing responsibility in stewardship/donor relations. 10 years of experience at an academic institution is preferred.  Application: A résumé, cover letter, and at least 2 writing samples must be submitted.

REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Holiday, weekend, and evening work hours may be required; travel may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.

ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS:  Regular, full-time, non-exempt position.  Starting pay rate: $106,000/annual salary.  Please submit your resume, cover letter, and at least 2 writing samples must be submitted.

POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS:  Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more! 

Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.

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