The University of Colorado Boulder's Donor Relations team
encourages applications for a Senior Stewardship Program Manager!
The Department of Donor Relations is proud of its donor-centric
approach to fundraising, and the Stewardship Program Manager is
central to maintaining this culture. This position will be
responsible for the development and management of the University’s
core stewardship and recognition programs. This will require a mix
of tasks including robust administration and planning, emotive and
engaging writing, and project management. This position reports to
the Senior Director of Donor Relations.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities. Who We Are About the Office
of Donor Relations
: Together, we partner to provide
meaningful solutions and strategy that accelerates and sustains
purposeful impact, honoring and amplifying the donor experience in
an authentic, creative, and conscientious manner. At our core, we
are a responsive, flexible, and trusted team committed to
collaborating with friends on- and off-campus to create
transformation that surprises and delights. Our
: Respect, Partnership, hard-working, Joy, Kindness,
Transformation What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Duties & Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not
limited to: Stewardship
- Manages core stewardship programs for the CU Boulder
- Creates, coordinates and assists with the development and
execution of stewardship plans for a select portfolio of
- Researches and strives to identify strategic engagement
opportunities for highly invested donors.
- Maintain a solid understanding of meaningful examples of impact
made possible through philanthropic support to the University of
- Collaborates with Advancement event staff and Advancement
Marketing & Communications to ensure stewardship messaging and
examples of impact are thoughtfully integrated.
- Acts as liaison between system offices and campus units on
special reports, including impact reports, and the System wide
- Contributes to the development and execution of a donor
recognition matrix to ensure consistency and standardization across
- Manages creative production, purchasing and installation for
significant donor recognition, awards and gifts. Ensures goals and
objectives for recognition align with donor preferences and
- Develops and maintains a list of vendors for personalized donor
gifts. Organize and order donor gifts as appropriate.
- Advises colleagues on industry trends regarding donor
recognition, engagement, acknowledgment, and stewardship.
Data & Reporting
- Produces special comprehensive and/or commemorative gift impact
reports to strengthen university's relationships in partnership
with the Principal Gifts and Advancement Marketing
- May develop, coordinate or gather information for reports from
faculty, department and/or unit partners as necessary.
- Key collaborator in developing and implanting strategy for
impact reporting for the Boulder campus.
- Strives to ensure all stewardship activities are recorded in
the database in a timely manner and are accurately maintained.
- Lead contact and coordinator for digital stewardship
initiatives including ThankView and other platforms.
- Contributes to the development and refinement of technical
solutions for stewardship operations for CU Boulder.
- Performs administrative tasks which may consist of
correspondence, composing and maintaining external lists, internal
documents and processes.
- Follows guidelines from the department manager regarding
budgeted revenue and expenses associated with subject program and
events. Reviews “budget-to-actual” status on a monthly basis and
advises management of any significant concerns. Reviews
effectiveness of program and makes suggestions for modification and
- As a member of the Donor Relations team, attends events when
needed and works as an engagement partner at the events.
- With the Senior Director, coordinate and lead a monthly
Stewardship Roundtable meeting involving all Donor Relations
colleagues across campus and be a resource for Donor Relations
colleagues across the Boulder campus.
- May assign/schedule work for employees, student assistants, or
What You Should Know All University of Colorado Boulder employees
are required to comply with the campus
COVID-19 vaccine requirement
. New employees must provide proof
of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within
30 days of employment. This position offers a hybrid work
environment with both on-campus and remote work hours. What We Can
Offer The salary range for this position is $58,000 - $66,000
annually. Relocation assistance is available for eligible
candidates. Benefits The University of Colorado offers
medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO
Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest
employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher
education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
. What We
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Three years of professional experience in a stewardship or
event planning role.
- A combination of experience and/or education will substitute
for the degree on a year-for-year basis.
What You Will Need
- Collaboration skills, including the ability to work with others
from different areas and backgrounds to reach a common goal.
- Digital literacy, including the ability to use Microsoft Office
programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and learn and
experiment with new software and systems.
- Interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate
interaction, communication, and teamwork between others.
- Oral, written, and listening communication skills, including
the ability to accurately interpret what others are saying and
convey messages, information, concepts, and details accurately and
- Organizational skills, including the ability to set and meet
goals and due dates, manage appointments, create schedules,
coordinate and facilitate meetings, and make decisions.
- Ability to manage multiple concurrent and competing tasks and
responsibilities, and adapt to changing priorities while
maintaining personal effectiveness.
- Ability to prioritize work and stay on task when completing
special projects and daily assignments.
- Knowledge of the principles of managing service focused
- Knowledge of constituent-centered technologies and their
- Knowledge of how support-and technological activities serve a
larger public-service oriented mission.
What We Would Like You To Have
- 4+ years of professional experience in a stewardship or event
planning role and/or experience closely related to the duties
- Experience with ThankView, Overture or other Stewardship
- Experience with Salesforce, Advance or other CRM database.
- Experience working with a University, Boards or Donor