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Senior Stewardship Program Manager

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
$58,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing date
Feb 11, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Values: 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 campus.
  • Creates, coordinates and assists with the development and execution of stewardship plans for a select portfolio of donors.
  • 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 Colorado Boulder.
  • 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 Stewardship Committee.
  • Contributes to the development and execution of a donor recognition matrix to ensure consistency and standardization across recognition programs.
  • Manages creative production, purchasing and installation for significant donor recognition, awards and gifts. Ensures goals and objectives for recognition align with donor preferences and established policies.
  • 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.
Impact Reporting
  • Produces special comprehensive and/or commemorative gift impact reports to strengthen university's relationships in partnership with the Principal Gifts and Advancement Marketing Communications.
  • 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.
Data & Reporting
  • 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 improvement.
  • 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 volunteers.
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 excellent benefits, including 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 Require
  • 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 clearly.
  • 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 organizations.
  • Knowledge of constituent-centered technologies and their deployment.
  • 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 stated above.
  • Experience with ThankView, Overture or other Stewardship Platforms.
  • Experience with Salesforce, Advance or other CRM database.
  • Experience working with a University, Boards or Donor Groups.
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