Assistant Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations
The Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations will be
an important part of the team that develops and implements
strategic, timely, and meaningful acknowledgement of donors, with
activities ranging from acknowledgement letters to complex annual
reports for large endowments or scholarships, to programmatic
events. Under the supervision of the Director of Stewardship, the
Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations will oversee
and manage processes and programs, and will assist with
implementing the overall stewardship plan across the
- Assist the advancement stewardship and donor relations team
with managing, tracking, and updating the overall stewardship
- Partners with Director, Stewardship and Donor Relations and
gift officer colleagues to provide planning and overall
programmatic support for events related to donor stewardship, in
conjunction with the University Advancement special events
- Ensures appropriate and timely acknowledgement and
correspondence for the university's donors. Facilitates the central
acknowledgement process for vice president acknowledgements.
Produces “In Memory” and “In Honor” correspondence for the director
of stewardship and donor relations.
- Manage the student acknowledgement letter process and serve as
liaison to students for updates for biographical information and
- Assists with stewardship plans, and financial and impact
reports and production of over 350 annual endowment reports, and
reports for current use funds. This includes data requests,
tracking report progress, formatting, printing, and mailing
- Enhances donor relations by maintaining excellent relations
with a multitude of internal and external stakeholders to promote
partnerships and collaborations in gift reporting, signage and
recognition, and engagement activities that includes events.
- Works with colleagues to ensure the highest standards of
quality and accuracy in information provided to donors in
- Supports the stewardship and donor relations team and, by
extension, the Division of University Advancement, to achieve
strategic and fundraising goals, as well as campaign
goals/objectives, through positive and productive interaction and
collaboration with all departmental staff.
- Manages data for the Stewardship and Donor Relations team,
including reporting and metrics, making sure stewardship reports
are accurately recorded in fundraising database.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree and one (1) to three (3)
years of professional work experience; the innate ability to
self-start, task-manage, and work independently as well as with a
team; and a level of ease with networking and building strong
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent writing,
editing, and verbal communication skills as well as strong project
management skills. Work requires excellent problem solving and
organization skills; ability to handle multiple projects and
consistently meet deadlines; the ability to work under pressure
with minimal supervision.
S/he must be highly organized, task-oriented, and deadline driven.
A can-do attitude, a desire to learn and explore all aspects of
stewardship and donor relations. A high regard for confidentiality
and sensitivity in dealing with donors and colleagues in a
Must have experience and comfort level with using a database,
proficiency with the Google suite of products and with the
Microsoft suite of applications.
Preferred Qualifications: Development office experience, especially
in a higher education or nonprofit environment; experience with
Raiser’s Edge or similar database environments; event planning
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