The RAND Corporation is seeking an Associate Director of Donor
Relations to support RAND Development’s fundraising objectives.
Working with the RAND Development team, the Associate Director of
Donor Relations will work closely with the donor relations team and
major giving team to help facilitate numerous projects including
donor recognition, gift reporting, events, and donor
communications. This position reports to the Senior Executive
Director, Development Operations. The successful candidate will be
highly detailed oriented, able to plan and execute projects
independently and comfortable engaging with donors.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Help the Director of Donor Relations develop and implement a
donor relations strategy
Manage day-to-day donor relations tasks including facilitating
gift acknowledgment, website updates, mailings, publication alerts,
Proactively collaborate with the major giving team to create
stewardship reports, donor engagement plans, video content, and
personalized donor communications.
Work with the Director of Donor Relations and foundations team
to help create and implement stewardship plans for foundation
grants and gifts.
Manage tools, templates, and content for major giving and
foundations team to use in building stewardship reports.
Partner with annual giving and alumni relations on mass
Plan and coordinate large virtual events for engaging annual
donors and small in-person events for stewarding major
Coordinate with internal partners to ensure proper
administration of donor funded projects and activities.
Execute annual endowment stewardship reports project and donor
public recognition project.
Assist Director of Donor Relations with planning and writing of
donor communications, reports, donor recognition pieces, thank you
Manage donor relations communications lists, database tracking
for donor relations, communications schedules, event logistics, and
Other special projects as assigned.
Interest in developing a career in the field of fundraising;
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications
skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with donors and
Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, resourcefulness,
curiosity, openness to learning and flexibility;
Affinity for technology and computers and understanding of
exporting and analyzing data, list generation/review and mail
merges with ability and eagerness to quickly learn software and
Detail oriented with the ability to plan, organize and work on
multiple projects and report to multiple people simultaneously;
make effective timely decisions and meet deadlines under general
guidance and supervision in a dynamic and ever-changing
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for events upon
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products;
Must be able to pass a background check.
Bachelor's degree required
1-2 years of relevant experience required
Santa Monica, CA
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