Senior Stewardship Officer

University of Maryland, Baltimore
Maryland, United States
$63,000.00 - $73,000.00
Closing date
Aug 16, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Dentistry is hiring a Senior Stewardship Officer to join the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The Senior Stewardship Officer oversees the stewardship and donor relations program for the unit, including stewarding Annual Fund and endowment donors. The Officer coordinates high-profile philanthropic events, such as faculty investitures and the annual scholarship recognition event. The Officer serves as the main point of contact for donors to the School, creating annual endowment reports and developing strategic engagement to promote donor retention, and oversees the annual scholarship process for the School in partnership with other offices.    UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).   UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
  Essential duties:
    Develop comprehensive and individualized stewardship strategies for University or school’s top donors to include multi-touch annual strategies. Execute partnership with major gift and planned giving officers to develop and implement a comprehensive stewardship plan that targets and strengthens long-term relationships with major donors. Maintain personal contact with each major gift donor at least annually either in person or by telephone encouraging additional gifts, endowments, and/or new funds. Support a process that prompts executives and assists them in maintaining personal contact with major donors and volunteers. Establish standards, policies, and procedures for stewarding and recognizing donors at all levels with specific emphasis on leadership and major gift donors. Design, implement, coordinate, and execute donor-centered stewardship programs, including major gift and planned giving donors that acknowledge, recognize, celebrate, and communicate the impact of gifts and expand donor relationships. Ensure that details of stewardship plans are compiled and communicated to all involved parties, and that the plan is documented, implemented, and included in the moves management system. Collaborate with major gift and planned giving staff to develop acknowledgment and recognition procedures for major and leadership gifts that are consistent across audiences. Prepare personal acknowledgment and stewardship letters for signature by executives, board members, and key volunteers. Coordinate messaging for endowment updates annually. Work in partnership with major gift, planned giving, and other philanthropy staff to identify and develop recognition opportunities. Organize a team effort to develop stewardship plans for donors at various recognition levels within the major gift program. Work collaboratively to compose letters to major donors and create donor awards and recognition at appropriate giving levels. Collaborate with UMB Philanthropy Office to obtain and coordinate data, refine reports, and ensure consistent UMB messaging. May manage donor portfolios as assigned by the school. Cultivate and solicit past major gift donors to increase support to existing endowments. Performs other duties as assigned.
  Qualifications    Education: Bachelor's degree.   Experience: Five (5) years progressively building a background in the various philanthropic functions, preferably in higher education, with at least two (2) years of experience with donor relations and stewardship.   Other:  No substitution of experience for minimum education requirement.   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.   Hiring Range: Low $60,000s to low $70,000s, commensurate with education and experience.     UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

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