The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of
has an exciting opportunity available
for a Donor Relations Specialist
Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The Donor Relations
Specialist is a critical staff member who stewards all donors to
the School of Dentistry to thank them for their gift and inform
them of how their gift is used. This individual is also a critical
connection to endowment donors who generously give permanent funds
within the UMB Foundation to provide scholarship support and money
for patient care, teaching, and research. This individual is the
primary relationship manager with these important alumni and
friends of the School of Dentistry. This individual performs many
important tasks, including annual reports on major grants given to
the School of Dentistry, such as the multi-million-dollar ones from
the Maryland E-Innovation Fund (MEIF).
offers a comprehensive benefits package
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
UMB employees are strongly
encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19
vaccinations and booster doses. Employees whose job duties
require them to work in clinical settings or at clinical or field
sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those
sites. For additional information on protocols and exemptions,
please visit the https://www.umaryland.edu/coronavirus/content/testing-hygiene-and-health/umb-vaccination-mandate.php
Coordinates information tracking
processes regarding acknowledgment, recognition, on-going
communications and continued stewardship of past and current major
and planned giving donors to enhance their relationship with the
University and increase the likelihood of continued
Design, document and implement a
systematic and integrated donor relations program that encompasses
donor acknowledgments, endowment status reports, communications and
Devise and use consistent, accurate
and appropriate information-sharing mechanisms for stewarding
prospects and donors.
Generate creative solutions for
stewarding and recognizing donors, strategically and proactively
lead donor engagement strategies, and assist the School-based
philanthropy staff in establishing and coordinating individualized
stewardship plans for major and planned giving donors. Coordinate
and manage all stewardship mailing and outreach activities,
including regular communication and special events.
Work collaboratively with the
Associate Dean to compose letters to major donors and create donor
awards and recognition at appropriate giving levels.
Manage memberships in the alumni and
stewardship programs and other giving clubs, committees, and
affiliations in the donor database.
Track special acknowledgments;
prepare special acknowledgements; be aware of need for special
acknowledgments when necessary.
Prepare endowment report templates,
maintain endowment information in the donor database, and prepare
the endowment reports to donors.
Ensure strategic alignment with
School- and University-wide goals and objectives.
Develop metrics and associated
quality assurance monitoring to evaluate ongoing programs and
controls. Assist in compilation and preparation of donor analyses,
trends, and reports.
Prepare for meetings, provide daily
administration and support activities for the office, and oversee
procurement purchases and expenses.
Performs other duties as
: Bachelor's degree.
: Three (3) years progressively
building a background in the various philanthropic functions or
customer or client relations. Experience with donor or customer
data maintenance, donor relations and stewardship, gift
administration, or advancement services preferred. Prior
experience in higher education preferred.
Equivalent years of related experience may be substituted for a
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: Mid $50,000s to mid $60,000s,
commensurate with education and experience.
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.