Donor Relations Coordinator I

Employer
Florida State University Foundation
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Dec 16, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration
Fields
Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

Job ID: 52576
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department
FSU Foundation

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Responsibilities

The Donor Relations Coordinator I will manage The Florida State University Foundation’s Presidents Club donor recognition society and serve as the liaison between donors and the central Foundation. The coordinator will collaboratively implement stewardship initiatives including acknowledging, reporting and recognizing donors to the FSU Foundation.

Manage Recognition Society Programs

Oversee and coordinate logistics of the Presidents Club, Vires, Artes, Mores and Westcott Society, the FSU Foundation’s donor recognition societies. Assemble and mail welcome packets to donors who achieve this level of giving. In collaboration with Donor Relations Director and other Foundation personnel, review and, as necessary, refine and develop donor benefits and recognition programs. Periodically review recognition society collateral material to determine if updates are needed.

Oversee monthly stewardship programs

Coordinate the mailing of birthday cards, sympathy cards, and holiday cards to key donors and log appropriately; Facilitate monthly matching gift letters and first-time donor recognition postcards; and Coordinate the mailing of first-time donor postcards.

Write letters and donor communication

As needed, write and review donor communications and letters. Backup to Donor Relations Coordinator II to write acknowledgement letters.

Administrative Tasks

Appropriately log donor contact information in Blackbaud CRM, the Foundation’s prospect management system, and keep constituent development officers (CDOs) appraised of donor issues and questions; Document new departmental processes/procedures and update existing ones; Pursue continuing education and training in Blackbaud CRM as well as best practices in donor relations; Protect confidential information; and Perform related duties as assigned.

Assistance toward departmental goals

Serve as primary stewardship contact for specific colleges/units and develop targeted stewardship programs tailored to their donors; Assist with the yearly endowment report project; and Assist in the planning, implementation and staffing of appropriate donor recognition and cultivation events that meet specific objectives.

Communications

Work with communication staff members to develop and refine donor content on oneFSU, our secure, online community; and Collaborate with OAR staff to develop messaging, collateral material and events that support donor relations initiatives.  

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience; or a high school diploma/equivalent and experience equal to six years. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)

Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Proficiency in the Microsoft Office products suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), or equivalent software.

Excellent communication skills to include verbal and written proficiency.

Excellent organizational and administrative/clerical skills.

Must be a self-starter and comfortable working independently as well as with a team.

Experience prioritizing, organizing and performing multiple work assignments simultaneously and in a detail-oriented environment.

Experience preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

*Applicants must upload a resume with their online application.*

Preferred

Experience in a private or public-sector fundraising organization or customer service environment.

Functional knowledge of constituent database software, preferably Blackbaud CRM. Experience using Microsoft Excel.

Professional donor relations experience in a university or foundation environment preferred.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news! Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

The hiring committee will review applications as received.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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