The A. James Clark School of Engineering has the largest number
of major gift donors at the University of Maryland, College Park
campus. The Coordinator, Stewardship, reporting to the Associate
Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship in the Office of External
Relations, organizes and carries out the College’s efforts to
effectively steward major gift and leadership level donors. The
position works closely with College, campus, and team partners to
recognize donors and convey the impact and importance of their
gifts to the College and our students.
The Coordinator is highly skilled in designing and crafting written
communication and meticulous in managing complex events and
activities. The position develops and writes strategic briefings to
prepare the Dean, Assistant Dean, and other university
administrators at the highest levels, and composes bespoke and
impactful acknowledgement letters to the Clark School’s most
This position is responsible for planning, administering, managing,
and executing critical donor relations events and activities
including small corporate events, the College-wide Scholarship and
Fellowship Luncheon [drawing more than 250 donors, all Dean’s
Circle events for the College’s largest donors, the Clark
Foundation Scholarship Day, and others as determined by the College
and campus leadership. As the primary point person for these
activities, the Coordinator oversees events on the day of, from
welcoming guests, problem-solving, directing event set-up and take
down, communicating with staff, organizing vendors, to event review
The Coordinator also works closely with campus and College partners
to manage the integrity of the gift agreement and gift acceptance
process. The position oversees the acknowledgement system for the
Clark School to record and recognize each gift in a timely manner
and ensure that funds are correctly allocated.
The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of
Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research,
innovation, and learning, delivering on a promise that all
graduates will leave ready to impact the Grand Challenges (e.g.,
energy, environment, security, and human health) of the 21st
century. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming
the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating
entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning
activities into new innovations that benefit millions.
Bachelor’s degree required.
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in administration, customer
service, journalism, or marketing, or in a fundraising
- A Master’s degree may substitute for 1 year of experience.
- Event management experience is also required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Excellent written and grammatical skills, with high attention
- Ability to display tact and professionalism in all
communications with university stakeholders.
- Ability to set priorities and handle multiple assignments and
deadlines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail and
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while establishing
and cultivating working relationships with internal and external
customers in a courteous, efficient and professional manner.
- Ability to exercise good judgment while operating in a flexible
and professional manner; able to handle sensitive matters with
discretion and confidentiality.
- Possess enthusiasm and a positive approach to work, diplomatic
in working with many different individuals with competing
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and specifically including
Excel, Powerpoint, etc.