Position Summary: The Stewardship and
Alumni Engagement manager will be responsible for managing the
overall strategy for alumni engagement, next generation business
and annual giving. The strategy will include building a
pipeline of new relationships and giving from alumni and new donors
while helping enhance current stewardship practices.
- Lead and work with the team in developing new strategies to
deepen existing relationships and uncover new ones that resonate
with BU’s mission.
- Build long-term relationships with donors and prospects.
- Plan and organize major community outreach projects,
activities, and events for alumni, donors, and
- Develop stewardship communication pieces including reports,
requests, and updates for donors, prospects, and events to sustain
and grow current base of support.
- Develop and implement creative recognition plans for
Alumni and Community Engagement &
- Create and manage annual engagement approaches and giving
programs for new and existing donors that are aligned with BU’s
mission and strategic plan.
- Create and manage implementation of strategies to engage
current and new constituents to support BU.
- Create and manage an innovative system of engagement for BU’s
60,000+ alumni leading them to stronger relationships and
- Create and manage innovative donor-centered community
engagement strategies to reach next-generation business and
community leaders aligned with BU’s mission.
- Work with Director Advancement Services on developing systems
of sharing information with other departments in identification and
communicating relationship-building activities and the use of donor
- Work with the Vice President of Advancement to identify donor
interests to feed projects and fundraising campaigns.
- Assist is raising annual and major gift funds in support of
University’s funding priorities.
- Performs other related duties as requested by the VP,
Individual Contributor Competencies:
- Relationship Builder with passion and
charisma; superior communication skills to express, both orally and
in writing. Articulating and exuding the mission of Bellevue
University and its innovative educational model with clarity and
persuasion; ability to credibly and compellingly present the
Bellevue story to external and internal constituencies.
- Demonstrated ability to create and manage
engagement strategies for alumni, friends, and new donors.
- Demonstrated Track Record of Success with a
proven record of accomplishment in individual, corporate, or
foundation relations; planning, implementation, management, and
successful conclusion of a major campaign is highly desirable.
- Action-Oriented, hard-working with an ability
to make decisions in a fast-paced, changing, and interactive
environment; self-starting, self-motivating with the ability to
show results on time and in a highly ethical and professional
manner; customer-focused, dedicated to meeting and exceeding
expectations and requirements of internal and external
- Demonstrated the Ability to Collaborate and
work well with the department and cross-functional teams; ability
to develop trust and strong collaborative working
- Strong Competency in Leading Others to a place
of giving that is comfortable for them; driven to operate through
organized planning where monitoring progress and results in a
deadline-driven environment is natural.
- Initiative - Takes prompt action to accomplish
tasks and meet goals and objectives.
- Service Orientation – Applies effective
interpersonal and problem-solving skills when responding to
customers and is committed to customer satisfaction.
- Quantity/Quality of Work - Pays close
attention to detail. Strives to achieve accuracy and
consistency in all tasks.
- Benefactor Focus - the ability to keep the
donor at the center of what we do, and why we do it. Exhibits
passion for improving and creating lasting partnerships with
individuals, foundations, and funding organizations.
- Inclusivity - Understands that each individual
is unique; recognizes individual differences along the dimensions
of: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, mental or
physical disability, marital status, veteran status, education,
training, position, and level of authority, seniority, full-time or
- Customer Focus - Cultivates a positive
customer service relationship and two-way communication; identifies
and understands the needs wants, and expectations of customers,
whether internal or external; delivers products and services that
meet customer expectations.
Skills & Abilities:
- Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three (3) years of related
experience or an equivalent combination.
- Experience building systems, and designing and implementing
- Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships
with fund-raising constituents.
- Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and
- Experience working with cross-functional teams, preferably in a
large non-profit organization.
- Experience working with fundraising principles and
- Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in
charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, annual giving,
major gifts, or planned giving.
- Previous experience in fundraising, alumni relations, volunteer
management, or a related field
- Experience with donor relations/stewardship as it relates to
fundraising and donor relations.
- Demonstrates strong organizational skills with the ability to
set priorities and manage multiple projects.
Other Requirements: N/A
Computer Skills: General office and
internet skills. Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
Certificates & Licenses: N/A
Handling / Fingering
Reach Above Shoulder
Squat or Kneel
N (Not Applicable)
Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 -
Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time
(2.5 - 5.5+ hrs./day)
Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time
Other Physical Requirements: N/A
Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Works in a typical office environment.
- May have long or irregular hours.
NOTE: The statements above are intended to describe
the general nature and level of work involved for this job.
It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and
skills required of this job. This document does not create an
employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will”
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