Assistant Director of Stewardship 3936BR Marketing and Donor Relations Development and Alumni Relations
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 117A
Department/College Description The Division of Development and Alumni Relations is dedicated to advancing the mission and vision of RIT. Strategically critical to achieving the universitys goals, the Division of Development and Alumni Relations nurtures lifelong, mutually beneficial relationships with alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff and organizations resulting in deeper connections, greater volunteer engagement and increased philanthropic support. We are a team-oriented, highly collaborative Division working with all areas of the university to maximize fundraising opportunities and alumni involvement.
Detailed Job Description This position will manage and coordinate stewardship functions, including all gift documentation and reporting processes for current use and endowed funds. The position will be responsible for customized donor impact reports, fund stewardship and special projects. Works collaboratively with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Controller's office, fund administrators, college personnel, and development and alumni relations staff on fund administration and utilization.
Main point of contact for gift documentation for current use and endowed funds, acting as a resource for fundraising staff in the division. Responsible for managing the document approval process with appropriate university departments. Identify and implement documentation improvements, including the administration of an online portal to house internal communications and approvals.
Manages the reporting process for current use and endowed funds, insuring that donors eligible for fund stewardship receive information that demonstrates the impact of their philanthropy in a timely and meaningful fashion.
Work with advancement services and other departments across the university to identify opportunities to improve the organization of data related to funds, stewardees, and recipients.
Research and create individual donor impact reports, as requested by prospect managers or senior leadership.
Work in close collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and other university officials to insure that funds are appropriately expended.
Develop communications and trainings for college and program staff to promote an institution-wide culture of stewardship and understanding of the fund administration process.
Work with divisional team and the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship to implement a comprehensive and holistic scholarship program that takes into account the life cycle of the gift.
Coordinate stewardship programs for scholarships, professorships, student support funds and capital projects.
Manage Cy Pres process for underutilized funds; optimize funds as allowed or directed by fund stewardees and divisional leadership.
Perform all other duties as assigned. Requires ability to work some evenings or weekends as needed.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree Minimum of 3 5 years experience in related field
Expertise knowledge of all Microsoft applications and high technical aptitude
High producer with strong work standards
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strategic thinking and management ability
Strong project management skills
Can work independently with minimal supervision required
Effective working knowledge of fund raising processes, software and techniques
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
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