Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Staff Posted On: Mon Feb 3 2020 Job Description:
Reporting to the Director of Advancement Communications, the Stewardship Coordinator will be responsible for developing and implementing standards and procedures that support the fundraising activities of the Office of Institutional Advancement at the University of Saint Joseph. This comprehensive strategic stewardship program will include the coordination and oversight of USJ's administration and stewardship of all donor-funded scholarships, annual stewardship reports, and assisting with donor recognition events throughout the year. This position works with both a broad range of university-wide colleagues and external constituents and is highly service-oriented. The Stewardship Coordinator's work ultimately touches donors at every level.
In collaboration with colleagues, the Stewardship Coordinator will prepare gift acknowledgements, holiday cards, fund reports, and other recognition pieces to support the program. This position will also assist in gift administration and with planning select events.
In addition to having superior writing skills, the successful candidate will be able to work with tact and discretion; appreciate the confidential nature of Advancement communications; and be comfortable with a wide range of people including high-level donors, administrators, students and volunteers.
This position is for an energetic, creative professional eager to put his or her stamp on an established fundraising program.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Develop, implement, and lead a successful and integrated stewardship/donor relations program that strategically targets donors, particularly leadership level donors as defined by the IA team that welcome new donors, increasing donors and special project donors.
Coordinate the timely preparation of strategic written and electronic communications in support of stewardship, donor relations and planned giving activities, including annual report to donors, year-end-reminders, endowment reports, acknowledgement correspondence, and invitations. Ensure donors receive accurate and timely information regarding how their funds are being applied.
Coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid for donor-supported scholarship for the thank you card writing processes for all student recipients. Assist with planning and execution of stewardship-related donor events, including Chapel Bells
Ensure donors are thanked/acknowledged and recognized to strengthen their financial support for the University through daily gift acknowledgement documents and serve as backup for gift entry.
Contribute to or manage other stewardship and donor relation initiatives on an as-needed basis. These projects include pulling and analyzing gift data in response to questions from donors, development officers, and colleagues, scanning and uploading correspondence, impact of gift reports, and other communications pieces.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
1 -2 years' experience in stewardship, alumni relations, or public relations strongly preferred
Experience with donor recognition programs
Volunteer management and event planning experience, preferably in higher education
Ability to set priorities and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously; strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with Raiser's Edge a plus.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with external constituents, colleagues, and students
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.