Produces comprehensive stewardship reports for donors who support multiple units across campus.
Tracks and compiles information about the use and impact of endowed and expendable funds.
Develops content (written or otherwise) for gift officers to use in stewardship and cultivation efforts.
Drafts donor correspondence on behalf of leadership, fundraisers, and faculty.
Regularly engages with faculty, students, and staff to gather information, convey gratitude, and demonstrate impact.
Identifies and presents opportunities to advance principal gift prospect strategies through stewardship, engagement, and recognition
Manages ad hoc special projects related to stewardship, recognition, engagement, and compliance.
Maintains thorough and timely records in the donor database of record.
Communicates with other ARD individuals and teams to identify process improvements and growth opportunities.
Maintains current knowledge of trends and best practices, and pursues opportunities for growth and professional development.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance including attending webinars, seminars, building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Recruits, interviews, hires, and develops staff. Prepares budgets and expenses.
May visit key national markets to investigate operations and local conditions.
Assists in planning and implementing University-wide stewardship program for donors who have established scholarships, professorships, fellowships and other named opportunities.
Discusses contract terms with vendors, draft thank you letters, and perform other responsibilities and assist with vital projects through use of expanded knowledge and experience in the area.
Perform other related work as needed.
Coursework in project management, marketing, communications, creative writing, or non-profit management.
A minimum of two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations or similar professional work experience.
A working knowledge of fundraising, contact management or other database software.
A familiarity with higher education advancement.
Experience managing complex projects.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write effectively.
Self-motivated and the ability to take initiative.
Prioritize multiple projects independently.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, kindness, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Standard office environment
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends.
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