The Assistant Director (AD) of Donor Relations designs and implements programs and processes to engage donors and strengthen their relationship with the University. The AD manages key components of the University-wide stewardship program by collaborating with students, faculty, administrators, and colleagues across campus. The AD innovates to advance University priorities and create an extraordinary experience for every donor.
Strategically collaborate with colleagues to drive large and complex programs with many stakeholders and partners.
Contribute content and collaborate with colleagues to steward donors at all giving levels.
Perform regular audits, as needed, to capture new stewardship opportunities.
Maintain thorough and timely records in Griffin or database of record.
Communicate with other Alumni Relations & Development (ARD) individuals and teams to identify process improvements and growth opportunities.
Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices, and seek out opportunities for growth and improvement.
Compile and present data for a variety of purposes to inform decisions and strategy.
Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Communicate Effectively & With Influence
Display Emotional Intelligence
Foster Partnership & Collaboration
Lead Performance & Flawless Execution
Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher is required.
A minimum two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience required.
Direct donor relations, donor engagement, stewardship and event experience preferred.
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.
Ability to compose effective communications.
WorkingConditions and PhysicalRequirements:
Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Willingness andability to workevenings and weekends.
(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)
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