The Brown University Division of Advancement seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Stewardship.
The Director of Stewardship develops, implements, and directs stewardship activities and special projects. The Director will serve as a member of the Donor Relations leadership team and will be responsible for developing plans in support of the Advancement Divisionâ™s priorities and goals. Along with the Senior Director of Donor Relations, the Director of Stewardship will play an active role in strategic planning for the Donor Relations team, especially as it relates to the Universityâ™s Brown Together Campaign.
Oversight of strategic planning and stewardship for the Advancement Division is a critical position and central to our donor relations effort, and the ongoing success of the Divisionâ™s fundraising efforts. It requires someone who is able to make informed and strategic decisions and who has the ability to anticipate the needs of the fundraisers and senior leadership. The candidate must possess the ability to interact successfully and independently with University senior staff, faculty, students and trustees and also with donors, alumni, parents and friends of Brown. He/she must be willing to accept special assignments and projects at the discretion of the Senior Director. He/she must be flexible and able to effectively establish work priorities under pressure â“ independently and with professionalism.
Bachelorâ™s degree and 7 years of fundraising and/or donor relations experience required.
Two years of team management experience required.
Excellent organizational, information, and time-management skills are essential to carry out the major responsibilities of this position.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Initiative and judgement to independently problem solve and prioritize.
The ability to develop and implement short and long-term goals.
Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent command of English language and grammar.
Attention to detail and strong proofreading skills.
Experience managing and developing budgets.
Computer expertise and continued interest in maintaining and improving these skills. Computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Comfortable working with Advancement CRM systems or other nonprofit relational databases (required).
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their applications.
Interested candidates please note: Charles River Search is managing this executive recruiting effort. Please direct all inquiries to:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ155770
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