The Associate Director of Stewardship will be responsible for endowment and narrative reporting to donors, as well as assisting with the acknowledgment letter process and donor recognition efforts. This position will lead the project management of stewarded fund reports, working with partners across the Wellesley College campus. In addition, this position will work with the donor relations team to execute donor engagement activities. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Director of Donor Relations.
Coordinate the development, production, and execution of annual endowed fund reports and narrative reports for stewarded funds.
As appropriate, lead the development and creation of impact reports for specific donors, including reports that are mandated by gift agreements.
Utilize the development database and Workday to maintain information regarding funds including criteria, documentation and donor relationships.
Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the gift acknowledgments process that adheres to best practices.
Craft personalized gift acknowledgments from Wellesley College leadership.
Ensure that communications and any necessary record updates are tracked in the development database.
Collaborate with colleagues to track donor recognition opportunities for naming of capital projects.
The above covers the most signi?cant responsibilities of the position. It does not exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the level of the position.
Progressive experience in a development, nonprofit or university setting, with an emphasis in donor relations and stewardship.
Proven project management experience along with demonstrated analytical, strategic-thinking, adaptability, communication and relationship-building skills are essential.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication, and technical skills are essential.
Professional and diplomatic demeanor, and the ability to work well independently as a member of a group or committee
Working knowledge of databases or similar and expert proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint.
Preferred level/type of experience
5-7 years professional experience, preferably within a higher education setting in a capital campaign environment.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Work Environment Requirements
May be required to work extended workdays, evenings, and weekends to meet deadlines
All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination against COVID-19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations
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