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Donor Relations & Stewardship Manager
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States - 15301
Description

Summary:

The Donor Relations & Stewardship Manager provides strategic direction, oversight, and framework for best practices in donor relations with proficiency in tactical execution and coordination to ensure the university demonstrates accountability, gratitude, recognition, and responsiveness to its donors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop new, innovative, and university-focused programs that promote donor engagement, recognition, and retention of top prospects and donors.
  • Partner with major gifts and annual giving teams to provide and facilitate a first-class donor engagement and recognition program.
  • Conceptualize, plan, and implement an integrated and comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction and recognition of donors at all levels. This includes donor society membership, induction, and stewardship events.
  • Communication of gift impact through scholarship reporting.
  • Develop criteria for measuring stewardship and retention plan success and advises leadership towards ongoing progress.
  • Responsible for the review and control of all gift acknowledgments, press releases, recipient lists for holders of chairs/professorships, endowed/annual named scholarship students, named facilities, spaces, and programs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Three or more years of donor relations experience in a comprehensive donor relations/stewardship program within higher education is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Must be able to work independently within a team and collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals for the donors of W&J.
  • Be flexible, confident, professional, and enthusiastic.
  • Be self-motivated with a high ethical standard.
  • Must have computer literacy.

Supervisory Duties:

This position has no direct reports.

Disclaimer

The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.

Job Description Status

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

Application Instructions

Apply for this job at https://washjeff.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Please submit a cover letter and resume. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Employee Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee's total compensation package.

Getting to Know W&J

Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

Celebrating Diversity

Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington & Jefferson College W&J is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.

Employee Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.

Title IX

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COVID-19

As a condition of employment, Washington & Jefferson College requires all staff and faculty to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Prior or upon commencement of employment, new hires must provide proof of their vaccination or have an approved exemption.

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