Coordinator of Donor Relations and Stewardship
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for a Coordinator of Donor Relations and Stewardship to work in the University Relations and Advancement Office. This is a full time, 12 month position. The position will start this summer.
The Coordinator of Donor Relations and Stewardship is responsible for managing, further enhancing, implementing and coordinating an institution-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship system that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors and alumni at all levels. In addition, the position must sustain positive and mutually-rewarding relations between the university and its donors; serve as university liaison to the alumni association and partner with Director of Development to determine the best strategies for effective stewardship of donors; maintain ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies; and advise on the facilitation of recognition events and coordinate various activities for donor societies.
Essential Job Functions
A. Donor Stewardship
- Develop and assess policies and procedures across the function and university that are essential for a comprehensive donor relations program;
- Work with university communications staff to recognize donors in communication materials, such as alumni magazine, campaign newsletters, online, etc.;
- Proactively support the stewardship responsibilities of the Development Director by assisting in establishing and coordinating individualized stewardship plans for donors to their colleges/units;
- In concert with the Prospect Research & Database Manager, enhance stewardship reporting to individual, foundation and corporate donors including oversight of the creation and annual disbursement of endowed scholarship reports;
- Manage and update stewardship data on the Raisers Edge development information system;
- Oversee the day-to-day management of the stewardship program to ensure that donors are thanked appropriately, professionally and accurately;
- Support Director of Development in creating a robust and efficient scholarship awarding process
- Oversee the development and building of self-sustaining Alumni Association.
B. Event and Promotions
- Work with the Special Events Coordinator(s) and staff in the strategic planning, creation and implementation of events and programs that are designed to engage, cultivate and steward prospects and donors;
- Work with Director of Development to identify donors and friends who should be invited to university activities;
- Work with the Director of Communications to assist in writing of Development and Alumni Affairs acknowledgment letters, condolence letters, and letters of congratulations;
- Work with communications staff to identify and disseminate materials that foster a long-term relationship with university donors and friends.
D. Miscellaneous projects
- Performs other duties as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to demonstrate excellent relationship building skills with the UW-Parkside educational community, internal and external colleagues and stakeholders, along with an intuitive understanding of what will make donors, prospects and associates feel appreciated
- Ability to think strategically, especially in relation to donor communications
- Ability to effectively implement new ideas and establish processes which are replicable, consistent and sustainable
- Ability to be successful in donor engagement and to implement stewardship best practices
- Ability to maintain confidential donor information
- Ability to write clear, concise and compelling copy and to edit copy generated by others with a keen eye for detail and layout.
- Ability to work under deadlines, take initiative, set priorities and react to changing priorities, and have a sense of urgency.
- Skills to support the development, writing and communication of communication policies and procedures.
- Ability to display professionalism, punctuality, and reliability.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as working independently to produce results.
- Ability to work well with a diverse environment including faculty, academic staff, classified staff, administration, students, community partners, and government officials.
- Ability to occasionally work weekends and evening hours as needed. Some travel may be required.
- Bachelor's degree
- One year or more of experience in development, fundraising, alumni relations or scholarship programs or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Demonstrated experience in higher education
- Three or more years of experience in development, fundraising, alumni relations or scholarship programs
- Project management experience
- Experience using social media tools and applications for professional networking
- Experience with the UW-Parkside educational community
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Review of Applications: Applications received by July 12th, 2013 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.
Go to: www.careers.wisconsin.edu
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Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
Please be sure you have included:
Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
Names and Contact information for three professional references
If you have application questions call or email:
Phone: (262) 595-2258
About the University:
UW-Parkside is committed to diversity, engagement, access, and academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify strengths and experiences. The University enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university's 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.
It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. A criminal background check and degree verification are required prior to starting employment.