At the direction of the Senior Director of Advancement Services, the Director of Stewardship and Foundation Relations leads and develops creative and effective methods to enhance donor recognition and strengthen relationships with the University to increase the likelihood of continued involvement, engagement and contributions. In addition, the Director will work to identify and research foundation funding opportunities and prospects at the local, regional, state, and national level. This Foundation role will also include the coordination of cultivation activities and solicitations involving other university representatives, including senior staff, volunteers, deans and directors. The Director is a primary administrator for the University-wide scholarship management software, AcademicWorks, to steward scholarship donations.
Bachelor's Degree (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application)
5 years experience in university fundraising, stewardship or donor relations, advancement services, or marketing.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Knowledge of Raiser's Edge
Superior written, verbal and presentation skills
Ability to work as part of a team and build consensus and collaboration, with service-oriented attitude and actions
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and make adjustments under pressure with minimal direction
Competency in fundraising or constituent management databases and related tools
Competency in Microsoft Office software
Demonstrated skills in interpersonal relationships with the ability to exercise a high level of diplomacy, tact, sound judgment, discretion and confidentiality
Strong project management skills including high level of accuracy, organization and attention to detail
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Contact information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
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