Cornell University is a leading, privately endowed research university and as the federal land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University has a responsibility -- unique within the Ivy League -- to make contributions in fields of knowledge to help improve the quality of life in its state, the nation and the world. Its global campus footprint in Ithaca, New York City, Doha, Qatar and other regions across the world serves over 23,000 students. To provide these students with the highest level of education possible, Cornell University employs close to 10,000 faculty and staff. Its entire workforce -- faculty and staff -- contribute to the fabric of the community and the possibility for building on a long and recognized tradition of alumni relations and development excellence.
About Alumni Affairs and Development...
The Division of Alumni Affairs and Development (AAD) facilitates lifelong relationships between alumni, parents, and friends and the university. We embrace an unwavering commitment to donor-centric fundraising and collaboration among our 350 staff.
What you'll do...
The stewardship officer in the Office of Donor Relations plays a significant role in fostering a culture of donor-centric stewardship for Cornell's top contributors. Under the direction of the associate director of Donor Relations, the position develops and implements exciting content that demonstrates the impact of philanthropy, builds a sense of partnership between the donor and Cornell, and inspires renewed and increased giving.
Your responsibilities will include...
Active collaboration in the development of the strategic vision for university-wide recognition activities; development and implementation of programs, systems, and procedures that acknowledge and recognize current donors and promote their renewal and increased giving in support of university priorities. Efforts include small and large events, virtual, digital, and hardcopy content, and opportunities related to Cornell's upcoming comprehensive campaign.
What we look for....
Bachelor's degree, with 3-4 years' experience in development, alumni affairs, events planning, marketing, or public relations equivalent. Experience in program development and project management is essential. Very detailed oriented, highly motivated. Strong knowledge of the principles and practices, which underlie individual giving. Demonstrated leadership skills, an effective communicator, with a demonstrated ability to work well with wide variety of individuals, including high-level administrators, members of the faculty, high-level donors/clients, VIPs, and vendors. Ability to effectively represent the university and to work effectively in a team environment with a mix of alumni and colleagues. Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills. Must be dedicated to providing exceptional customer service for internal and external constituents. Must be able to work under pressure and meet established deadlines.
If would be great if you had...
Background in Donor Relations, Development, Alumni Affairs, Public Affairs, Marketing, or Public Relations desirable. Cornell knowledge preferred. Experience with fundraising highly desired. Demonstrated success in program development (from conceptualization, communication/marketing and implementation) and efficient project management skills. Experience with management and development of events. Mid-range to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and databases is preferred.
What we offer...
The opportunity to work with a collaborative and progressive team in support of a world-class research university that is educating the leaders of tomorrow.
A broad set of competitive benefits, including educational opportunities, access to on-site wellness, healthcare options, 3 weeks of vacation,12 holidays, and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests
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Stewardship Ofcr II
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