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The Manager, Stewardship Programs, is responsible for managing UC San Diego Annual Giving Stewardship programs. Working under the general direction of the Senior Development Writer, the incumbent is responsible for developing, coordinating, managing and implementing a stewardship program that supports Annual Giving objectives. This includes, but is not limited to: writing creative and original content for donor acknowledgement letters, impact reports, thank you letters, note cards, photo and video shoots and other appropriate donor recognition materials, both printed and digital.
The Manager gathers and coordinates information from Financial Aid, Donor Relations, Donor Stewardship, Alumni, Colleges, and other departments and units across the campus to develop donor recognition opportunities for Annual Giving. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for developing a personalized stewardship plan for UC San Diego Health grateful patient donors.
The incumbent will use skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and university policies and procedures. Plans, develops and implements strategies for specific programs, events, policies, constituency groups, etc. Assignments typically include a wide range of external and alumni relations issues and constituencies.
Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Must be willing and able to travel and have access to reliable transportation.
Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with alumni, internal and key constituencies.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work and interact with diverse clientele, including donors, volunteers, support groups, students, university administrators and faculty.
Demonstrated experience in the stewardship of potential and current donors that includes developing strategies and opportunities and recognition.
Strong skill in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines. Strong working knowledge of current management principles and practices. Ability to develop and manage budgets.
Demonstrated knowledge of dynamics of fundraising, event underwriting, and outright gifts of up to $25,000 as it relates to cultivation, solicitation and gift closure.
Proven ability to independently establish objectives, plan, direct and evaluate all aspects of event production and stewardship of donors. Knowledge of the principles and practice of events management. Ability to negotiate.
Proven ability to lead staff and manage volunteers in accomplishing established goals and objectives. Ability to build, manage and work with support groups. Ability to select, train, involve and motivate volunteers.
Strong ability to analyze and evaluate data relating to fund management, student financial aid and event production.
Excellent ability to write solicitation appeals effectively; advanced grammar and writing skills.
Proficiency using software applications necessary in administrative work and data analysis, including database, spreadsheet and graphics programs. Proven ability to create database tracking systems to manage donor base.
Thorough research, analytical and critical thinking skills. Skill to correctly identify real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions. Ability to conceptualize, identify and solve problems in a creative and timely manner.
Outstanding interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills including tact and political acumen to effectively represent the campus. Strong ability to make effective verbal presentations.
Exceptionally organizational and time management skills. Detail oriented, with ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Flexibility; adaptable to change while maintaining composure and effectiveness under pressure.
Ability to recognize and respect issues of a sensitive nature or donor confidentiality. Demonstrated integrity, dependability, sound judgment, diplomacy and resourcefulness, with a strong work ethic.
Job offer is contingent on a clear background check.
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