Donor Relations and Stewardship Communications Associate
Medical and Health Sciences Foundation - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19008639)
Responsible for providing first stewardship touch to donors through acknowledgment letters by managing the process of producing personalized acknowledgement correspondence for the Chancellor, Senior Vice Chancellor, Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE), Provost and UPMC senior leadership that is required from the Division of PAE.
Responsibilities include: obtaining and researching accurate information from all sources for creation of letters, actual writing of letters, timely approval by appropriate constituent parties and regular interaction with all key stakeholders in the process. May be responsible for printing, obtaining signatures and mailing the letters.
The Associate will also prepare individualized stewardship reports to donors on the impact of their philanthropy. The Associate will provide scripted bullets and may draft remarks for specific donor relations and stewardship events, tailored to the audience and specific topic to be covered. The position will also regularly update the ADVANCE database and ensure the integrity of the data entered and reviewed.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization, prioritization and project management skills are required for this position, as well as the ability to demonstrate strong teamwork and technical ability. Must be able to consistently meet pressing deadlines. Maintaining strong relationships with all divisions and executive staff to complete various projects is essential.
The position is one of 3 planned communications staff who will report directly to the Sr. Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship. Applicants from or who have experience with underserved and/or diverse communities is a plus.
Bachelor's Degree in Writing or related area; Master's Degree preferred. Advanced computer skills required (i.e. Excel, Word). Minimum 1 year professional experience required in writing; preferably in an Academic environment.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Communications.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hiring Range: $26,988.00 - $43,212.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19008639
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