Title of Position - Advancement Associate- Stewardship and Special Gifts
Preparation Date: November 2019
Function of Position:
Responsible to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement for development and implementation of an effective donor stewardship program designed to engage alumni, parents, and friends in the life of the institution. This program includes engaging annual giving leadership-gift prospects to solicit support for the Tower Society and other development initiatives; stewarding donors of annually-funded and endowed scholarships and overseeing the administration of the scholarship awarding process; planning, supervising, and managing a variety of activities and events, along with utilizing volunteers, to sustain and strengthen relationships with constituents; and managing a corporate partnership program to secure sponsors and grow revenue for the College. This position will have limited travel and occasional evening and weekend work.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Create, implement, and manage a strategic constituent stewardship program (including donor recognition, donor fund reports and records, special events, etc.); design and execute strategies to connect donors and prospects with the college's programs or projects of philanthropic interest; coordinate an effective memorial gifts platform, collaborating with other staff as appropriate. (30%)
Engage donors to sustain and grow annual support of the Tower Society and other special gift initiatives. (25%)
Manage a comprehensive corporate partnership program for the institution to create sponsorship opportunities, generate revenue, and secure the engagement of potential business and/or community partners. (20%)
Coordinate the development and execution of campus development initiatives to engage faculty, staff, emeriti and retirees, and students, and contribute to building a culture of philanthropy; manage the effective use of volunteers, plan events, and coordinate other special activities in support of advancement objectives. (15%)
Serve as liaison between the college and donors of endowed and annually funded scholarships; oversee the management of scholarship donor records and stewardship activities. (10%)
Other duties as assigned.
Requires a Bachelor's degree and demonstrated ability to create, strengthen, and steward relationships with constituents (preferably in higher education or non-profit development); the ability to manage and assume responsibility for developing and implementing fundraising strategies; the ability to set and achieve goals; proven project management experience and a track record of managing multiple tasks in a deadline-oriented environment. Must possess strong organizational, computer, written and verbal communication skills and evidence of successful performance in a highly collaborative, team-oriented organization. Must demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of philanthropy as well as a desire and commitment to advance the mission of the College. Must possess the interest and ability to develop new skills, as well as initiative and judgment to execute responsibilities.
Two years of fundraising experience in a private, liberal arts college environment.
Send letter of interest, including a statement regarding qualities you offer within the context of the Wartburg College mission, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.wartburg.edu for further information about the college. Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
WARTBURG COLLEGE is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from underrepresented groups.
About Wartburg College
Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), nationally recognized for community engagement. The college offers more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups.