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Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH or Remote

The Donor Relations Officer provides strategic support to frontline fundraisers in Leadership Giving and Presidential Initiatives and Principal Gifts in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects. Researches gift opportunities; prepares gift proposals and supplementary resources; drafts prospect briefings; proposes, implements, and supports communication and engagement strategies; and documents and stewards donor gifts. Complements the external, face-to-face donor responsibilities of fundraisers. Efforts are focused on individual prospects who are considered capable of making gifts of $250,000+ over five years.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Lubbock, TX

Reporting to the Vice President of External Relations, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Institutional Advancement at TTUHSC is responsible for developing and executing effective fundraising strategies that align with the vision of TTUHSC while helping meet the goals of the University and schools. 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 
Brookline, MA (4-5 days remote/week)

The Senior Assistant, Donor Relations supports the full Donor Relations team in providing a comprehensive donor relations program consisting of stewardship, recognition, and events for a large donor base.  The position also manages meetings, calendar, phone messages, correspondence, and key projects for the Assistant Vice President, Donor Relations, and Vice President, Philanthropy Marketing,  including copying and filing of materials; creating Joint Team Meeting agendas for Philanthropy Marketing; acting as back-up to other team assistants; analyzing Trustee e-newsletter for trends; tracking trademark usage and materials; among other duties. Responsible for assisting the entire Division in reaching financial goals.

Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT

Join an experienced and energetic donor relations team at Middlebury College—an institution with an international outlook, environmental mindfulness, and entrepreneurial spirit. The Assistant Director of Donor Relations supports Middlebury’s fundraising program by producing compelling impact reports and personalized gift acknowledgement letters that enrich the philanthropic experience for Middlebury alumni, parents, and friends. Excellent written and verbal communications skills required. Some experience with digital media, including video and websites, preferred. This position is based in Middlebury, Vermont, with the potential for remote work.

 

Middlebury is committed to hiring a diverse staff and faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Harvard Business School

Boston, MA and Remote (hybrid)

Working collaboratively, the Assistant Director creates and supports donor engagement and recognition strategies while working closely with the Development team and senior leadership across the School through the implementation of donor engagement and recognition efforts. The person in this role will manage donor society programming and communications in support of the Donor Relations team’s strategies and evolving offerings, and lead the evaluation and refinement of benefits for HBS’s planned giving donor society in response to recently reinvigorated planned giving fundraising efforts. They will also be responsible for the oversight and management of the Contributors Report – an annual recognition and communications vehicle recognizing all HBS donors and celebrating their impact at the School, and work with partners across External Relations to conceptualize and produce this publication, which is sent to all donors and alumni annually.

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

The Associate Director for Donor Communications will play a key role in supporting various stewardship communications needs within UVA Health Development. The successful candidate will be a skilled written communicator who can adapt their writing style to different authors and audiences and quickly draft well-written and brief executive-level correspondence from UVA Health leadership. The Associate Director will be responsible for preparing custom stewardship reports highlighting the impact of private support for delivery to UVA Health’s largest benefactors. They will also work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues on other donor-facing stewardship communications projects designed to enhance UVA Health’s relationship with its donors. The incumbent will report to the Director of Donor Relations & Strategic Stewardship.

Iowa State University Foundation

Ames, IA

The Assistant/Associate Director of Stewardship Programs is responsible for providing guidance for the organization’s central acknowledgement process, annual fund activity reporting, and building stewardship strategies to various targeted audiences. This position also develops and maintains efficient and effective systems/processes for tracking and managing donor relations projects and activities.

Director of Donor Relations for Athletics

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Development, Athletics/Associate AD, the Director of Donor Relations is a member of the OSU Foundation athletic development team (known externally as Our Beaver Nation) and is responsible for executing the donor relation and stewardship strategies that recognize, celebrate, and engage major gift and selective leadership/annual giving donors to the athletic department.   

Major Gift Officer

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA

The Major Gifts Officer will work as a member of the Institutional Advancement (IA) team to help build a community of donors; build relationships with current and prospective donors; and implement a strategy to qualify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors; and steward existing donors. The Major Gifts Officer will secure gifts in the $25,000 and higher range and work to increase the number of these donors to the College.

Director of  Web Services

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA

Provides leadership and direction in planning, designing, creating and maintaining the Mount Saint Mary's University website and web environment. Responsible for the exploration, implementation, testing and maintenance of campus web related technology. Directs solutions to functional and technical problems. Supervises and directs the work of web services staff. Works with MSMU community to ensure web presence meets the needs of the constituents we serve - prospective students and families, students, alumnae, donors, faculty, staff and external stakeholders. 

Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA

The Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship reports to the Senior Director of Development (SDOD) and will work closely with the SDOD to develop strategy for the annual giving and stewardship programs and manage the execution of both. S/he is responsible for managing the timely and effective stewardship of all donors with a focus on the value of giving and the importance of maintaining donor relationships. S/he will work closely with the Director of University and External Events to coordinate programs and events designed to inform donors about their gifts and enhance positive relationships through stewardship events.

Executive Director, Stewardship & Advancement

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

North Chicago, IL

Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Executive Director of Stewardship and Advancement Services provides leadership for creating and executing an integrated strategy for all stewardship programs and advancement services to help advance the mission of RFU. This position leads a team of professional staff members to steward RFU’s donors and implements comprehensive programs for donor relations at all levels that have clearly defined objectives, goals and outcomes and are continually assessed against them. The Executive Director collaborates closely with colleagues across the campus to leverage their interactions with donors to facilitate an exemplary donor experience. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the IA Leadership team and play a critical role in RFU’s Empowering Scholars Campaign — currently in the quiet phase — to address health equity, advance innovation in research and education and guide philanthropic partnerships to support the aspirations of the university.

Associate Director of Donor Relations

NIU Foundation

DeKalb, IL

This position is essential in securing donor retention and furthering the NIU Foundation’s ability to grow philanthropic partnerships through donor recognition, stewardship, events and engagement. This person will have decision making discretion and responsibility to

strategize, manage and execute elements of a comprehensive and integrated Donor Relations program designed to enhance and strengthen relationships with donors, including development of high impact programs and objectives.

Senior Director of Donor Engagement and Alumni Relations

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

The Senior Director of Donor Engagement and Alumni Relations will provide the vision and leadership for developing and implementing a comprehensive donor and alumni engagement program that will provide meaningful opportunities for connection, recognition, service, and personal and professional development for donors, alumni, and key families/parents. The position’s major responsibility is the development of an overall “best in class” donor experience program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The incumbent is charged with expanding and elevating these programs, defining related annual and long-term goals, creating strategies and actions that enable the college to reach, engage, and retain as many donors as possible through impactful and strategic communication, acknowledgement, engagement, recognition, stewardship, and reporting. 

Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship

Albright College

Reading, PA

Albright College is accepting applications for a Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship. This position is responsible for implementing a comprehensive stewardship program that provides appropriate recognition and acknowledgement for Albright donors at all levels. This position will work collaboratively to provide customized communications that support donor cultivation and demonstrate the impact of philanthropy as part of a comprehensive fundraising strategy. The Director will manage all donor impact-of-gifts reports and stewardship events with the goal of enhancing the donor experience and increasing overall giving to the college. Albright College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse community and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace equity and inclusion.

Director of Stewardship

University of Houston
Houston, TX

The Director of Stewardship oversees the overall strategy for fund reporting, utilization, and stewardship initiatives that actively promotes the Division's priorities and goals. This position will lead the Stewardship/Gift Impact Compliance team and will be responsible for a myriad of high profile stewardship programs such as endowment reporting, fund utilization, Welcome to the Endowment, impact reporting, and others. The Director of responsible for designing, implementing and coordinating an institution-wide comprehensive stewardship system that appropriately and consistently promotes interactions with and recognition of donors at all levels. 

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH

The College of Wooster is seeking an Assistant Director of Annual Giving to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual donors to the College with a particular focus on encouraging increased philanthropic support to The Wooster Fund through cultivating relationships with Wooster alumni, families, and friends. Additionally, the position will oversee programmatic responsibilities related to the Annual Giving department such as The Wooster Fund and Fighting Scots Fund stewardship program, the parent and family advisory council, faculty and staff giving, and / or coordinating Giving Days.


The successful candidate will be a proven fundraiser with demonstrated ability in fundraising, program management, communications, and teamwork.

Donor Relations Officer

NAIT

Edmonton, AB, Canada

The Donor Relations Officer (DRO) plays a critical part in the engagement framework to further enhance donor relationships that will ultimately impact the Department of Advancement's fundraising achievement, donor retention and NAIT's ability to attract private funds. This position will provide the highest standards of donor accountability and stewardship for prospects, friends and donors.  They will do this by designing and executing strategic engagement plans for donors to move them through their donor life cycle.  They will research, recommend and coordinate strategic engagement activities to enhance the Donor Relations program, including the coordination of President's Society (NAIT's recognition society). The Officer will also hold stewardship accounts and will support the strategic planning of donor related events.

Stewardship & Donor Intent Program Manager

University of Colorado

Denver, CO (Hybrid Schedule)

The Stewardship & Donor Intent Program Manager position is responsible for executing the University of Colorado System integrated stewardship strategy through programs that align with the Four Pillars of Donor Relations.

With a donor centered mindset and a passion for sharing the impact of giving, this position will inspire deep and long-term relationships between donors and the system University through stewardship programs that ensure every donor is thanked and appropriately recognized for their giving and understands the impact of their philanthropy. This will lead donors to be inspired to future giving and will align with the overarching goals of the CU Advancement Stewardship Office. Key metrics include donor retention and donor satisfaction.

Associate Director, Donor Relations

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

With the assistance and under the guidance of the Director of Donor Relations, the Associate Director of Donor Relations is responsible for supporting the implementation, maintenance and oversight of Loyola’s stewardship and recognition efforts. This position is critical to the success of Advancement efforts, in building relationships with alumni and other donors, tracking Donor Relations activities, and measuring impact of such work. The position will interact with all Advancement departments and individuals in Financial Aid, Finance, Marketing, and other areas in implementing stewardship efforts for all major donors and prospects to Loyola University Chicago.

Sr Director of Donor Relations

Utah Valley University

Orem, UT

The Senior Director of Donor Relations works with the Associate Vice President of Strategic Engagement and Institutional Advancement (IA) executive leadership to facilitate strategic planning for all stewardship and  donor relations programs at Utah Valley University. Serves as part of a team to steward the institution’s top donors, and leads a team which implements and coordinates comprehensive programs for donor relations at all levels. Collaborates closely with annual giving, directors of development (DoD’s), IA colleagues, and colleagues across campus to leverage their interactions with donors to facilitate an exemplary donor experience.   

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