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Assistant Director of Development - Donor Relations

Whittier College

Whittier, CA

The Assistant Director of Development helps plan, organize, and execute a unique set of donor-centered programs – all which serve to engage donors and students and foster lasting connections that result in maintaining and increasing a philanthropic pipeline.

Responsible for providing strategic leadership, vision, design and execution of a comprehensive and meaningful donor acknowledgement, stewardship, recognition and engagement program across the entire college during and after comprehensive fundraising campaigns. Partners with campus-wide constituents including development officers, deans, faculty chairs, students, leadership, and colleagues to develop personalized communication and engagement plans for major donors and board members, reporting in alignment with donor intentions, and donor recognition and retention programs. Demonstrates a proactive, creative and entrepreneurial mindset while strengthening and advancing donor engagement, events, annual endowment and impact reporting, donor acknowledgment and recognition, and print/digital content creation. 

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.

Director of Donor Engagement

LSU Foundation

Baton Rouge, LA

The Director of Donor Engagement will develop, implement, and execute a comprehensive engagement program. This position will serve as a subject-matter expert and collaborate at the highest level with LSU Leadership to ensure the University’s most generous donors and volunteers are actively and intentionally connected to their giving, and by extension, the University and community at large.

Associate Director of Donor Engagement

LSU Foundation

Baton Rouge, LA

Reporting to the Head of Donor Engagement, the Associate Director will support the comprehensive engagement program with a focus on the development of regional events, activities and donor visits to deepen institutional involvement in cities with key donor populations. This position will serve as a resource for all LSU affiliates belonging to the LSU system and collaborate with leadership to ensure our most generous donors and volunteers are actively and intentionally connected to their giving.

Development Associate

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Reporting to the Senior Donor Relations Officer, this position supports development efforts for the arts at Dartmouth College, namely the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The Development Associate is responsible for all aspects of Hopkins Center membership and annual giving including strengthening the programs though development, strategy and execution of program appeals and needs a strong understanding of all giving for effective collaboration in the Director’s Office.

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.   

Digital Fundraising Manager

Harvesters — The Community Food Network

3801 Topping Ave.

Kansas City, MO​

The Digital Fundraising Manager is responsible for supporting Harvesters’ digital fundraising efforts. This position will work under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Annual Giving and in collaboration with other development staff and third party vendors to grow online revenue, acquire and retain online donors, and create a best-in-class online experience for our supporters.

The ideal candidate has: 

  • Proven ability to work independently, handle multiple projects and meet aggressive deadlines

  • A strong attention to detail and focus on results and process improvement

  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and other times as required

  • Genuine appreciation of Harvester’s mission and the ability to communicate it

 You will love working with us if you are:

  • Strong team player who seeks out ways to collaborate with co-workers

  • Outstanding at customer service and enjoy working with internal and external constituents

  • Able to exercise sound judgment and discretion with highly confidential information

Mid-Level Giving Manager

Harvesters — The Community Food Network

3801 Topping Ave.

Kansas City, MO​

Responsible for planning, implementing, goal setting, strategy development and evaluating annual fundraising programs and events targeting mid-level supporters to Harvesters and working to ensure there is a robust middle donor pipeline in place to secure support for long-term needs of the organization.

Director of Development

Louisiana Tech 

Ruston, LA

The Director of Development will identify, cultivate and solicit major gift commitments for Louisiana Tech University. The Director of Development develops strategies and implements programs that will lead to and result in the successful philanthropic support of the academic priorities of Louisiana Tech University and the philanthropic interest of donors. The Director of Development will build and manage a portfolio of key donor prospects regionally and nationally to build a strong base of support of University funding priorities.

Stewardship and Donor Relations Officer

The Hill School

Pottstown, PA

Stewardship and Donor Relations Officer (SDRO) is responsible for helping design, implement, manage and coordinate a School-wide, comprehensive donor relations and stewardship system that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels within The Strength of All Campaign and the overall OIG fundraising operation for The Hill School (the School).  

In addition, the position must sustain positive and mutually-rewarding relations between the School and its donors; partner with OIG Directors to determine the best strategies for effective stewardship of donors; maintain ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies; and advise on the facilitation of recognition events and coordinate various activities for donor societies.  

Associate Director - Donor Engagement

Habitat For Humanity International

Atlanta, GA 

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented and energetic professional to join the donor relations program for the role of Associate Director, Donor Engagement. As a part of the Donor Relations team, the Associate Director of Donor Engagement is responsible for managing a successful donor relations program that actively engages donors in key projects such as the annual Corporate Leadership Summit, large cross-departmental events, individual donor engagement events and new engagement opportunities. This role will report to the Director of Donor Relations implementing strategies, assessing impact, and tracking trends for key donor segments and will be based in our Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta.

Donor Relations Specialist

Habitat For Humanity International

Atlanta, GA 

Habitat for Humanity International is currently seeking an energetic professional to serve as a Donor Relations Specialist. As a part of the Donor Relations team, the Donor Relations Specialist is responsible for supporting a successful donor relations program and the corporate, foundation and individual giving fundraising teams in their efforts to secure gifts to further Habitat’s mission and the retention of its donors.

The Donor Relations Specialist will oversee portions of the acknowledgement process for high level donors; support stewardship activities for the individual and corporate teams; support logistics for donor engagement events; manage corporate sponsor pipelines; track donor giving levels for recognition; and manage administrative tasks in support of the Donor Relations strategy. This position will report to the Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship and would be based in our Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta.

Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA

Under the direction of the Director of Development, Individual Giving, the Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving is an essential member of the Mount Saint Mary's frontline fundraising team focused on mid-level donors. This individual will be responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts from alumnae and friends of the Mount with a specific focus on gifts ranging from $1,200- $25,000 and up. The Associate Director will identify and manage a portfolio of current and/or lapsed donors and will create individualized cultivation and solicitation strategies and timetables with a focus on building diversity in their donor portfolio. This individual will strategize and oversee execution of a variety of donor and volunteer cultivation events with a focus on those pertaining to Reunion and Class Gift Campaigns; organize and conduct phone calls and personal visits of a diverse base of donors and donor prospects as well as coordinate strategies for continuous stewardship activities through a wide spectrum of methods of engagement. 

Assistant Director of Development – Major Gifts

Southern Arkansas University

Magnolia, AR

Southern Arkansas University and the Division of Advancement seeks a passionate individual who is a self-starter and has a proven record of building strong relationships join our team. This development professional will play an essential role in advancing the University’s mission and educating alumni and friends about institutional priorities and the importance of philanthropic support to meet those priorities The Assistant Director of Development position will focus on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of alumni and friends, and work in collaboration with other members of the development team to meet the University’s fundraising objectives.

Associate Director of Endowment Stewardship

Baylor University

Waco, TX

The Associate Director of Endowment Stewardship reports to the Director Endowment Stewardship Programs and supports Advancement’s ability to effectively document and steward endowments, including the creation of funds and the facilitation of endowment compliance for reporting, through expertise in nonprofit administration, accounting, and/or with experience drafting gift agreements or similar documents.

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job!  As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, generous time off, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions*, they also get to experience Baylor.

Director of Advancement Communications

Emporia State University

Emporia, KS

The Emporia State University Foundation (ESUF) in Emporia, Kansas is in a regional search for a Director of Advancement Communications. The Director leads the communication strategy for university fund-raising, donor stewardship and alumni relations (University Advancement). The Director will report to the ESUF Vice President for Alumni and Stewardship and will work closely with the Foundation President/CEO, the Alumni Director, and the ESU Chief Marketing Officer to enable maximum integration of content, messaging and communication strategy between the University, ESU Foundation and ESU Alumni Association.

 

The ideal candidate for the Director of Advancement Communications role will be a proven leader, a talented communications strategist, and a skilled project manager who can both set vision and execute strategy effectively. A passion for Emporia State University’s mission is essential.

Director of Donor Relations

Emporia State University

Emporia, KS

The Emporia State University Foundation (ESUF) in Emporia, Kansas is in a regional search for a Director of Donor Relations. The director is responsible for designing, directing, and implementing a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program to strengthen relationships with, promote interaction with, and recognize donors at all levels, in support of the Foundation’s objectives of increasing gift revenue and donor retention rates and attracting new donors and new gifts.

 

The ideal candidate for the Director of Donor Relations role will be a proven relationship builder, a talented event and communication designer, and a skilled project manager who can both set vision and execute strategy effectively. A passion for Emporia State University’s mission is essential. The director will report to the Foundation’s Vice President for Alumni & Stewardship and will manage a Donor Relations Coordinator and a Donor Relations Graduate Assistant.

Director, Stewardship Communications

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

The University of Notre Dame is seeking a Director of Stewardship Communications to serve on the Stewardship & Donor Relations team. The Department of Development is charged with unlocking the grace of giving for alumni, parents, and friends to advance the sacred mission of Notre Dame. The Stewardship & Donor Relations unit, within Development, partners closely with fundraisers to steward and cultivate donors to increase philanthropy. Stewardship at Notre Dame consists of programmatic acknowledgments, annual reporting, impact communications, stewardship events, and public and private recognition. It also includes strategic and personalized stewardship efforts for those donors who have demonstrated the highest giving levels and capacity. The Stewardship Communications team is responsible for the acknowledgments from the University President and Vice President for University Relations. The team partners with the Office of Gift Planning to steward benefactors who have included Notre Dame in their estate plans and/or who have utilized one of numerous planned giving vehicles. The director serves as the lead stewardship partner to both Corporate and Foundation Relations colleagues and entities. The director also takes responsibility for the management of all donor communications, including financial aid and Badin Guild stewardship, ensuring best practices and University brand standards are followed.

Assistant Director of Donor Relations

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

The Assistant Director of Donor Relations creates, develops, and nurtures donor relations and special event initiatives for the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. S/he will design and promote a consistent cycle of impact reporting and recognition for our donors. S/he will also serve as an integral part of the giving continuum by keeping donors engaged with the Peabody Institute while encouraging future philanthropic support.

 

The Assistant Director will also develop strategy for and oversee the planning and execution of special events designed to support engagement, stewardship, and fundraising activities. S/he will develop and provide templates, best practices, and policies to facilitate the execution of all events.

 

The position reports to the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement.

Senior Director, Stewardship

Oregon State University Foundation
Corvallis, OR

Reporting to the Vice President, Donor Engagement, and Chief Marketing Officer, the Senior Director, Stewardship plays a pivotal role in leading the strategy and operations of a comprehensive stewardship and donor relations program in support of OSU Foundation’s development and engagement goals.  The Senior Director leads all central stewardship processes and programs and collaborates with university and organizational leadership in a collective effort to ensure consistent, impactful stewardship communications and activities and a culture of stewardship throughout the OSU Foundation and the university.

Major Gifts Officer

Paws With A Cause

Wayland, MI

Paws With A Cause is looking for an individual who is passionate, a self-starter and has a proven record of cultivating & solicitating donors, to join our team! The Major Gifts Officer will develop and implement a robust major gifts, special gifts, capital needs gifts and planned giving strategy to build long-term relationships with stakeholders. The Major Gifts Officer will identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit new major and planned giving donors to PAWS. This position is a salary position starting at a minimum of $70,000. Base hours are 8:00-4:30p with some evenings and weekends required to meet the expectations of this position. 5-7 years of experience required. CFRE preferred.

Stewardship Officer

NC State University

Raleigh, NC

The Stewardship Officer is an important new position within the Office of Development Communications and Stewardship and will work with campus partners to build strong lasting relationships with donors and a culture of philanthropy at NC State. 

The essential functions of this position are: 

  • Works with campus partners to develop meaningful and highly personalized strategies to strengthen relationships with principal and major gift donors using engagement plans, impact reporting, digital stewardship, and other best practices. 

  • Researches, writes and edits acknowledgment letters on behalf of senior leadership.

  • Works closely with team leaders to aggregate complex, sensitive, and confidential data from multiple sources to help facilitate decision-making in support of engagement and stewardship strategies. 

  • Assists with the planning and implementation of key office initiatives including annual scholarship reporting, donor recognition societies, Pack Appreciation Day, stewardship for Day of Giving and other projects as needed. 

  • Benchmarks against peer institutions to ensure NC State is demonstrating best practices in stewardship and meeting donor expectations. 

  • Ensures stewardship requirements are accurately recorded in the Advance database. 

Content Strategist

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

This position will collaborate with other members of the Content and Creative Strategy and UA Engagement teams to develop high-impact, multi-platform (print, web, social, podcast, video) communications to reach a diverse array of constituents in support of the Division of University Advancement and Colorado State University mission. The Content Strategist will write, edit, and proofread content across all platforms to tell the story of donor and alumni impact. The position will serve as a resource in developing new ideas to engage alumni and donor audiences.

Senior Philanthropy Officer

Elton John Aids Foundation

New York, NY

The Senior Philanthropy Officer develops, implements and maintains fundraising activities for Major and Planned Gifts. They will work with individual donors, foundations, and corporations to raise funds to support EJAF’s work. The candidate is responsible for developing and executing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for a 100-125 person portfolio. In collaboration with EJAF leadership, the Sr. Philanthropy Officer makes the case for support through persuasive communication of our mission to a sophisticated group of high-net-worth individuals.

Donor Experience Officer

Pacific Lutheran University

Tacoma, WA

The Donor Experience Officer (DXO) is a results-motivated, curious and digital-first communicator who is committed to living out the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. Working as a fundraiser and communicator on the Annual Giving team, this person helps grow and strengthen a generous community at scale by leveraging digital communication tools to express gratitude, raise philanthropic dollars, conduct audience research, and invite non-financial engagement. The DXO primarily focuses on retaining and upgrading loyal and mid-level donor groups and also acquires new donors from engaged non-donor groups. This is an Associate Director-level position reporting to the Director of Annual Giving.

Project Manager, Unit Campaigns

Purdue for Life Foundation

West Lafayette, IN

The Project Manager will manage cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship projects and processes related to securing individual annual gifts, and stewarding donors for assigned University clients. The person in this role will manage the planning and execution of direct marketing projects from concept to completion, including scope, requirements, scheduling, budgeting, problem solving, reporting, analysis of results, and maintaining the integrity of the Purdue brand.

Manager, Donor Recognition

University of Houston

Houston, TX

 

The Manger, Donor Recognition manages strategic planning for Donor Relations and Stewardship to help deploy resources, develop evaluation measures and ensure consistent high quality work. Ensures consistency in stewardship communication strategies through publications, events and custom engagement opportunities. Plans and executes strategies to work independently and under limited timeframes to meet deadlines ensuring project deliverables are met. The Donor Engagement program is organized into the following component areas: Donor Recognition and Events, Gift Impact and Compliance, and Development Communications. This team is a part of the Division of University Advancement's Strategic Initiatives department, which encompasses strategic planning and projects, campaign initiatives and planning, donor and volunteer engagement

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