As a member of the central Donor Relations and Stewardship team,
the Donor Relations Coordinator will serve an integral role in
stewarding the university’s most generous donors. The Donor
Relations Coordinator will support members of a dynamic team,
assist with strategic division-wide initiatives and projects and
launch and manage constituent data and metrics for donor
relationship and stewardship campus-wide. This individual will be
multifaceted and oversee the department budget, manage all
expenses, independently communicate with both vendors and internal
constituents on payment or disbursements, and maintain the office
calendar, email account, and phone line.
The Coordinator will also serve as a data specialist and track,
compile and conduct analysis on stewardship metrics for the team
and the schools and colleges, maintain accurate data for the
university’s highest level donors in donor recognition societies,
perform regular audits of donor data and pull data for university
leadership acknowledgments. Additionally, this individual will
assist in the coordination and execution of several
presidential-level donor relations events. These events are held
throughout the year, and the coordinator will provide front-line
customer service to university stakeholders, manage donor rsvp
correspondence, and oversee the timeline management, invitation
lists, and data entry and analysis for each event.
Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education
and/or experience may be substituted for the degree.
Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the importance of
donor relations and stewardship in philanthropy. Required
experience is broken down as follows:
2 years of administrative or logistical management experience
with a Bachelor’s Degree; OR
4 years of administrative or logistical management experience with
an Associate’s Degree; OR
6 years of administrative or logistical management experience with
a High School Diploma or GED.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and
execute multiple projects under tight deadlines.
Self-starter with the ability to excel in a fast-paced
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and
responsibility regarding information related to donors and the
Strong customer service experience.
Exceptional writing and interpersonal skills.
Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel and
experience working with databases/ CRMs.