Assistant Director of Presidential Stewardship

Employer
Elon University
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Director of Presidential Stewardship

Requisition Number: 20122286
Type of Employment: Full-Time Regular
Number of Months:
Months Employed:
Number of Hours per Day/Week: 40
Daily Hours:

Summary Position
The Assistant Director of Presidential Stewardship will report to the Director of Presidential Stewardship in University Advancement and will partner in the continued development of a stewardship program for principal gift donors and prospects involving the President. The Assistant Director's primary focus will be on written stewardship, producing creative reports that celebrate significant milestones and communicate to donors the significant impact of endowed programs and scholarships, capital projects, and other university initiatives. In addition to a heavy focus on written stewardship, the Assistant Director will partner with the Director on a variety of stewardship events and annual initiatives ranging from donor engagement events at the Wyndham Championship and building dedications, to annual stewardship touchpoints for Elon Day match donors and holiday gifts.


Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

Degree/Major:
Length of Experience: 3-5 years of professional experience in a university setting, with experience writing for University Advancement and/or University Communications. Experience in event planning and donor relations preferred.
Supervisory Experience: No

Supervisory Experience Detail


Special Skills or Experience
Writing, event management, donor engagement

Special Instructions to Applicants


Posting Date: 06/21/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

General Purpose of Position
This position is responsible for producing excellent stewardship touchpoints for principal and major gift donors at Elon. This position’s primary focus will be on written stewardship in the form of Impact and Endowment Reports, but will have a significant role in stewardship events and other touchpoints as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Write and edit meaningful copy for donor impact reports in celebration of significant milestones, partnering with University Communications in developing the final design of these reports.
  • Create relationships with students, staff and faculty across campus in order to facilitate interviews and information-gathering in preparation for writing donor impact reports and other written stewardship
  • Create compelling, persuasive, and concise content in support of philanthropic priorities, including writing and editing gift proposals
  • In partnership with the Director for Presidential Stewardship develop and implement appropriate donor benefits and recognition program for principal gift donors.
  • In partnership with Development Officers, coordinate gifts and stewardship touchpoints as needed for non-principal gift commitments
  • Organize annual touchpoints for varying levels of major gift donors and prospects.
  • In partnership with the Director for Presidential Stewardship, oversee select events related to stewardship of major gift donors and prospects.
  • In partnership with the Director for Presidential Stewardship, Coordinate the development and distribution of select special occasion gifts and acknowledgments from the President, Vice President, and Associate Vice President to key prospects and donors.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.





Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred. 3-5 years of professional experience in a university setting, with experience writing for University Advancement and/or University Communications. Experience in event planning and donor relations preferred.

Does this position require driving for the university? Yes

Additional Information


To apply, visit https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/8743

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years. In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.





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