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Director of Donor Relations, Smith School of Business

University of Maryland at College Park
College Park, Maryland
Salary Range is $91,663 – $114,590
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024

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This search is open solely to current or former employees of the University of Maryland or any University System of Maryland institution.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business seeks a Director of Donor Relations who will help to ensure the school’s donors are appropriately, and strategically, engaged and stewarded. This individual will set priorities for multiple donor relations projects and will help identify and advance stewardship methods. They will also oversee and implement Smith School donor recognition, contact, and cultivation for future gifts. The Director will monitor the designation and use of gifts, as well as assist with the planning and execution of Smith School donor events. In collaboration with the Smith School’s Dean, Chief Development Officer, and additional colleagues within the school and central offices, this person will be primarily responsible for nurturing donor relationships and facilitating communications and events that inspire donors to support the school to their fullest potential.

The Director will manage all acknowledgements and communications to donors on the impact of their gifts and lead high level and small-scale donor engagement events for the Smith School. They will also run and advance the school’s Dean Circle recognition society, implement, and update all donor recognition signage, and manage all fund stewardship, administration, and reporting.

The Director will serve as a Smith School resource, expert, and administrator for all aspects of donor relations. They will report to the Chief Development Officer and manage one full time staff member.


Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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