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Stewardship Specialist (Reporting)

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Grants & Contracts, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Development HR Employment

Division Name

Vice President for Development

Position Title

Stewardship Specialist (Reporting)

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, the Stewardship Specialist is an integral part of implementing and administering a comprehensive, centralized program that is designed to ensure that donors are properly stewarded and informed in all aspects of donor relations including gift agreements, engagement, recognition, and reporting on the use and impact of their annual and endowed funds. Donor Relations cultivates long-term loyalty and commitment of donors while ensuring Auburn fulfills its fiduciary and stewardship responsibilities to donors. The Stewardship Specialist will execute the reporting function of the donor relations process.

Essential Functions

1. Creates comprehensive university-wide stewardship reports for major donors. Produces best-in-class centralized comprehensive impact reports to provide fiduciary and stewardship accountability for all funds through the aggregation of complex, sensitive, and confidential data from multiple sources (Financial Aid, University Scholarships, Endowment Management, faculty, staff, and students) to disseminate the data in a precise and orderly manner.

2. May conceptualize, implement, and administer integrated and comprehensive donor relations activities in support of efforts to cultivate long-term loyalty of donors through reporting and stewardship activities. Demonstrates due accountability, gratitude, recognition, and responsiveness to Auburn’s donors.

3. Serves as a liaison for the Office of Development to the Endowment Investment Office, Development Accounting, University Scholarships, Financial Aid, Business Office, Office of the President, and Office of the Executive Vice President for reporting.

4. May conduct training with development staff and other partners to educate and ensure proper stewardship and spending practices avoid risk-management issues.

5. Conducts annual analysis of processes and documents related to reporting.

6. Works closely with team leaders to organize and review data to facilitate decision-making in support of engagement and stewardship strategies. Identifies and implements best practices to ensure that reporting documents and processes are in keeping with national standards and meet donor expectations.

7. Ensures stewardship requirements are accurately recorded in the database utilized by the Office of Development and others. Performs periodic audit of Development recordkeeping as pertains to stewardship and works will appropriate units to reconcile any inaccuracies.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field.

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in data maintenance, analysis, and reporting with increasing levels of responsibility.

Experience must include the ability to compare various data sets to create accurate and professional documents for internal and external stakeholders. May require experience in building long-term relationships with donors, colleagues, and external partners or experience in fundraising or gift solicitation in a higher education setting.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of fundraising programs, concepts, practices, and procedures of marketing and public relations.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of fund utilization, FERPA regulations of IRS 526 and 1771. Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$45,100 - $75,100

Job Category

Development/Alumni Affairs

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related field?
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