Development and Alumni Relations
Associate Director of Donor Relations
The University of Maryland, Baltimore, Department of Development and Alumni Relations is currently recruiting for an Associate Director of Donor Relations. The Associate Director of Donor Relations is responsible for designing, implementing and coordinating institution-wide, comprehensive donor relations and a stewardship system that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. The position must sustain positive and mutually-rewarding relations between the University and its donors; partner with School-based Development staff to determine the best strategies for effective stewardship of donors; maintain ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies; and coordinate recognition events for major gift and planned giving donors. The Associate Director will collaborate with the development leadership, development staff, and the technical support team on establishing and maintaining donor relations information tracking processes and systems.
• Establish and manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgment, recognition, on-going communications and continued stewardship of past and current major and planned giving donors to enhance their relationship with the University and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
• Design, document and implement a systematic and integrated donor relations program that encompasses donor acknowledgments, endowment status reports, communications and events.
• Devise and use consistent, accurate and appropriate information-sharing mechanisms for stewarding prospects and donors.
• Proactively support the stewardship responsibilities of the School-based development staff by assisting them in establishing and coordinating individualized stewardship plans for major and planned giving donors.
• Work collaboratively with the Schools/Units to compose letters to major donors and create donor awards and recognition at appropriate giving levels.
• Manage memberships in the UMB Legacy Council and other giving clubs, committees and affiliations in the development database; ensure that trustees, board members and other major donors and prospects are included at appropriate events and recognized if appropriate.
• Develop guidelines and tracking mechanisms for presidential acknowledgments; prepare presidential acknowledgements; be aware of need for special acknowledgments when necessary.
• Inform the Schools/Units of their endowment spendable income, and ensure that it is spent in compliance with the donors’ wishes.
• Prepare endowment report templates, maintain endowment information in the donor database, and assist the Schools/Units with their endowment reports to donors.
• Bachelor’s degree. (Master’s degree can be used to substitute for relevant experience).
• Five (5) years progressively building a background in the various development functions, preferably in higher education, including at least two (2) years in donor data maintenance, donor relations and stewardship, gift administration or advancement services.
• Two (2) years in a management/leadership role.
• Certification, such as Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of best practices in non-profit fundraising, donor relations and stewardship, and reporting.
• Ability to comply with all reporting requirements and regulations in order to fulfill commitment to accountability and demonstrate transparency.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
• Proven ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance concurrent priorities.
• Ability to conduct ongoing performance analysis of the fundraising systems using accepted and appropriate standards in order to identify opportunities, resolve problems, and inform future planning.
• Knowledge of donor and gift database to ensure accurate documentation and reporting.
• Knowledge of fundraising, gift administration, IRS and CASE guidelines.
• Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
• Leadership, coaching, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
• Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research, gather information, solve problems, and make decisions.
• Ability to communicate and interact with, as well as support effective partnerships with peers, subordinates, and campus leaders.
• Ability to generate creative solutions for stewarding donors and to think strategically about donor engagement.
• Detail-oriented, well organized, focused and goal-oriented, with a high level of initiative; adept at problem solving and using judgment in situations requiring independent thinking and tact.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled
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Or, go to www.hr.umaryland.edu/careers and search for Job Requisition # 9751