Albright College is accepting applications for a Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship. This position is responsible for implementing a comprehensive stewardship program that provides appropriate recognition and acknowledgement for Albright donors at all levels. This position will work collaboratively to provide customized communications that support donor cultivation and demonstrate the impact of philanthropy as part of a comprehensive fundraising strategy. The Director will manage all donor impact-of-gifts reports and stewardship events with the goal of enhancing the donor experience and increasing overall giving to the college. Albright College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse community and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace equity and inclusion.
1.Sustain a positive and mutually rewarding relationship between Advancement colleagues, College partners and others to maintain a donor-centered approach in delivering high-quality donor communications and events.
2.Create donor communications using multichannel streams to acknowledge donor gifts and promote the beneficial impacts of donor generosity.
3.Develop creative strategies to acknowledge, recognize and steward major gifts donors of the college’s giving societies, including the 1856 Legacy Society, J. Warren Klein Society, Founders Wall Society and the President’s Council.
4.Manage the annual scholarship and donor fund reporting program to include annual reports to donors of annual restricted and endowed funds, including signature programs and faculty fellowships.
5.Enhance the college’s efforts to raise awareness of philanthropy among student scholarship recipients and encourage the philanthropic connection between students and donors.
6.Plan and execute donor relations events; work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure streamlined and timely communication for print/digital invitations, attendance management, program, and post event follow up.
7.Support vice president in delivering personalized stewardship to top college donors.
8.Manage Presidential acknowledgements of gifts $5,000 or more annually and trustee contributions.
9.Assist fundraisers in creating customized stewardship plans.
10.Maintain highest level of confidentiality relating to donor information, reports, letters, etc.
11.Support the Alumni & Donor Engagement team as needed.
12.Other duties as assigned.
a.Exceptional verbal, written and organizational skills
a.Strong project management skills, attention to detail, adeptness at verbal and written communication, and must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information.
b.Possess outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
c.Demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines and manage several projects simultaneously.
d.Collaborative, creativity and strategic thinking with the ability to take initiative.
e.Extraordinary attention to detail and commitment to accuracy in all aspects of work
f.Personal qualities of trustworthiness, openness, accessibility, kindness, flexibility and sense of humor.
g.Ability to relate comfortably with donors, alumni, parents, as well as faculty, staff and administrators.
h.Possess an attitude of gratitude and an affinity for the work of philanthropy.
i.Demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable Albright community, as described in Albright College’s Inclusivity and Equity Statement.
j.Demonstrated ability to work nights and weekends required.
a.3 years in a comparable position, preferably in higher ed fundraising or donor relations.
b.Thorough knowledge of Microsoft desktop software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and experience with database software.
a.A bachelor’s degree.
a.Valid driver’s license required
Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application here. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
Salary Range: $40,000 to $50,000s, depending on experience