Associate Director of Donor Relations
Haverford College seeks to hire a full time (37.5 hours per week), exempt, benefit eligible Associate Director of Donor Relations.
The Associate Director has the responsibility, knowledge, and experience to serve as the proxy for the Director of Donor Relations when the Director is out of the office. The Associate Director focuses on three key areas within donor relations – donor recognition, donor engagement, and donor retention. The Associate Director interacts comfortably, tactfully, and effectively with varied internal and external constituencies including relationship managers. The Associate Director also displays a high level of maturity and personal integrity as they develop, and sustain resilient and dynamic relationships with donors, colleagues, students, faculty, and others at the College.
Major Primary Responsibilities:
- Key partner who, with relationship managers, creates strategic, timely, and focused donor recognition and engagement plans.
- Developer of communication and marketing initiatives for annual giving audience segmentation with emphasis on donor retention. Works on copy with College Communications
- Dynamic event planner who assists in the planning of multi-faceted events.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
- Meets with relationship managers to develop engagement roadmaps, using Raiser’s Edge. Responsible for the creation, implementation and expansion of stewardship engagement plans.
- Creates and sends weekly digest for relationship managers of articles that may be useful to share with donors.
- Works with relationship managers to create Letters of Intent and Grant Recommendations.
- Provides final versions to relationship mangers.
- Working with Director, creates donor recognition opportunities, donor retention strategies, and impact reporting for leadership and loyalty societies. Partners with Communications Office to produce brochures, emails, and videos.
- Supports Director in the planning, implementation and overall execution of donor relations events including scholarship recognition luncheon.
- Other related duties as required.
Line of Report: The Associate Director of Donor Relations reports to the Director of Donor Relations. This position has no direct reports.
Education, Training, & Experience:
- A bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience
- A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience, preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization), in donor relations, or related field
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills
- Knowledge of the principles of marketing and communications
- Ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities
- Ability to work independently, solve problems, take initiative, set priorities, and exercise good judgment in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment in an organized and professional manner
- Experience in the planning and implementation of events
- Has the ability to resolve conflict and exhibit compassion during interaction with colleagues and constituents
- Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
- Strong customer service orientation
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner
- Ability to actively participate in brainstorming, project creation and execution
- Must be skilled in Raiser’s Edge (or other database) for retrieval and organization of information
- Some evening and weekend work required
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position:
- Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
- Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Up to three hours
- Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Up to three hours
- Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Never
- Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Never
- Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: Up to three hours
- Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Up to three hours
- Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Up to three hours
- Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Up to three hours
- Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Up to three hours
- Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Up to three hours
- Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Up to three hours
- Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Up to three hours
- Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Up to three hours
- Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Up to three hours
- Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Never
- Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Up to three hours
- Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Never
To Apply: Interested candidates should complete an application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Haverford-Campus/Assoc-Director--of-Donor-Relations_R243. The application deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020. Failure to provide the required documents may result in lack of consideration. Haverford College does not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s educational mission.