Associate Director, Donor Relations
Title: Associate Director, Donor Relations
Reporting to the Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations, the Associate Director contributes to Institutional Advancement goals by providing project management and expertise to advance programs and projects that strengthen donor confidence, enhance the donor experience, and increase donor satisfaction and retention. Within Temple’s hybrid centralized/decentralized advancement organization, the Associate Director works closely with the Director and collaborates with a broad range of advancement colleagues to manage, execute and assist with donor relations, recognition and stewardship projects which help inspire a culture of philanthropy at Temple. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and four or more years of experience working in donor relations/stewardship, preferably in a higher education setting. Equivalent experience in advancement services or front line development may be considered. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated thorough understanding of donor relations and stewardship principles; working knowledge of corresponding fundraising and advancement services functions.
* Ability to manage, organize, plan and follow through on projects independently and/or under general guidance/supervision.
* Effective interpersonal skills and excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
* Proven skills to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities.
* Skills in problem solving and using judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact.
* Demonstrated proficiency in Banner or equivalent development database.
* Attention to detail and high level of accuracy in work.
* Ability to work with sensitive or confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
* This position requires a background check
In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.
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