Assistant Director for Stewardship, Events, and Volunteer Engagement

College Park, Maryland
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Assistant Director of Stewardship, Events and Volunteer Engagement serves as the day-to-day manager for all college boards and development-related events for the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) and The Clarice. The Assistant Director serves as the point of contact for coordinating and tracking stewardship and volunteer activities. This position reports to the Associate Director for Events and Stewardship.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Develop and implement effective communication plans for various boards.
• Oversee implementation of key prospect volunteer activities. 
• Identify events to engage key prospects, donors and constituent groups and provide logistical support as necessary. Events may include performing arts events, art exhibit openings, and high-profile departmental and College-wide lectures and events. 
• Prepare and route invitation lists, track RSVPs, disseminate timely information to board members and event attendees, and assist with appropriate follow-up.
• Organize and implement high-level stewardship and donor prospect events including: scholarship showcases, the Clarice Next Now event, individual donor receptions honoring significant philanthropic support. 
• Verify that scholarships are awarded and student acknowledgments are sent to appropriate donors. Track and report of scholarship information in appropriate databases. 
• Attend and present best practices at business manager meetings to ensure and solidify collaboration and partnership with units.
• Develop focused stewardship for special constituencies and circumstances (retirement, in memory, crowdfunds, etc.). 
• Prepare and track campaign gift reports and gift tables.
• Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Development

Attendance at events during and after regular office hours and weekends may be necessary. Limited travel, primarily in the College Park area, is necessary.


Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum of 3-5 years experience working in a philanthropic environment.

Minimum of three (3) years of event experience.

Experience conceptualizing and implementing high-level events and volunteer engagement programs.

Experience recruiting and managing volunteer boards, high-level volunteers and donors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have a knowledge and understanding of complex philanthropic databases.

Ability to organize and analyze data and effectively communicate data to develop strategy.

Demonstrated understanding of endowment reporting and be able to interpret data.

Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

Ability to manage external and internal vendors to produce events and meetings.

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