Easton, Pennsylvania
Jun 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lafayette College offers an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated and collaborative individual to become part of an energetic development team. Lafayette is a highly selective, liberal arts college with an endowment ranked in the top 2% nationally of independent colleges. Having completed an extensive strategic planning process, the development team is currently in the public phase of a $400 million capital campaign that will secure the necessary resources to shape and sustain the College's vision for the future. The Associate Director of Stewardship will report to the Director of Donor Relations and manage the College's stewardship efforts to ultimately advance the overall strategic plan.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:

·         Effectively maintain and strive to improve the Lafayette College Stewardship Plan

·         Identify and implement strategic campaign stewardship efforts to help advance the campaign goals

·         Serve as a liaison between the Development Office and many other administrative and academic departments on campus to ensure the proper stewardship practices are in place and utilized effectively

·         Manage the College's endowed and restricted funds reporting process including: scholarships, professorships, lectures, study abroad, student prizes and awards, library funds, and other endowments

·         Work collaboratively with Donor Relations and Communications teams to produce the annual Summary of Giving and Volunteer Participation (donor and volunteer honor roll) publication

·         Coordinate the arrangements for plaques and other on-campus donor recognition

·         Assist the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations in preliminary research and gathering information for basic grant and proposal outlines

·         Work closely with major gift and leadership giving officers to craft detailed campaign proposals for gifts of $50k to $250k for major donor prospects

·         Form productive team partnerships with development office staff

Qualifications/Requirements: The successful candidate should possess:

·         A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three to five years of increasingly successful experience in stewardship in higher education, non-profit or similar settings, or commensurate related reporting/writing experience

·         Professional experience in capital/comprehensive campaigns and/or corporate and foundation grants and proposals is desirable

·         Ability to work well alone or as part of a team in a fast-paced environment

·         Sophisticated interpersonal skills with keen listening, written, and oral communication skills

·         Excellent proofreading skills

·         Self-motivator to complete tasks in a timely manner and consistently meet given deadlines

·         Exceptional organizational and analytical skills with an ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously

·         Elevated proficiency in Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.), and Adobe Acrobat

·         A high level of energy, enthusiasm, and sense of humor are essential

How to Apply:  Please submit resume, letter of application, and three references through the following website: