Donor Relations Coordinator
Working Title: Donor Relations Coordinator
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: University Advancement
Posting Date: 02-23-2018
University Advancement is seeking a strong writer with exceptional project management skills for the role of Donor Relations Coordinator. This individual will join a group of dynamic and professional colleagues who work behind the scenes to ensure that the University's donors stay connected and feel appreciated.
With a focus on written communications, the Donor Relations Coordinator helps to steward the University's top donors. Responsibilities include crafting gift acknowledgement correspondence for the University's President and the Vice President for Advancement; acting as project manager and writer for customized stewardship reports; developing and sending holiday cards on behalf of the President's Office; and partnering with Donor Relations colleagues to draft compelling content for stewardship initiatives and events.
A successful candidate has the demonstrated ability to craft impactful correspondence, to create original content and refresh existing messaging, and can seamlessly replicate the voice and tone for the individuals on whose behalf he/she is writing. He/she works well independently and prioritizes daily tasks and deliverables to meet changing business needs. This individual will build collegial relationships, develop systems, and effectively leverage databases and customer relationship management systems (CRM) to maximize their impact in this position.
A key contributor to the Donor Relations department and Advancement Community at the University of Virginia, the Donor Relations Coordinator is both process and product-focused, and works to ensure the informed collaboration of Advancement colleagues and other internal stakeholders on a daily basis.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
An aptitude for interacting with executive level administrators, development officers, donors/prospects, and staff, with an understanding of protocol, political environment and implications, and confidentiality.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills that foster positive relationships.
Demonstrated success in solving complex problems with sound reasoning and strong judgment.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet multiple deadlines within a fast-paced environment.
Ability to think creatively and strategically about existing programs and systems to streamline processes and increase impact.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, Adobe, Outlook, with working knowledge of database management. Must be willing to learn new technology platforms as needed.
Strong research skills.
Ability to manage complex projects and processes, excellence in editing and proofreading, and superlative attention to detail.
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