Job description

Duties: Reporting to the Executive Director of Development at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Associate Director of Donor Communications and Stewardship will manage and advance the strategic plan to recognize, thank and steward current and past donors of the School with a particular focus on major gift and endowment fund donors. S/he will develop and implement a comprehensive development communications program utilizing social media as well as traditional communication methods. The program will include specialized and personalized correspondence to be signed by the engineering dean in acknowledgement of major gifts, pledges and payments to School, the annual Dean's report to donors and major prospects, and other materials highlighting initiatives and programs at the School. The Associate Director will be responsible for developing and updating communication materials relating to the Power of Penn Engineering: Inventing the Future Campaign and will work collaboratively across campus to keep abreast of best practices and Campaign updates.

The Associate Director of Donor Communications and Stewardship will create funding proposals to motivate prospective donors to support the School's priorities and expand the community of donors. S/he will also be responsible for working with Gift Planning to create and execute gift agreements for commitments of $25,000 and above. The Associate Director will prepare detailed memos for the University President's Office regarding Engineering donor visits and/or events, produce Engineering Overseer nomination memos for University Secretary's Office and compose short pieces for University-wide development communications.

The Associate Director will be responsible for creating a sustainable stewardship program at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. S/he will be charged with developing new and vibrant stewardship efforts (again utilizing social media) to keep donors informed of the impact of their philanthropy. The Associate Director will utilize a variety of communications vehicles (print and electronic media) to produce reports for all named funds including but not limited to named professorships, fellowships, scholarships, and capital projects such as labs and student areas. S/he will be responsible for managing and updating the database.

The Associate Director will work closely with department chairs, faculty and School leadership and serve as a key interface across the School's various stakeholders with regard to development and stewardship initiatives. The Associate Director will ensure stewardship and development communications are produced and delivered in a timely manner.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 5 years to 7 years of Development experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience within a college or university setting preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to bring a high level of creativity, strategic thinking, branding knowledge, and the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and work knowledge of acceptable professional fund-raising principles, concepts & techniques; knowledge of computers (Microsoft Word, Excel, desktop publishing); and social media presence, demonstrated ability to work independently & create new stewardship programs to support the Engineering School; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with individuals at all levels, including dean, faculty, staff & volunteers; ability to communicate effectively & clearly in both verbal & written form; organizational skills; attention to detail a must.

Reference Number: 13-28478

Salary Grade: 028

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Development and External Partnerships

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration




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Posted: 4/10/2018
Application Due: 6/10/2018
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