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Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship

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Job Location Normal, Il 61790

Posting date 05-15-2018

General Summary
The Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship oversees a comprehensive donor stewardship program designed to cultivate and engage donors and prospects at all levels along the giving continuum. Responsible for the planning, execution, documentation and evaluation of all stewardship activities collaborating with colleagues throughout University Advancement and across campus. Director establishes standards that help direct University-wide stewardship efforts and promote interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. Incumbent must demonstrate intellecutal flexibility, curiosity, and willingness to learn.

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree
2. Three to five years' experience in philanthropy, development, stewardship, advancement services, or related field. (Preferably in higher education or a comparably complex organization.)
3. Ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities.
4. Skilled in preparing, analyzing, and presenting written reports and spreadsheets.
5. Proven experience using data and operational metrics to improve processes and create innovative solutions to improve donor relationships and stewardship opportunities.
6. Highly motivated self-starter with ability to take initiative.
7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as professional interpersonal and organizational skills.
8. Excellent social skills, with large groups as well as with individuals
9. Previous success stewarding donors.
10. Time management and planning abilities, including the ability to work well with diverse communities essential.
11. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Desired Qualifications
1. Master's degree
2. Experience working with and solid understanding of endowment funds and awarding process.
3. Ability to conceive and manage projects including tracking and reporting on progress and results.


Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 5/16/2018
Application Due: 5/25/2018
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