Assistant Director, Donor Relations

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Position Overview

Butler University is in the early stages of its largest comprehensive campaign to date. Central to this effort will be increasing donor engagement and giving. The Assistant Director of Donor Relations will join the Donor Relations team in planning and executing Butler’s institution-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program. The Assistant Director is responsible for tactical execution of the plan and creating meaningful opportunities to engage, thank, and retain current and future donors.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute bi-weekly acknowledgments for leadership level gifts of $2,500 to $24,999
  • Manage process to recognize first-time donors and in honor/in memory gifts
  • Support stewardship needs of Butler University giving societies
  • Collaborate with director, Marketing and Communications, and other leaders to help design, create, and produce acknowledgment content and material
  • Make recommendations for improvement in acknowledgment project flow and tracking
  • Ensure that all acknowledgment touches are recorded in Advance
  • Manage named space inventory
  • Manage digital donor recognition
  • Create and manage enterprise master calendar

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Support ad hoc events (tailgates and other partner events) that serve to recognize and engage donors
  • Assist Director in planning and executing core annual events and other donor recognition efforts

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • One to two years of professional experience in higher education or the non-profit sector
  • An understanding of higher education and/or non-profit fundraising, donor relations, and stewardship preferred
  • Demonstrated foundation in project management, fundraising and event planning
  • Strong interpersonal and written communications skills with demonstrated attention to detail and ability to coordinate people and handle multiple deadline driven projects at one
  • Exceptional customer- donor service
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills required
  • Tact, discretion, and prudence in working with confidential and sensitive data
  • Computer software skills, including Microsoft Office and planned giving software is required, and knowledge of integrated client database systems is preferred
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary




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Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 12/9/2018
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