Director of Donor Engagement & Stewardship
The Director of Donor Engagement & Stewardship will be responsible for creating, implementing, & coordinating a university-wide comprehensive donor relations & stewardship plan. Collaborate on, & execute effective donor relations events & activities, actively seeking new opportunities for donor outreach. Collaborate on naming & recognition guideline materials for donor acknowledgement & recognition, & work with staff to define, update and create materials for recognition and stewardship opportunities. Serve as donor relations and stewardship resource for staff & train professional colleagues & partners through the UNF Foundation to cultivate and solicit gifts.
-Leading a complex organization with multiple & diverse constituencies through a time of deliberate program evolution and developing internal and external partnerships to support mission and goal fulfillment demonstrating collaboration and an entrepreneurial orientation.
-Developing a coordinated matrix of communication and stewardship strategies involving email, direct mail, phone/mail, personal visitation and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support.
-Recruiting and maximizing the time and talents of volunteers and leading them towards consensus and excitement over common goals and strategies.
-Developing, and retaining a skilled and empowered team by being a compelling, charismatic leader who has the ability to move a team forward by motivating people with creativity, energy and a sense of humor.
-Generate new ideas, plan, set goals and objectives, implement and follow-through on goals.
-Development of best practices, donor data processes, specific to donor relations and stewardship.
-Communicate effectively, both written & verbally, with all levels of the University community and demonstrate success as an effective leader to create an environment that is conducive to open communication with individuals of varying degrees of involvement with the University and its work.
-Collaborate with development & advancement operations staff to determine best strategies for effective stewardship of donors. Develop intentional strategy for stewarding scholarship and non-scholarship endowments and gifts.
-Executes effective & efficient, donor relations events & activities, actively seeking new opportunities for donor outreach.
-Create an effective donor relations presence on the web & via e-communications & oversee donor relations & stewardship print communications, i.e. annual report, semi-annual donor relations newsletter, stewardship letters, new-donor packets, etc.
-Provide leadership to annual donor/prospect engagement events in partnership with Public Relations (i.e. Celebrate UNF, First Generation Scholarship Luncheon, UNF Foundation Board Events, etc.).