Assistant Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations
To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
The College of New Jersey is seeking an Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations. Reporting to the AVP for Advancement Enterprises, the Associate Director of Stewardship is responsible for engaging and fostering relationships with donors and key prospects by developing, implementing, and coordinating donor relations and stewardship systems that promote interaction and recognition of donors at all levels. The incumbent must sustain positive relationships through the development of collaborative partnerships between College staff, its key supporters, and volunteers. The Assistant Director must also maintain active networking with internal and external constituents that will increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
The incumbent will establish and manage the tracking process of gift acknowledgments, recognition, and ongoing communications of current and past major donors. Must also compose letters, compile invitation lists, prepare remarks and program materials, and design and document a system of endowment and restricted financial impact reports. Must provide overall management to stewardship of all scholarship donors and proactively engage scholarship recipients in a student "thank you" initiative. The candidate must also demonstrate experience with project and event management to ensure timely execution of programmatic and donor events.
Qualifications for this position include:
- Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in non-profit and/or higher education sectors.
- Experience in managing projects, coordinating and executing small and large-scale events.
- Comfortable working with Excel spreadsheets
- Must be able to read, write and communicate fluently in English and exercise judgment in preparation of correspondence.
- Strong communication and organizational skills.
- Prior use of Microsoft Office products and CRM databases
Preferred qualifications include a Master's degree, experience with Raiser's Edge software, and two or more years' professional work experience in Development, Donor Relations, or Advancement Services. Previous management and or leadership experience is also preferred.
TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings, including the fourth-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.
Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.