Donor Relations Coordinator

Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Donor Relations Coordinator

Job Description:

The Donor Relations Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation, and management of the College’s stewardship and donor relations program. Reporting to the Director of Institutional and Major Gifts Stewardship, the Coordinator works closely with Advancement staff, the President’s Office, administrators, and faculty to achieve donor cultivation and stewardship objectives for the College.

This is a full-time, hybrid position, with remote work possible two days per week.

Essential Duties Summary:

Specific Duties:

  • Responsible for the gift acknowledgment process for major gifts, including the drafting of personalized letters
  • Responsible for presidential acknowledgments, supporting the President’s Office with ongoing donor information to assist with the acknowledgment process
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Students and Financial Aid Offices on scholarship reporting and on the naming of students for endowed scholarships
  • Prepares and distributes annual reports to donors who have given to endowed and sponsored undergraduate and graduate scholarship, program, and other funds
  • Maintains donor records and generates reports in Raiser’s Edge database
  • Interacts with high-level donors, prospects, and other SLC constituencies
  • Researches donor or fund histories
  • Staffs and supports events on or off-campus, occasionally in the evening or on weekends
  • Assists Director of Institutional and Major Gifts Stewardship with projects as needed

Required Qualifications:

Experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in higher education or another kind of complex organization
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to work in a high-volume, deadline-oriented environment
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects, take initiative, and think creatively
  • Ability to work independently
  • A commitment to high performance and teamwork.
  • Excellent computer skills—Word, Excel
  • Experience with or ability to learn fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge)

Requirements for Employment:

Effective October 15, 2021, all employees of Sarah Lawrence College must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exceptions to this requirement will only be considered for documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. Any offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and submission of proof of vaccination.

Position Type:

Full Time

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Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study, conduct independent research, and connect a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan.

In addition to our round-table classrooms, Sarah Lawrence has outstanding theatres, art and performance studios, and music spaces; modern science labs; state-of-the-art graphic computing equipment; competitive sports facilities; a 60,000-square-foot visual arts center; and recently renovated dining facilities.

Our students are men and women who share an enthusiasm for intellectual rigor, academic risk taking, creativity in all disciplines, and original and interdisciplinary work. We are particularly committed to having our faculty, administration, and student body reflect the social, racial, and economic diversity that characterizes our society. The College’s 1,377 undergraduate students come from nearly every state and from 53 countries; 84 percent of undergrads live on campus.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country.

Working At Sarah Lawrence College

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees. · Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore.
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