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Stewardship & Donor Relations Coordinator

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois
$23.50/hr ($48880)

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Reporting to the Director of Stewardship, the Stewardship and Donor Relations Coordinator at Illinois Wesleyan University plays a crucial role in developing and executing a comprehensive stewardship strategy to foster meaningful connections with our scholarship, annual giving, and leadership donors.  This is a full time, on-campus position.  Generous benefits include health, retirement, considerable time off and access to multiple tuition scholarship programs for employees and dependents.





  • Oversees all aspects of the scholarship program at IWU, including maintaining a portfolio of current scholarship donors for stewardship and gift renewal; collaborating with campus partners to execute spring and fall scholarship awarding procedures; collecting appreciation letters from student scholarship recipients; and maintaining scholarship donor records.


    Execute a comprehensive program aimed at personal, creative, and highly informative engagement for annual giving donors, including planning recognition events, and distributing personal communications expressing gratitude and impact. 


    Oversee database management for tracking stewardship activities, analyzing metrics, and creating reports; leverage the potential of Slate for Advancement database to ensure donor relations and stewardship documents are submitted and updated; understand best practices and establish metrics to benchmark and track programmatic success; discover ways to automate stewardship processes in Slate for Advancement whenever possible.




  • Bachelor’s preferred; significant experience may substitute for some education


    Three years’ related experience; experience in higher education or non-profit fundraising preferred


    Strong analytical skills including the ability to recognize trends from qualitative and quantitative data


    Occasional travel required; approximately 2-3 overnight events a year


Application Information:


Please download and return the required application   Feel free to also include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Review of applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.  Submit to:


Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701 


Phone: (309) 556-3536
Fax:  (309) 556-1710 



The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.



Level 20 ($23.50/hr)



Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire; maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.


Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at


Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



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1312 Park St
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