Assistant Director Functional Title: Associate Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship

College Park, Prince Georges County
Apr 25, 2014
Position Number: 111206 Title: Assistant Director Functional Title: Associate Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular Applicant Search Category: Staff University Authorized FTE: 1.000 Unit: VPUR-VP University Relations Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Associate Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship is an important partner in the strategic management of the University’s relationship with its top donors. He/she will participate in setting priorities for multiple short-term and long-term projects within the Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship and will help to identify and advance stewardship priorities. The Associate Director must establish and nurture effective, collegial working relationships with university colleagues, donors and other external constituencies as needed. He/she seeks to positively reinforce the philanthropic effort of donors, and assure their continued interest in and affection for the university by managing the Presidential and Vice Presidential acknowledgment process, the Celebration of Scholarships website and other Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship functions. In addition, he/she will work to accurately document donor intent, partner with colleagues to conceptualize donor recognition activities and research and resolve donor and development inquiries. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, Journalism or Communications. Experience: Minimum of five years experience in editing and communications required, preferably in development, financial aid and/or alumni/constituent/client relations. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills required. Superior problem solving and strategic planning skills required. Strong customer service experience required. Ability to interact with donors and senior-level executives and administrators required. Ability to handle multiple tasks and strong adherence to deadlines required. Preferences: Working knowledge of development and event planning preferred. Knowledge of HTML, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and In Design preferred. Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment with much of time spent working with a computer. Occasional nights and weekends to support special events. For best consideration, please apply by Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The salary range for this position is $53,000s to $ 66,000s. Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position. Finalists will be asked to provide three writing samples. Documents should be uploaded in PDF format. If you need assistance uploading documents, please contact the University Human Resources eTerp Help Desk at 301-405-5600. Posting Number: E0004545 Posting Date: 04/09/2014 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 04/23/2014 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.