The Associate Director of Stewardship will contribute to a comprehensive stewardship program to help cultivate, recognize and steward Kellogg alumni and friends. This position will be responsible for implementing stewardship plans for all lifetime donors of $1M+, and as Kellogg prepares for the next campaign, the Associate Director will play an integral role in cultivating these donors for future gifts.
Stewardship Plans for $1M+ donors and Kellogg Leadership Circle donors—Craft stewardship plans for all Lifetime donors of $1M+; ensure all significant donors are being stewarded in an appropriate and timely manner. Coordinate what is required of the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, the Director of Major Gifts and the Dean in terms of stewarding these donors and ensure that it happens. Develop a stewardship program for Kellogg Leadership Circle donors. Assist in the planning and executing of this program.
Management and Reporting of all Endowed and Expendable Funds – Ensure all endowed funds are being properly used by Kellogg, according to the donor’s intent. Work with Admissions and other Kellogg administrators on the awarding of student scholarship aid and notifying students of the awards. Work with faculty liaison for the awarding of research awards; facilitate faculty meeting of donor and faculty. Maintain endowed fund descriptions for Kellogg; maintain lists in database; monitor complete and prompt recording in Catracks. Prepare all endowed fund reports and mail to donors in a timely manner.
News Alerts and Dean’s Correspondence—Develop a comprehensive system for tracking alumni news. Develop a process to ensure the Dean acknowledges alumni achievements; ensure this information is input into Catracks.
Develop appropriate infrastructures, systems and materials as required; accept other duties as assigned by the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship.
Performs other duties as assigned.
3-5 years' experience in related setting, preferably in an educational setting.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and cooperatively with other staff and volunteers.
Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational and creative skills.
Computer skills, familiarity comfort working with Microsoft Office Suite.
Proven ability to work discreetly with sensitive and confidential information.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Demonstrated Customer Focus.
Strong Organizational Skills.
Ability to be a strong team player.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Experience working in high-performing development operations.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Curiosity and analytical thinking.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35895
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.