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As a member of the Georgetown University Office of Advancement's stewardship team, the Assistant Director, Scholarship Stewardship works to build a culture of gratitude and ensures that donors are appreciated, informed and engaged. This individual ensures that donors are appropriately and consistently acknowledged and recognized for significant gifts to Georgetown University. The Assistant Director, Scholarship Stewardship's work ultimately touches donors at every level. This position works with both a broad range of university-wide colleagues and external constituents and is highly service-oriented. The Assistant Director, Scholarship Stewardship is responsible for managing stewardship initiatives for the university's most significant donors to scholarships on main and medical center campuses. This position prepares financial and impact reports for donors on a portfolio of scholarship funds. This includes gathering and using data and content from the Office of Student Financial Services and other campus departments to prepare stewardship reports for donors and communicate with donors about the impact of their gifts.
The Assistant Director reports to the Senior Director of Stewardship. The Assistant Director works closely with (but not limited to): development officers, OA marketing and communications team, associate and assistant vice presidents for advancement, OA Gift Administration staff, financial administrators, the Office of Student Financial Services and other departments to effectively steward these donors. The Assistant Director represents the Office of Advancement and the university among some of our most generous donors; therefore this individual must understand all components of these respective offices.
The Assistant Director, Scholarship Stewardship will have duties that include, but are not limited to the following:
Stewardship of Endowed and Current Use Scholarship Donors
Manages annual notification to endowed scholarship donors of new scholarship recipients.
Produces annual impact-of-gift reports containing information about award recipients and financial status of funds.
Manages sending student-written Thanksgiving cards to scholarship donors.
Collaborates with development officers and the Office of Student Financial Services, working to identify and steward both scholarship students and donors to provide the most effective investment reporting and donor experiences on an annual basis.
Coordinates with Financial Affairs to ensure accuracy of annual financial reporting; as such, analytics are equally important in this position as are writing and interpersonal skills.
Scholarship Events and Donor Engagement
Works closely with OA's Donor Relations and Special Events teams to manage and produce the university's scholarship events and visits.
Collaborates on the vision of, messaging for, coordination of and follow-up from the events and visits.
Scholarship Student Engagement
Develops and executes a plan to regularly engage scholarship recipients over the course of the year, in an effort to better educate them about the importance of their financial aid support, and encourage them to communicate their ambitions and gratitude to the university's most ardent supporters.
Maintenance of Scholarship Data in GU360
Ensures that information in GU360 (OA's database of record for the university) related to scholarships is updated and complete, from the inclusion of new scholarships with accurate worktag relationships, to ensuring the correct stewardship donors/contacts and student recipients are linked.
New Initiatives and Other Duties as Assigned
Contributes to or manages other stewardship and donor communications initiatives on an as-needed basis.
Serves on Office of Advancement and University committees as assigned/necessary.
A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience, preferably in a higher education or non-profit environment
Must have superior organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and proven experience working independently.
Outstanding verbal and written communications skills including writing, editing, proofreading
Diplomatic skills are essential
Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously, and consistently meet all deadlines
Ability to effectively manage projects that are both data driven and relationship driven
Proficiency with MS Office Suite
Experience working with donors
Familiarity with fundraising databases or the SalesForce platform
Knowledge of Georgetown University
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