Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Associate Director of Donor Recognition reports to the Senior Director of Stewardship and will work on projects that provide recognition to the university’s most generous donors. This must be an experienced professional who demonstrates excellent analytical, writing, and project management skills, as well as exercises sound judgement. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a keen attention to detail and ability to build effective working relationships with diverse constituencies.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with the Senior Director of Stewardship and the Principal Gifts office to implement a new, high-level donor recognition society. Focus on managing operational aspects of the society, which could include tracking and monitoring new members, sending notification letters and gifts to members, assisting with marketing communications to potential new members, and notifying fundraisers when their donor reaches this giving milestone.
Produce the William Greenleaf Eliot Society honor roll, a printed publication that recognizes leadership donors to the Annual Fund. Serve as a resource for other select projects and tasks that ensure recognition to our highest level of supporters in the Eliot Society.
Assist with other Stewardship-related projects and tasks as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Three to five years of development or advancement experience or a related field.
Professional with extensive knowledge of institutional development, donor relations, and stewardship.
Experience in the production of development materials and publications.
Experience creating and managing databases.
Strong knowledge and skill with a variety of software programs (including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher).
Research skills and familiarity with conducting research on donors with the ability to analyze and synthesize complex information.
Excellent writing and proofreading skills with precise attention to detail.
Ability to effectively operate in a highly complex environment.
Highly motivated individual with intellectual curiosity.
Quick-learner with a "can do" customer-service attitude and is an adaptable team player.
Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively.
Strong computer skills.
Willingness to take initiative with projects.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $60,000 annually.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of University Advancement. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.