Under the direction of the Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations, the Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the strategy of the scholarship program at SLU and the strategic stewardship of scholarship donors, who are a key University constituency. The position leads the efforts for scholarship reporting to donors, coordinates stewardship events in collaboration with internal and external constituents, and serves as relationship manager for unassigned scholarship donors. Serves in a supervisor capacity for the Development Assistant that supports the stewardship team in scholarship-related items and will be a lead user of SLUs scholarship management platform. Audits all named scholarships annually to ensure they are being awarded and serves as the liaison with all deans, faculty and staff within each school/college to ensure scholarships are being awarded on time and as specified in gift agreements. Coordinates with Student Financial Services and Business and Finance on all scholarship and endowed fund activities.
Develops and manages the stewardship efforts for named scholarship donors and stewardship contacts, including endowment reporting and student thank-you letters.
Serves as a primary user of the Universitys scholarship management platform for purposes of donor stewardship and oversight of named funds.
Manages stewardship events, such as the annual endowment dinner and site visits with key partners, with internal and external constituents, including major donors, scholarship recipients, corporate donors, faculty and development staff.
Serves as internal contact for all scholarship questions and gift agreements for new and existing scholarships to ensure compliance with industry standards.
Serves as liaison with all schools/colleges for scholarship audits and stewardship purposes, and with Student Financial Services and Business and Finance.
Serves as relationship manager for unassigned scholarship donors as appropriate.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of development, stewardship, and the donor cultivation cycle
Knowledge of philanthropy, fundraising, and/or charitable giving
Knowledge of University policies and procedures
Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong verbal and written communication
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
Bachelors degree; supplemented with three to five (3-5) years of related work experience.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.