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Assistant Director, Donor Engagement

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  • Posted 7 days ago

Virginia Commonwealth University Development & Alumni Relations

The mission of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is to maximize philanthropic support by engaging stakeholders with our institution working in partnership with all VCU schools, programs and campuses as one development and alumni relations community and implementing the best practices and efficient strategies to achieve a comprehensive development program. Donor engagement plays a key role in furthering this mission and is essential as VCU builds toward its next fundraising campaign. The Assistant Director, Donor Engagement will plan, organize and execute donor-centered programs to engage donors and foster lasting connections that result in maintaining and increasing a philanthropic pipeline.

In this role you will:
-Serve as DAR’s subject matter expert and resource on stewardship usage of Ovrture, a digital donor proposal and endowment reporting platform
-Develop, plan and execute annual endowment donor stewardship efforts for the VCU Foundation, School of Business Foundation and College of Engineering Foundation by executing paper and digital reports to donors and noting them in the donor database. Coordinate reporting with the MCV Foundation to ensure all VCU endowment donors enjoy a similar stewardship experience
-Conduct an annual evaluation of endowed fund reporting strategy to continuously improve the process using best practices
-Develop and execute Ovrture stewardship reports for specific funds and donor segments
-Help campus partners execute university stewardship strategy through acknowledgement and tribute report usage
-Serve as technical expert for donor engagement reports in the donor database
-Develop, manage and execute acknowledgement and tribute letters for university wide funds
-With the senior director, assist in the strategy, development and execution of fund, behavior and constituency-based donor stewardship efforts for constituencies including:
Donor recognition society donors
Campaign donors
Endowed fund donors
Invest in Me donors
First-time donors
Faculty, staff and retiree donors
Consecutive donors
Giving Day donors
Parent and family donors

Required Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree required -3-5 years experience in donor relations, stewardship or fundraising in a nonprofit setting -Demonstrated experience in project management -Highly organized and detail-oriented -Excellent written and verbal communication skills -Experience using a donor database such as SalesForce, Advance or Blackbaud CRM -Aptitude to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders -Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU -Enjoy working within a fast-paced, performance-based professional environment -Self-starter who can succeed with general direction and exercise independent judgment -Trustworthiness to serve as a brand ambassador and to handle issues or escalate as appropriate Preferred education and qualifications: -Master’s degree -Demonstrated experience in executing stewardship programs -Experience using digital donor engagement tools
For more information on Virginia Commonwealth University and Development and Alumni Relations, please visit https://www.support.vcu.edu/talent/ Full benefits of working at VCU can be found at https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/benefits/
How to apply:
Interested individuals should apply directly at https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/532?c=vcu Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.
Education, Fund Development
Posting Organization:
Virginia Commonwealth University Development & Alumni Relations