The associate director of donor relations shares in the responsibility for all donor relations activities and is specifically responsible for managing many of the day-to-day processes in the Donor Relations office and the details of on-campus donor recognition events. The associate director helps manage the Women’s Initiative Program and has primary responsibility for managing the Laurentian Leadership Society. S/he curates the donor relations web presence and maintains the named space inventory. Reporting to the director of donor relations, the associate director works collaboratively on these activities with the offices of the President, University Communications, and others across campus, as well as with trustees, volunteers, donors and alumni. The associate director is responsible for hiring and supervising student worker and assisting the major gifts team with proposals, reporting, gift agreements, stewardship for their major and principal gifts prospects and other related duties as assigned.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Elizabeth Colello, Director of Donor Relations at email@example.com.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Three to five years minimum development and/or higher education experience through writing, research, and/or event management, with donor relations experience preferred.
Ability to make decisions, communicate them effectively, and take responsibility for them.
Excellent writing, grammar and editing skills.
Proven organizational skills; experience managing complex and time-sensitive programs.
Strong research and analytical skills.
Ability to work independently as well as within a team, build effective relationships, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to interact with donors with the highest degree of professionalism.
Must be technologically savvy, have a high level of competence with Microsoft Office Suite programs, and be comfortable learning new programs and operating in an online and largely paperless environment.
Experience using The Raiser’s Edge is preferred.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
About Associate Director, Donor Relations, Fundraising
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.