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Assistant Director of Stewardship

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Temple University

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Development, the Assistant Director of Stewardship is responsible for strategic stewardship at Tyler in the Development and Alumni Engagement Office. This position is responsible for supplemental gift acknowledgment at the school level in coordination with central Institutional Advancement Gift Accounting, as well as collaborating on Tyler donor recognition events. The Assistant Director of Stewardship also coordinates with Tyler’s Director of Development, Finance office, and central Institutional Advancement regarding pledge statements and endowment reports. In addition, the Assistant Director of Stewardship collaborates with Tyler Development field staff and other internal departments to report to donors on the use of gifts, to arrange meetings between donors and beneficiaries, to participate in the cultivation of new pledges in collaboration with gift officers (as appropriate), and to help celebrate gifts. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and growing a stewardship plan for Tyler. Performs other related duties as assigned.

At Temple, you will find it easy to fit in while staying true to yourself.  We value what makes each employee unique and strive to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusion.  As an employee, you will enjoy our collaborative team-based culture that values innovation and creativity.  

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Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in related field and three years of directly related experience that includes working in a highly visible, service-focused environment preferably in higher education in the arts, architecture, or design; writing, proofreading and editing; event planning and management; strategic communications planning; knowledge of communications resources and strategies; and project management. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated organizational skills, along with the ability to multi-task and successfully complete projects with competing deadlines.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals both inside and outside the university. 
* Ability to take initiative and work independently and in a team environment.
* Ability to supervise and work effectively with student and volunteer workers.
* Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading skills.
* Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate professionally in complex, diverse, high profile settings with a
variety of constituents. 
* Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
* Demonstrated expertise in manipulating data and producing reports.
* Demonstrated knowledge of event management and development/fundraising principles and techniques. 
* Ability to articulate the vision and mission of Tyler School of Art and Architecture and the university.
* Demonstrated creativity and strategic thinking with the ability to take initiative.
* Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to adjust to a dynamic University work environment.
* Demonstrated professional demeanor and ability to handle confidential information.
* Ability to travel and work nights/weekends/early mornings as required. 

* Demonstrated familiarity with Banner, Cognos and FPM reporting functions preferred.

This position requires a background check.

Please note this position will temporarily work remotely, the duration of remote work will be at the discretion of Temple University and the department. However, this position will be on-site for the introductory period of 6 months. 

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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