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Associate Director of Donor Relations

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Temple University

Reporting to the Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations, the Associate Director contributes to Institutional Advancement (IA) fundraising and engagement goals by developing and implementing stewardship processes that enhance the major and principal gift level donor experience and by evaluating major giving stewardship programming to ensure effectiveness, making recommendations for improvements, and assisting with implementation of enhancements. Within Temple’s hybrid centralized/decentralized advancement organization, the Associate Director collaborates with a broad range of advancement colleagues to manage and execute donor relations, recognition, and stewardship projects which help inspire a culture of Philanthropy at Temple.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree and at least four years of experience working in donor relations/stewardship, preferably in a higher education setting. Equivalent experience in advancement services or frontline development may be considered. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Required Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Banner or equivalent development database. Advanced competencies in data management tools including Excel and mail merges. Must be willing to undergo training in internal systems and practice.
  • Must possess solid interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment with students, staff, faculty, families, and alumni. Skill in problem solving and using judgment in situations requiring independent initiative and tact.
  • Ability to manage, organize, plan and follow through on simultaneous projects independently and/or under general guidance/supervision. 
  • Must be comfortable with fast-paced environment with frequent high-level assignments and daily deliverables for colleagues and superiors. 
  • Attention to detail and excellent written, data collection, and oral communication skills required. 
  • Ability to work with sensitive or confidential information in a discreet and professional manner.
  • Must be willing to work occasional nights and weekends for events.
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of donor relations and stewardship principles; working knowledge of corresponding fundraising and advancement services functions preferred.

A background check is required for this position.

This position is temporarily assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote). The duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

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