Careers at Virginia Tech

Donor Stewardship Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: University Development
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Advancement, Administrative / Clerical, Other

Job Description

The Donor Stewardship Coordinator is a member of the Donor Relations team in the Advancement Division, reporting to the Associate Director of Donor Relations. The Donor Stewardship Coordinator provides strategic stewardship with our donors, deepening relationships with the institution. He or she creates and utilizes queries to retrieve information from our database. This team member tracks and maintains extensive information for recognition in Virginia Tech's giving societies, analyzes gift data for acknowledgments and donor market segmenting, and provides support for our prospect management team. He or she will maintain a small portfolio of stewardship prospects. The Donor Stewardship Coordinator is a liaison with the Offices of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Gift Accounting for donors. He/she writes correspondence from various levels of administration to individual donors. In addition, he or she will create and implement processes to report gift impact to various segmented audiences. This employee will serve as a vital member of the Donor Relations team in creating a bestinclass program.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated experience working in professions such as public relations, communications, alumni relations, special events or related field. |Experience drafting and writing business correspondence.|Proficiency utilizing office software such as Microsoft Office Suite.|Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills for positive internal and external communications and interactions.|Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.|

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in communication or public relations or equivalent experience in donor relations, alumni relations, annual fund fundraising, special events or related field.|Demonstrated experience using large relational databases, such as Blackbaud CRM.|Demonstrated experience with recognition programs.|Demonstrated competency in graphic design and/or desktop publishing software such as InDesign and Photoshop.|Ability to understand the multiple avenues in which gifts may be made to a public institution.|

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

December 31 , 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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