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Donor Stewardship Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Donor Stewardship Coordinator
Role Title: Administrative & Office Specialist III
Posting Number: SW0170938
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

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 best-in-class 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.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting SW0170938. Include with the state application, a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331 or email hrservicecenter@vt.edu.

A review of applications will begin after December 20, 2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: University Development
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: 8am - 5pm
Posting Date: 11/30/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/20/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/81933

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents