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Assistant Director of Stewardship

Company: Kansas State University Foundation
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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As a Certified Great Place to Work, organizational culture and employee engagement is important to us. We strive to harness your talents and build upon your strengths. We offer resources for professional growth so team members can find their purpose, a path to grow, ways to add value and thrive. Work alongside passionate, caring and hardworking people who trust and challenge one another in our intentional pursuit to be the best.
We are searching for top talent to join our Stewardship team! The Assistant Director of Stewardship is an integral member of the Stewardship team and plays a key role in creative relationship management of major gift donors. They are responsible for developing and executing the stewardship strategy for major gift donors through concierge level engagement. The Assistant Director collaborates with fundraisers to support personalized cultivation strategies. Builds bridges between campus and the Foundation to capture and communicate the impact of named funds. They find connections to expand the scale of one-to-one stewardship that supports cultivation across the major gift spectrum.
A day in the life of an Assistant Director of Stewardship could be:

  • Lead strategy for donor impact reporting that demonstrates philanthropic impact and inspires giving.
  • Collaborate with frontline fundraisers to cultivate relationships with donors.
  • Build relationships with internal and external partners to collect impact content and organize it effectively.
  • Work proactively to establish and execute intentional stewardship and engagement expectations with campus partners for donor created funds.
  • Develop close working relationships with KSU Foundation colleagues in marketing and communications, IT services, data science and market research to further develop efficiencies and strategies to cultivate donors.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years of professional work experience in a position managing multiple projects and/or executing creative strategy
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; proven excellence in verbal and written skills
  • Pays close attention to and ensures the highest level of accuracy, quality, timing and other details in all aspects of work
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proactive, goal-oriented, and a self-starter able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Uses discretion, displays mature judgment and diplomacy
  • Work is primarily sedentary. Must be able to sit for long periods of time. May require occasional physical exertion such as long periods of sitting or standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities.
  • A valid motor vehicle operator's license with an acceptable driving record
    What we want:
    • Professional work experience in donor relations, nonprofit fundraising, communications strategy, relationship manager, or higher education
    • Results-oriented, quality-driven and team oriented
    • Ability to meet deadlines and follow through on projects
    • Passion and enthusiasm for the university and the mission of the foundation
    • Driven and hard working
      Commitment to Inclusion and BelongingThe Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for all employees to succeed by creating an environment that is inclusive and draws upon the strength of the diverse backgrounds and personal experiences of our team.
      Employees cultivate a supportive, welcoming, inclusive, and equitable work environment that allows everyone to feel connected to the organization's mission and contribute to their full potential.
      • Willingness and ability to travel to conferences, as necessary Location:
        • Manhattan, Kansas
          What we offer:
          • A strengths-based, engagement-focused and performance-oriented culture
          • A work environment that embraces flexibility inside of a framework
          • Mission-driven work that changes the lives of people around the world
          • Competitive benefits package including health, dental, company paid life insurance, and a variety of voluntary benefits
          • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% company contribution
          • Company paid HSA contributions
          • Paid leave including vacation, sick, personal and volunteer
          • 6 weeks of paid parental leave
          • Paid holidays
          • Tuition and certification assistance
          • Paid, ongoing learning and development opportunities
          • Access to extensive online library of technical and soft skill courses through LinkedIn Learning
          • $300 annual wellness program reimbursement
          • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
          • Adoption assistance program
          • An onsite 24/7 access fitness center
            Salary Description

Keywords: Kansas State University Foundation, Manhattan , Assistant Director of Stewardship, Executive , Manhattan, Kansas

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