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Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship - Connecticut College

Company: Connecticut College
Date Posted: April 22, 2018

Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship

Reports to:  Vice President for Advancement

Job Summary:

Connecticut College is conducting a national search for a Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship.  The Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship is responsible for designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.  The Director maintains positive and mutually rewarding relations among the College and its donors, partners with Advancement staff on stewardship strategies for key donors, and builds ongoing and active networking with campus and external constituents.

General Duties & Responsibilities:

The Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship will develop and implement a strategic plan for donor recognition and stewardship. Key responsibilities include working with Advancement colleagues to coordinate meetings between donors and recipients (students, faculty); planning and managing all campaign cultivation, recognition and celebration events; managing all gift agreements, acknowledgements and endowment reports; building 1911 Society and Ad Astra Society recognition events; and managing the central list of naming opportunities.

Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. Because big questions inspire a broader vision, our Connections curriculum builds on the College's longstanding strength in interdisciplinary scholarship. Our students put the world together in new ways and learn to collaborate, innovate and solve new problems. Our campus with 750 acres of arboretum is nested in the historic New England seaport community of New London.


Bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience specifically in campaign stewardship. Exceptional oral and written communication skills and have experience being a proactive and creative leader who enjoys collaborating with colleagues and communicating directly with donors, prospects, volunteers, faculty, staff and students. Knowledge of the following preferred: Banner, Excel, and all aspects of Microsoft Office. Some travel and a need for flexible working hours - weekend and evening duties required.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume

Applicant Credentialing: Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected candidate.

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As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences.  We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups.   AA/EOE

Applications accepted through: 04/30/2018

  • Pay Type: Exempt (salaried)
  • Department: Advancement
  • Appointment Type: Continuing Full-Time
  • Hours Per Week: 37.5
  • Work Schedule: 52 weeks per year
  • Benefits Eligible: Full Benefits
  • Qualifies for relocation reimbursement: Yes