Department:School of Journalism & Communication Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$42,000 - $46,750 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins January 28, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Department Summary The SOJC is an ACEJMC-accredited program with a century-long history at the University of Oregon, which is a comprehensive research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Our program thrives as a journalism and communication school known for innovation, ethics, and action. We offer four undergraduate concentrations (in advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations), five professional and academic master’s programs, and a doctoral program in media studies.
Position Summary Reporting to the Senior Director of Development for the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), the Assistant Director for Donor Relations will be responsible for managing a variety of complex stewardship matters, directly contacting donors, and working with the SOJC Development Officers on donor strategy. Stewardship of university donors is integral to the fundraising process and is often the key in the University’s ability to secure additional funds from donors. This position will have volunteer management responsibility and Advisory Board duties as assigned. The Assistant Director will work directly with donors of endowed and current use funds, providing an important link between the University and its donors. In working with volunteers to the University, this position will focus on outreach and engagement that will impact future gifts to the SOJC.
The Assistant Director takes an active role in all aspects of the SOJC development program, including coordinating the SOJC's annual fundraising program in cooperation with the central Annual Philanthropy team, planning and implementing the SOJC’s stewardship program, and supporting special events, and donor campus visits. Projects will often require coordination with the Dean, President’s Office, and other high profile offices as well as encourage donor engagement with faculty and students.
Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing a comprehensive stewardship plan for the SOJC and its alumni; stewarding and managing donors through personal visits, phone calls, correspondence, events, and university activities to support SOJC fundraising objectives; managing a portfolio of primarily stewardship prospects; and assisting in creating written proposals and case statements for solicitations. This position will require occasional nights, weekends, and limited travel (mainly to Portland and areas within the state).
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree. • Experience in development or donor relations. • Experience working with volunteers.
Professional Competencies • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail. • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and a strong sense of donor-driven customer service. • Ability to make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospective donors to specific university needs. • Ability to work autonomously and within a team. • Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. • Proficiency in use of entire Microsoft Office software suite. High-level abilities with MS Word and Excel.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience in higher education development or donor relations. • Event planning and budget management experience. • Experience supervising student workers. • Demonstrated proficiency in managing a donor stewardship portfolio and implementing a stewardship plan within a complex organization. • Familiarity with development databases.
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