Stewardship and Engagement Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY:
The Stewardship and Engagement Coordinator develops and drives stewardship strategies and practices to meaningfully acknowledge gifts, ensure proper use of gifts, and report impact of philanthropic support to donors. As a key partner with advancement leadership and front-line fundraising staff, the Stewardship and Engagement Coordinator plans and engages team members in the execution of special recognition events, individualized stewardship plans, and physical recognition of gifts (signage, plaques, etc.). This position is also a leader in efforts to create meaningful engagement between donors/volunteers and students/faculty/staff. The Stewardship and Engagement Coordinator must demonstrate a high level of professionalism, diplomacy, judgment, initiative, and self-motivation. This salaried position requires flexibility in the work schedule.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities. Lasell College has the right to add or change the job responsibilities at any time.

Establish, implement, and manage programs that facilitate the effective stewardship of all donors and the meaningful engagement of prospective donors and volunteers:

1. Develop systems for the customized stewardship of major donors and their gifts;
2. Manage implementation across multiple staff levels and departments;
3. Create individualized stewardship plans for key major donors;
4. Plan and execute special recognition events;
5. Identify stewardship and recognition opportunities as a part of the capital campaign which:
a. Create donor recognition levels for each of the projects within the capital campaign
b. Encourage donor retention and increasing levels of giving
c. Work with major gift officers and annual giving staff to identify and develop strategies to engage donors long-term and/or in specific areas of interest;
6. Ensure gifts are used as donors intend and engage the recipient departments in the process of reporting progress as the result of gifts;
7. Help lead the effort to ensure prospects are effectively engaged with appropriate members of our community.
8. Envision and implement programs that enable students and faculty/staff to engage with prospective donors and volunteers (i.e. Lunch and Learn, Program Advisory Board, Mentor Program).
9. Maintain detailed records of all actions taken and information collected.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
None.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Bachelor's degree
• A minimum of three years of stewardship and/or donor relations experience preferred.
• Familiarity with tax benefits of charitable giving and strategies to achieve donor-centered fundraising goals
• Working knowledge of computers and general proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity with PowerCampus a plus

BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES AND COMPETENCIES:

• Exemplary interpersonal communications skills, including discretion in handling confidential information
• Proven ability to self-motivate, to work both independently and across and with multiple teams
• Ability to anticipate and recognize problems, issues, and opportunities as they arise and advise others as needed
• Sound decision-making skills
• Ability to multi-task
• Flexibility in initiating and responding to changing priorities and high-pressure situations
• Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and judgment in dealing with sensitive issues
• Poised, professional demeanor
• Ability to routinely communicate effectively with people throughout the organization
• Creativity, resourcefulness, and sense of humor

PHYSICAL AND VISUAL REQUIREMENTS:
Physical:
Average physical effort with some handling of light weights such as supplies or materials on an infrequent basis (10-15 lbs.)

Visual:
Average visual effort with infrequent exposure to visually demanding work


WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work performed in an environment with correctable conditions such as lighting and room temperature

Normally, no exposure to job hazards; probability of injury is remote

Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below.

Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell College is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.