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Donor Relations & Stewardship Specialist

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Open Date 07/12/2023
Requisition Number PRN35666B
Job Title Development Specialist
Working Title Donor Relations & Stewardship Specialist
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary
M-F 8-5; with occasional evening and weekend events
VP Area Academic Affairs
Department 00029 - External Relations
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $50,000
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary
Job Summary:
The David Eccles School of Business Office of Alumni Relations and Development seeks a
creative, driven, self-starter to support the work being done to steward and engage donors of
the Eccles School. This position will report to the Manager, Donor Relations & Stewardship.
The Donor Relations & Stewardship Specialist will assist in the execution of the Eccles School's
stewardship programs, which are designed to ensure that donors are properly engaged,
supported, and informed in all aspects of donor relations including: events, recognition,
opportunities to mentor and engage with students, and reporting on the use of donor funds.
The goal of these efforts is to cultivate the long-term loyalty and commitment of donors.
The David Eccles School of Business is dedicated to giving our students a premier education
experience. We know higher education is a significant investment and we strive to help provide
services that help students navigate their path, including the professional and community-based
opportunities necessary to succeed. The Office of Alumni Relations and Development is
responsible for all alumni and donor engagement and communications, as well as all fundraising
for scholarships, capital campaigns, academic programs, and student services at the Eccles
- Support the creation and execution of the donor relations plan and execution of
stewardship activities.
- Execute 1st time donor recognition.
- Create monthly newsletters and other broad donor communications.
- Collaborate with annual giving team to plan and execute stewardship on giving
campaigns, including but not limited to 1917-Minute Challenge, U Giving Day, and mini
giving campaigns.
- Assist in the planning and execution of donor engagement events.
- Collaborate with marketing & communications team to ensure all stewardship
communications reflect the brand of the Eccles School and serve the overall
communications strategy of the Office of Alumni Relations and Development.
- Support the fundraising pipeline by making qualification phone calls to prospective
major donors.
- Support fundraisers & collaborate with marketing and communications team in the
creation of fundraising collateral and impact reports.
- Provide excellent customer service to donors, alumni, and students.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, hospitality management, or a related area (1-year of education can be substituted for 2-years of relevant work experience)

    - Strong customer service, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills
    - Ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment.
    - Ability to work independently and as a part of a collaborative team.
    - Handle multiple tasks in an organized manner. Prioritize to ensure a balanced and
    efficient workload.
    - Collaborative in approach and open to new concepts and ideas
    - Strong writing skills, including the ability to proofread and edit content.
    - High ethical standards, discretion, and confidentiality in working with donor information.
    - Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access,
    Type Benefited Staff
    Special Instructions Summary
    Additional Information
    The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
    Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
    The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
    To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
    Director/ Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)
    383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
    Online reports may be submitted at
    For more information:
    To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.
    The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
    This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

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