Coordinator, Stewardship Campaigns

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Alumni / Development / Fundraising

The University of Denver is building an advancement enterprise that mirrors the excellence of our great institution. Advancement efforts at DU have a tremendous impact through our relationships with DU's remarkable students, dedicated donors, inspiring alumni, engaged families, and wonderful friends. DU is committed to building and fostering a culture of deep engagement and philanthropy in support of our institution as we implement the DU IMPACT 2025 vision. As a part of that effort, we are continuing to grow a team of collaborative, curious, results-oriented, and mission-driven advancement professionals who value inclusivity and who possess a deep respect for one another and for our shared profession.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director, Major Giving Stewardship, the Coordinator, Stewardship Campaigns is responsible for maintaining a solid foundation of stewardship communication to all donors at the University of Denver. This position will manage a calendar of communications, including print and digital pieces, catering to donors ranging from annual giving level to major gift level. The successful candidate will have a keen eye for strategic segmentation and be up to date on the latest stewardship communication practices to ensure relevant and meaningful engagement with our donors.

Essential Functions

  • Stewardship Communications
    • In partnership with the Associate Director, Major Giving Stewardship and the Director, Donor Relations & Stewardship, craft yearly communication calendar catering to various strategic segments of donors
    • Write and craft creative and meaningful stewardship communication pieces in digital and print
      Giving campaign stewardship
    • Collaborate with Lead Marketing and Community Activation team to craft corresponding stewardship campaigns for all annual giving campaigns
    • Design and coordinate quarterly impact reports on top-performing designations
      Special occasion stewardship
    • Coordinate meaningful celebration recognition, including holiday and birthday cards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to craft creative content for print and digital communications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate impact through various mediums to diverse populations.
  • Awareness of and dedication to inclusive excellence.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities with short timelines and meet deadlines.
  • Flexibly, highly organized and extremely detail-oriented.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively to ensure maximum impact of content.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1 year of donor/constituent/member relations experience
  • Experience in creative writing, marketing, design or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 2 or more years of donor/constituent/member relations experience
  • Experience in higher education or a similarly complex environment
  • Experience with social media, videography, and/or graphic design

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; some nights and weekends as required

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on October 17, 2019

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $21.15 - $23.00/hour. 

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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