Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Development Coordinator is responsible for operational services, stewardship, and alumni/donor events for the College of Arts and Science.
The Department of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) assists Vanderbilt University in securing the resources, both human and financial, that are required to achieve its mission and goals. The Department is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals and organizations whose charitable objectives are consistent with those of Vanderbilt University's teaching and research programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
With guidance from the Associate Dean and Senior Director of Development, coordinate operations in support of fund-raising, alumni relations, public relations, and communications goals; primary emphasis on stewardship, special events, reporting and analysis, and gift processing.
Manage the donor gift acknowledgement process for the College of Arts and Science Development Office. This includes overseeing gift-related correspondence and proactively identifying opportunities to communicate with donors and alumni.
Serve as liaison to the Office of the Dean on stewardship, Board of Visitors, Campaign Cabinet and Undergraduate Advisory Board, and operational related matters.
In coordination with DAR's Office of Stewardship, implement and coordinate a broad-based strategy of donor recognition, stewardship and donor communications to include stewardship reports on all endowed funds in the College of Arts and Science.
In conjunction with the Dean and Associate Dean, coordinate the College of Arts and Science Board of Visitors annual meeting, as well as all correspondence to this group.
Work collaboratively with the College of Arts and Science development officers to plan and execute cultivation and stewardship events on campus and around the country. Oversee event logistics. Serve as key liaison with DAR's Special Events staff when appropriate.
Liaison as appropriate between College of Arts and Science development staff and academic departments, interdisciplinary programs, and research centers.
Serve as the liaison with key strategic partners in other DAR and university departments on projects as needed.
Uphold departmental and institutional policies regarding confidential information.
Support related activities for Vanderbilt's Campaign Cabinet, a campaign volunteer engagement organization
Handle sensitive donor and student information in the strictest confidence, according to departmental and institutional policies
Work cooperatively with Development and Alumni Relations colleagues
Maintain strong and effective relationships with Vanderbilt faculty and staff external to DAR
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent, is necessary
Two years of relevant experience is necessary
Superior verbal and written communication skills are required
Ability to work independently, take initiative, manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities are essential
Ability to exercise good judgment in the handling of confidential information
Ability to use current computer technology, such as Windows, Excel, Word, and Vanderbilt's donor management system
Knowledge of software programs applicable to development is desirable
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, professional team player with courteous interpersonal skills and an excellent customer service attitude
Candidate must also have the capacity to perform in an intellectually rigorous and complex academic environment
The ability to apply sound judgment in all situations is required, as are excellent organizational skills with a meticulous attention to detail
Values the importance of equity as an organizational operating principle and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000486
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