Coordinator of Donor Relations & Stewardship

Coordinator of Donor Relations & Stewardship

Office of Development

Summary of Job Details

Designs, implements, and manages the stewardship program for all donors, including, but not limited to, the top-tier major gift donors to optimize philanthropic support for the Deans’ priorities for the College of Engineering (COE) and the College of Letters & Science Division of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences (MLPS). Assesses needs for donor relations, creates and develops annual impact reports and a stewardship plan, interfaces with donors at events, and interfaces with campus units and Development Officers (DOs) to facilitate stewardship efforts. Plans, designs, and produces strategic financial and performance impact reports, and video acknowledgments productions and manages acknowledgment and recognition processes. Designs, updates, automates, and manages stewardship program tracking and assessment spreadsheets and analyses data. Plans, executes and directs development-related events for the Division of Mathematical, Life and Physical Sciences and the College of Engineering that aim to promote the advancement goals of UC Santa Barbara, including special events (investitures, campus visits, and dedications), development events (breakfasts, luncheons, receptions, and dinners), and off-campus events. Provides content, design, and formatting input for event materials, while simultaneously coordinating the identification and procurement of goods and services for each event. They must sustain positive and mutually rewarding relations between the university and its donors. A smaller percentage of time is dedicated to directing the annual appeals for the COE and MLPS dean’s priorities, in concert with campus partners, and acting as the primary touchpoint for Give Day, guiding the online outreach, messaging and logistics for COE and MLPS departments.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related area and / or equivalent experience & training
  • Demonstrates strong analytic and organizational skills including ability to meet prescribed deadlines; event planning skills and ability to work under tight and shifting deadlines.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills, including tact and political acumen to effectively represent the institution.
  • 1-3 years of experience in the use of databases, expertise in the use of Word, Excel, Google Suite, and other software and/or web-based systems.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of work.

Special Conditions of Employment

  • Satisfactory conviction history background check
  • May be called upon to work occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus-wide events.

Budgeted Hourly Range: $31.13 – $35.92/hr.  ($65,000-$75,000/yr.)

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To view full job description and apply online please visit: Job # 65189

Coordinator, Donor Relations & Stewardship, Engineering & the Sciences


Written by Janice Villarreal


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