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Donor Relations Coordinator
Date Posted 07/21/2020
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites applications for Donor Relations Coordinator. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Advancement Services, the Donor Relations Coordinator is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive donor relations program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. This donor-centric position partners with Advancement and Communication staff and other university partners to determine and develop strategies for effective stewardship of all university benefactors and partners.

Specifically, the coordinator:

  • Coordinates multiple channels of stewardship communications and reporting.
  • Maintains a master calendar of stewardship related mailings and events.
  • Manages the stewardship of donor-funded scholarships, endowed funds, and related reporting and activities.
  • Assists gift officers with strategies for individualized donor stewardship plans.
  • Partners with operations staff to manage gift acknowledgment, matching gift, and pledge fulfillment processes.
  • Assists with the coordination of donor recognition events.
  • Supports data management staff to maintain the integrity of benefactor data.
  • Assesses ongoing stewardship activities, developing and implementing new and enhanced activities.
  • Oversees and organizes donor recognition activities on multiple campuses.
Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, and able to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Organized, focused, and goal-driven, with a high level of initiative and energy.
  • Ability to generate creative solutions think strategically about donor engagement.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills; ability to interact with donors, board members, volunteers, and others in-person, by phone, and in writing.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • One year of professional experience in development/donor relations is required.
  • Three to five years of professional experience in higher education development/donor relations is preferred.
  • Experience working in constituent management databases required, experience in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge preferred.

All offers of employment are contingent upon verification of educational credentials and the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Application Review Date 08/14/2020
Starting Date
Contact Megan Sadowski
Contact Email msadowsk@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V
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