About the Role:
Do you enjoy engaging with a diverse group of people, are passionate about stewardship or fundraising, and want to make an impact? Are you a dynamic individual who can collaborate with internal and external stakeholders? If so the Assistant Director of Donor Relations role may be right for you! You will develop the stewardship program for endowed scholarships and planned giving, and this work will include personal conversations with donors, event planning, and student engagement. At St. Olaf, you’ll be working alongside dedicated teams that bring their passion and enthusiasm to all that they do.
What You’ll Do:
• Create and execute a stewardship plan for major and planned giving donors
• Actively engage with a portfolio of planned giving donors
• Collect and write student profiles for impact reports
• Analyze and improve upon processes
• Collaborate with internal and external partners
• Supervise student workers
Who You Are:
Qualified candidates will have…
• Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in stewardship, program management, fundraising or related field, or relevant experience
Highly-qualified candidates will also have…
• 3+ years in higher education advancement, experience at a liberal arts college, experience developing and evaluating stewardship programs, and experience with CRM software
You might be a perfect match if you…
• Work productively as an individual and collaborate well with a diverse range of people
• Enjoy proactively reaching out to and engaging with people, and are able to establish and maintain a good rapport with alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff
• Are willing to support, respect and commit to embracing a strong and inclusive community
• Are flexible, detail-oriented, and analytical, and have the ability to manage many different projects at once and can balance and prioritize tasks with ease
• Believe in the benefits of a liberal arts education
• Want to share impact of giving with donors and the wider community
If you are excited by our work and our collaborative team, then apply now!
Please review the job description here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10ze9ljglAVsWdlfej1KW6FvpvCIPgmAb/view?usp=sharing
Who We Are:
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.
The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee’s health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee’s children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/benefits/
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.
A summary of the Flexible Work Policy: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/flexible-work-policy/
A link to our DEI page: https://wp.stolaf.edu/equity-inclusion/
A virtual campus tour: https://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?p=483
An overview of Northfield: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/northfield/
An overview of the Twin Cities: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/twincities/
St. Olaf College requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC. A reasonable accommodation may apply because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Compliance with St. Olaf's COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment. Under current guidelines, "up to date" means one updated (bivalent) booster, which became available on September 7, 2022. If and when this guidance changes, employees will be required to get additional boosters as indicated by CDC guidelines.
St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer. The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.
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Title IX Contact Information:
Pamela McDowell, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 180
Northfield, MN 55057