This individual is primarily responsible for managing University Advancement's gift acknowledgment process. In addition to presidential acknowledgments, this individual will prepare letters to be signed by the Vice President and Associate Vice President of University Advancement, the Director of the Elon Society (leadership giving), and the Director of the Phoenix Club (athletics giving), as well as the Director of Donor Relations. This individual will also supervise student workers in keeping accurate electronic records of all communications. In addition, this individual will also manage donor recognition at named spaces, help coordinate donor relations communications with other University Advancement mass communications, and assist in the planning and implementation of a variety of campus events throughout the year.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Special Skills Or Experience:
Ability to work on multiple demands simultaneously.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Degree/Major: English, creative writing, or journalism preferred
Length Of Experience:
Three to four years professional experience as a writer or donor relations staff member
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages the university’s acknowledgment process
Drafts and regularly updates acknowledgment templates for the president and senior administrators
Coordinates with Senior Director of Advancement Services to ensure that all acknowledgment needs are tracked through accurate reports
Prepares timely acknowledgment letters for the university president and Advancement administrators
Communicates with donors' assigned primary prospect managers (PPMs) to verify accuracy of information used in letters
Manages donor recognition at named spaces
Works with the university's Planning, Design, and Construction Management team, as well as University Advancement's major gifts team, to determine spaces and giving levels of naming opportunities
Works with campus interior design team and plaque fabricators to design and install appropriate recognition
Coordinates donor relations communications with other University Advancement mass communications
Attends monthly Common Calendar meetings and adds pending communications to the calendar
Assists in the planning and implementation of various campus events throughout the year
Completes tasks involved in planning convocations, lectures, opening of school, and room and building dedications.
Staffs Donor Relations and University Advancement events, including those held during Family Weekend, Homecoming, and Commencement.
Other duties and special projects as needed or required.
Excellent and consistent writing and proofreading skills are essential.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write profiles and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and use whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to use common office software effectively.
Ability to stand in for the Director of Donor Relations in a variety of situations.
Familiarity with The Raiser's Edge, The Raiser's Edge NXT, or similar database systems.
Familiarity with IRAs, stock transactions, and donor-advised funds as philanthropic gift vehicles. Familiarity with planned giving terms such as CRUTs, CGAs, and bequests. Some familiarity with common gift agreements and memoranda of understanding helpful, but not required.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.
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