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UW’S Philanthropic Recognition Program has an outstanding opportunity for a Recognition Program Officer.
Love being part of a dynamic team? Do consider yourself a self-starter and have a special ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time? We’d love to have you consider this opportunity.
Position Purpose The University of Washington has an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team of advancement professionals responsible for stewarding and recognizing donors at all levels of giving to the University. As we close our most ambitious philanthropic campaign in our history, the Philanthropic Recognition Programs team plays a key role in building a robust pipeline of donors, ensuring sustainability for UW in the long-term. The Program Officer (PO), within the central Advancement’s Office’s newly formed Philanthropic Recognition Programs (PRP), will have the opportunity to work across several programs and teams to make certain we are able to meaningfully bring donors closer to the University, by communicating the impact they have through their generosity. We seek a motivated and adaptable professional with project management skills and a collaborative spirit, to manage projects that involve direct communication with donors as well as projects that support unit partners stewarding donors. UW Advancement is built on a fully integrated model of support for the University that brings together development, alumni and stakeholder engagement, and marketing and communications. This position has the opportunity to partner across multiple parts of the enterprise.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Development and Management •Oversee the ongoing operations and manage workflow related to the fulfillment for cumulative lifetime giving clubs, and annual giving clubs (The President’s Circle). •Provide strategic leadership, project management and coordination on the development processes to acknowledge honorary and memorial gifts, tracking data and sending appropriate notifications to honorees and family members where appropriate. •Develop digital marketing campaigns. •Create and develop reports, project analyses, graphics, spreadsheets, and other stewardship documents. •Support leadership team as project manager in a fast-paced, complex, deadline-driven environment. •Help coordinate Stewardship Network (StewNet) meetings. The Stewardship Network is a group stewardship staff from across UW campuses, representing various schools and colleges, that meet monthly to share knowledge and develop and implement best practices. •Participate in event planning and execution as needed. Be a subject matter expert in the new CRM platform.
Relationship Management •In partnership with the Associate Director of Major Donor Stewardship, help implement and coordinate a comprehensive stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of principal giving donors as well as other major donors to the University. •Strong customer service orientation including fielding inquiries via telephone, correspondence and email from donors through our general public channels and direct appropriately. •The ability to work independently and as part of a team and while representing the PRP team in University-wide initiatives such as Husky Giving Day, and broad-based stewardship, etc.
Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in nonprofit donor relations or related field. Equivalent combination of comparable knowledge and skills may substitute for education and/or experience. •Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Demonstrated creativity, organizational ability, and strong attention to detail and accuracy. •Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations, exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast pace, dynamic, deadline driven environment in an organized and professional manner. •Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. •Knowledge of fundraising databases or other non-profit donor databases. •Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles. •Familiarity with higher education institutions and working in a complex organizational environment.
Conditions of Employment: Cubicle/Open workspace environment which may result in additional or higher levels of noise and visual distractions. Ability to lift 20 pounds regularly and up to 40 pounds occasionally for event setup and tear down. During Events (from setup to tear down) or on Event days: •Ability to stand 4 or more hours continuously •Ability to walk 4 or more hours continuously •Ability Standing: duration of 4+ hours for events •Ability to work greater than a 10 hour day
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