Leads and develops creative and effective methods to enhance donor recognition and strengthen relationships with the University to increase the likelihood of continued involvement, engagement and contributions.
Responsible for managing all donor research and leading prospect management strategies.
Manages and supervises staff in gift receipting, stewardship, and database management.
Primary administrator for the University-wide scholarship management software, AcademicWorks, to steward scholarship donations.
Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or communication related area, Master's preferred.
Three (3) years of professional experience in relationship management or related field.
Self-directed professional who can work collaboratively in a team environment.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills to assist in identifying and cultivating productive relationships with donors, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
Ability to influence others.
Strong computer skills, including working with a sophisticated database and web based technologies and tools.
Analytical skills necessary to extract, assess, and analyze data from multiple sources to develop a comprehensive donor/prospect composite.
Ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical implementation.
Ability to communicate a strong affinity to the University, its mission, vision and goals.
Skill in making independent and creative decisions.
Experience in higher education.
Knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes of merit-based and non-merit based scholarship programs.
Knowledge of student recruitment/retention issues and programs at the university level.
Knowledge of researchers' code of ethics and experience dealing with sensitive information; evidence of discreet judgment and confidentiality.
Knowledge of Minnesota State system policies and procedures governing college foundations and data privacy.
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About Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare students for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future. Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich "Southwest Experience," which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs.