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Assistant Director for Stewardship, Events, and Volunteer Engagement

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 122952
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director for Stewardship, Events, and Volunteer Engagement
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: VPUR-Development
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Assistant Director of Stewardship, Events and Volunteer Engagement serves as the day-to-day manager for all college boards and development-related events for the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) and The Clarice. The Assistant Director serves as the point of contact for coordinating and tracking stewardship and volunteer activities. This position reports to the Associate Director for Events and Stewardship.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Develop and implement effective communication plans for various boards.
• Oversee implementation of key prospect volunteer activities.
• Identify events to engage key prospects, donors and constituent groups and provide logistical support as necessary. Events may include performing arts events, art exhibit openings, and high-profile departmental and College-wide lectures and events.
• Prepare and route invitation lists, track RSVPs, disseminate timely information to board members and event attendees, and assist with appropriate follow-up.
• Organize and implement high-level stewardship and donor prospect events including: scholarship showcases, the Clarice Next Now event, individual donor receptions honoring significant philanthropic support.
• Verify that scholarships are awarded and student acknowledgments are sent to appropriate donors. Track and report of scholarship information in appropriate databases.
• Attend and present best practices at business manager meetings to ensure and solidify collaboration and partnership with units.
• Develop focused stewardship for special constituencies and circumstances (retirement, in memory, crowdfunds, etc.).
• Prepare and track campaign gift reports and gift tables.
• Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of Development

Attendance at events during and after regular office hours and weekends may be necessary. Limited travel, primarily in the College Park area, is necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum of 3-5 years experience working in a philanthropic environment.

Minimum of three (3) years of event experience.

Experience conceptualizing and implementing high-level events and volunteer engagement programs.

Experience recruiting and managing volunteer boards, high-level volunteers and donors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have a knowledge and understanding of complex philanthropic databases.

Ability to organize and analyze data and effectively communicate data to develop strategy.

Demonstrated understanding of endowment reporting and be able to interpret data.

Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

Ability to manage external and internal vendors to produce events and meetings.


Experience in higher education and/or fundraising.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: This is a primarily a sedentary position with the physical demands found in an office environment involving extensive use of desktop computers. Weekend and evening staffing of events required.

For best consideration, please apply by Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 04/19/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 05/10/2017
Physical Demands

This is a primarily a sedentary position with the physical demands found in an office environment involving extensive use of desktop computers. Weekend and evening staffing of events required.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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