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Program Manager of Donor Relations

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 119936
Title: Program Manager
Functional Title: Program Manager of Donor Relations
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 Program Manager of Donor Relations for the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS) oversees and implements the vital roles of donor recognition, strategic donor contact, cultivation for future gifts, financial accountability for the designation and use of gifts and event planning and execution.

The Program Manager monitors and reconciles all matters related to gift acceptance, receipting, and campaign reporting often troubleshooting complicated gift processing issues. S/he ensures gifts to CMNS are handled in accordance with donor intent and university guidelines and as such is in frequent communication with donors, internal CMNS constituencies and other individuals within University and Foundation entities.

The Program Manager oversees the CMNS scholarship/fellowship program which includes: working closely with financial aid and departments to ensure that all funds are awarded appropriately; monitoring spendable income accounts to ensure that all available funds are awarded; sending requests for annual gifts to annual scholarship donors and donors; providing annual reports to individuals, foundations and corporations of the impact of their gifts; and facilitating the biographical information of scholarship recipients to appropriate donors. S/he will work very closely with the Departmental Business officers and faculty.

The Program Manager is also responsible for overseeing all donor relations activities for the college including the donor thank-you letters. S/he manages the Memoranda of Understanding process; monitors spendable income accounts; updates donor information; ensures that donor recognition gifts are appropriate and available; tracks pledges and sends out pledge reminders; and one step of gift processing.

The Program Manager will be expected to work occasional evenings and weekends as necessary and travel locally 10% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree.
A minimum of five years of experience required, preferably in development, donor relations, university relations, or corporate environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational and financial management skills.
Must have excellent customer service skills.
Must be an energetic self-starter and a team player.
Must be highly professional and positive demeanor.
Ability work with high level volunteers and donors.
Ability to work effectively on multiple multi-faceted and detail driven projects.
Ability to plan and execute private events of high caliber and quality.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically.
Ability to positively represent CMNS.
Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data.
Ability to protect the confidentiality of information.
Able to persist with seeking answers to challenging problems until getting an answer with tact and professionalism.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment. Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings. Local travel occasionally required. Ability to walk and carry items from building to building on campus.

For best consideration, please apply by Thursday, November 30, 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: 11/01/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/30/2017
Physical Demands

Traditional office environment. Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings. Local travel occasionally required. Ability to walk and carry items from building to building on campus.

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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