Donor Relations Assistant jobs in the United States

Assistant Director, Donor Relations
  • Commonwealth of VA Careers
  • Charlottesville, VA FULL_TIME
  • The Donor Relations team at the University of Virginia is seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Assistant Director. Reporting to the Associate Director of Donor Relations, this individual will support the team’s objectives to steward and engage top donors to the University, with a focus on UVA’s Leaders in Philanthropy, donors recognized as members of our Lawn and Cornerstone giving societies.

    The ideal candidate is deadline-driven, detail-oriented, able to balance and fulfill multiple simultaneous projects and requests and thrives in a fast-paced environment. They are a proactive communicator with demonstrated success in problem solving, exceptional organizational skills, and keen attention to detail. Experience using a CRM or technical database and a high level of skill using Microsoft Excel is preferred.

    Primary responsibilities will include: tracking and welcoming new society members, coordinating stewardship outreach to recognize individual donors’ milestones, writing and editing, planning and executing small-scale donor events, and other programmatic duties as assigned. This individual should understand-or be excited to learn-the importance of donor stewardship, its role in successful fundraising, and how it contributes to advancing the University’s mission.

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Manage new member qualification and welcome processes for Lawn and Cornerstone Societies, including all tracking in CRM.
    • Manage outreach to key stakeholders across the University to create unique touchpoints to commemorate donor giving society inductions - including production and delivery strategy (with gift officers input) for one-off, highly customized gifts or related experiences
    • Writing and editing content for donor correspondence, newsletters, reporting, and other related assests.
    • Lead on planning and executing small-scale events and assisting with events managed by the Events Experience team.
    • Analyze donor data to recommend tiered strategies for donor engagement and outreach.
    • Design and create content for distribution via ThankView video delivery platform.
    • Mange production for printed materials, including list building, mail merges, and printing, mailing, and tracking.
    • Create briefing documents and agendas for meetings with key internal and external stakeholders, including donors, students, and UVA leadership.
    • Utilize CRM and other University databases to maintain donor and fund records and track interactions.
    • In addition to the above job responsibilities, the incumbent will also be responsible for other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to present, write, edit, and organize thoughts in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner.
    • Strong client service orientation and attention to detail.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism to interact and effectively communicate and collaborate with a wide range of people at varying levels.
    • Experience in event planning and outreach.
    • High level skills using Microsoft Excel, including but not limited to: managing large database sets, task automation, creating dynamic reports using pivot tables, building formulas, cell formatting, and building charts and graphs.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and mail merge).
    • Strong technical skills with the ability to learn new databases and software programs.
    • Experience and/or interest in supporting multi-faceted projects.
    • Proactive problem solving.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • An aptitude for setting priorities, managing time, and meeting deadlines.
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

    Salary: $55k - $65k per year, commensurate with qualifications / experience and education.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, University Advancement honors your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming so we can best achieve our mission of supporting our broadly diverse partners, schools, and networks of engaged alumni, parents, and friends of the University.

    UVA Advancement offers a flexible and hybrid workplace, and UVA offers an onsite workspace in Charlottesville, VA. All team members who opt for a hybrid work arrangement must have access to and maintain a secure home office environment with high-speed internet service and work collaboratively with others using a variety of technologies and tools. This position is required to work intermittently in a shared office space located in Charlottesville, Virginia and the incumbent must live within driving distance of Charlottesville.

    Physical Demands:

    This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. This role requires occasional travel to attend meetings and staff events, as well as the ability to work evenings and weekend events on an as-needed basis.

    This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

    The anticipated start date is as soon as possible. This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit .

    This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Daniel Strong, Senior Recruiter at

    The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment. (Possibly a degree screening.)

    How to Apply:

    Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

    Process for External Applicants: Please apply here . Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

    Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘ R0057980 .’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).


    Education: Bachelor's degree
    Experience: At least three years of experience.
    Licensure: None

    The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
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Income Estimation for Donor Relations Assistant jobs
$33,986 to $42,160