The Assistant Director, Advancement is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporations and individuals capable of making leadership gifts to Stevenson University. This individual will implement the university's corporate giving program and support the university's annual giving, alumni relations, and individual giving efforts. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with all members of the Advancement team and across various divisions of the University to match the philanthropic desires of our donors with the needs of the university.
Bachelor's degree plus two years of development experience, preferably in an educational setting, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
Knowledge of philanthropy
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to present and deliver information effectively
Ability to develop constituent relationships
Experience working with highly confidential information
Exceptional computer skills, including formal training or equivalent experience working with relational databases and the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
Excellent analytical and research skills
Ability to act independently and to function as a member of a team
Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to travel between campuses and to work evenings and weekends as needed
Manage a defined portfolio of 100 corporate and individual donors. Develop and implement strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects and donors. Pursue goal of attending 75 visits each fiscal year.
Grow participation in Stevenson Partners, the university's corporate scholarship program.
Secure sponsorship benefiting Stevenson University's athletic program. Ensure the effective delivery of sponsor expectations.
Develop additional opportunities to secure corporate support for university needs.
Assist with the implementation of the annual giving programs including: direct mail, e-solicitation, and social media.
Assist with the development and implementation of programming to engage various constituent groups both on and off campus, including Homecoming, Reunions, and regional gatherings
Gather information through interviews and other means in order to easily grasp the concept of a project, service or program for which funding is sought as defined by the person responsible for executing it.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.