Donor Relations Officer

Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation Topeka, KS

About the Job

Donor Relations Officer
The Donor Relations Officer will develop, manage and collaborate on comprehensive integrated donor stewardship, engagement and recognition programs, face-to-face stewardship visits, the Foundation student philanthropy group and specific donor fundraising events and programs. The position will build key relationships with alumni, donors, board members and the community to support the Foundation's overall fundraising goals and initiatives. The position will collaborate with Foundation and campus partners. This position reports to the Director of Donor Relations.

" Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in communications, marketing, public relations, non-profit or related discipline;
" Outstanding communication, interpersonal skills and customer service skills required;
" Outstanding organizational, research and project management skills;
" Strong writing and editing skills;
" Exceptional experience and ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple responsibilities and projects and initiate and maintain professional relationships required;
" Outstanding organization and time management skills with attention to detail required;
" Experience tracking and understanding budgets and budget process is preferred,
" Intermediate to advanced level skills in Word and Excel programs, experience in Adobe Creative suite preferred;
" Must be willing to work early days, evenings and weekends as required.