Assistant Director Of Stewardship

Dartmouth College Hanover , NH 03755

Posted 2 months ago

Position Details

Position Information

Posting date 05/17/2022 Closing date Open Until Filled Yes Position Number 1128124 Position Title Assistant Director of Stewardship Department this Position Reports to D-H/GSM Development and Alumni Engagement Hiring Range Minimum Please Inquire Hiring Range Maximum Please Inquire SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position FLSA Status Exempt Employment Category Regular Full Time Scheduled Months per Year 12 Scheduled Hours per Week 40 Schedule Location of Position

21 Lafayette, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Remote Work Eligibility? Hybrid Is this a term position? No If yes, length of term in months. N/A Is this a grant funded position? No Position Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Stewardship, the Assistant Director of Stewardship leads our stewardship communications efforts with vibrant and captivating content that engages and inspires our donors. The successful candidate has the demonstrated ability to write compelling copy on a variety of topics such as the significant research, clinical care, and educational initiatives at Dartmouth Health, its member institutions, and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College while also managing the programmatic and strategic oversight of our stewardship communications efforts for donors at all levels across multiple interconnected institutions and voices. The Associate Director will also work closely with communications staff to ensure alignment between donor communications and organizational messaging, and to develop a shared repository of photos, graphics, infographics, and writing to help streamline the production of collateral and other communications across the organization.

Description Required Qualifications

  • Education and Yrs Exp Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience Required Qualifications

  • Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • 5+ years' experience as a professional writer, with at least two years' direct experience in writing for fundraising in higher education, health care, or a related area.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Demonstrated understanding of current trends in fundraising and communications.

  • Ability to prioritize work and to perform effectively under the pressure of multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide range of people, including the public and in-house staff.

  • Ability to distill complex academic, scientific, or medical text and translate it into simple and compelling messaging.

  • High proficiency in project management, attention to detail, prioritization of work and organizational skills required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Raisers Edge Experience preferred.

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title Beth Wood, Director of Stewardship Talent Acquisition Consultant Matt Browne Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID-19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit https://dartgo.org/vaxpolicy for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

Quick Link https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/63138

Key Accountabilities

Description

Content Creation

  • Write and execute multiple projects, serving as project manager and providing status reports, and alerting Directors as appropriate.

  • Utilizing remarkable writing, editing, collaboration, and project management skills to retain oversight of multiple assignments, including a written annual stewardship communications plan and calendar, content creation and the management of a content library, impact reports, and other special donor communications geared toward strategic priorities.

  • Draft correspondence, acknowledgements, stewardship reports, copy, and other assignments in support of stated goals.

  • Works closely with the internal stewardship team, Donor Relations Officers, and communications and engagement team while also working with our external partners across our organizations to develop comprehensive stewardship plans.

  • Coordinate and edit efforts of writers and other staff contributing to team projects.

  • Coordinate design and other vendor activities on an as needed basis.

Percentage Of Time 60 Description

Program Management and Strategic Direction:

  • Create and manage an annual stewardship communications plan that supports the stewardship strategic plan and is aligned with Advancement goals.

  • Work with Advancement staff to identify writing and editing needs for the different donor audiences (public support, online, mid-level, major, and principal) and create an annual donor communications calendar.

  • Collaborate with Advancement staff on communications and collateral for donor stewardship and cultivation activities, site visits, and special events.

  • Oversee the development and production of written content for a number of stewardship publications, including scoping, assigning, writing, editing, and providing input on photos, graphics, and other design elements.

  • Develop resources and tools to enhance the team's ability to produce high-quality materials within deadline constraints.

  • Liaise with the communications departments in order to share information, maintain consistent messaging across the organization, and collaborate on cross-departmental initiatives.

  • Create qualitative and quantitative metrics by which to evaluate the performance of stewardship communication efforts. Evaluate progress against metrics and make strategy changes as needed.

Percentage Of Time 20 Description


Continued Learning and Institutional Knowledge:
  • Be fluent in the work of Dartmouth Health and the Geisel School of Medicine's programs and develop a working knowledge of key past accomplishments and history.

  • Develop an understanding of the educational, research, clinical, and fundraising goals of Dartmouth Health and the Geisel School of Medicine.

  • Participate in organization-wide initiatives and trainings that contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

  • Utilize internal and external resources to support your personal and professional development journey with mentorship from the Director of Stewardship.

  • Attend departmental and organizational retreats for shared planning, team building, and professional development.

  • Keep informed of trends in fundraising and medical communications and apply them to projects.

Percentage Of Time 20

  • -- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. -- Performs other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Talent Acquisition Consultant

  • AbilityJOBS

  • American Library Association

  • CareerBuilder

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Chronicle of Philanthropy

  • Dartmouth College Employment Website

  • Glassdoor

  • Internal Employee Referral

  • HERC

  • Higher Ed Jobs

  • Indeed

  • Inside Higher Ed Jobs

  • LinkedIn

  • National Black MBA Association

  • Recruit Military

  • Prospanica

  • Valley News

  • Other (Please specify below)

  • If you answered "Other" to the above question, please specify here

(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  • Writing Portfolio
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