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JOB POSTING: Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship

March 31, 2011


The Office of External Affairs is seeking a Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship to sustain and grow positive and mutually rewarding relations between the college and its donors. A key member of the External Affairs staff, the director is responsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating a collegewide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship system that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. 

The director will work with individuals across the college to help them deepen donor relationships partnering with directors in Annual Giving, Major Giving, Planned Giving, and Corporate and Foundation Relations as well as the college’s Business and Administration office to develop and oversee policies, procedures, forms and strategies for effective use and stewardship of gifts. The director will advise, plan, and help execute events and develop, oversee, and coordinate recognition activities for donors and gift clubs.


Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and a record of progressively responsible work experience in development or a related field. Requirements include a minimum three years of professional experience working in the field of development, preferably within higher education or similar environment; knowledge of fundraising concepts, procedures and practices; proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database and e-mail software; and the ability to process data and to format and generate reports. Occasional extended night and weekend hours will be required.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For consideration, please electronically submit a resume, cover letter, and three  professional references to

Beloit College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity and urges all interested individuals to apply. AA/EEO Employer