Coordinator of Donor Relations - Endowments

Elon University   Elon, NC   Full-time     Finance
Posted on September 14, 2022
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Coordinator of Donor Relations--Endowments

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Position Information


Position Title Coordinator of Donor Relations--Endowments
Requisition Number 20122369
Type of Employment Full-Time Regular
Number Of Months 12
Months Employed Jan - Dec
Number of Hours per Day/Week 40
Daily Hours 8 a. m. - 5 p.m.
Position Summary Information


Summary of Position
This individual will coordinate and implement a growing comprehensive endowment stewardship program, including but not limited to tracking spending from endowed funds, preparing annual financial and impact reports, and planning individual and group events to thank and engage donors.

Benefits of Working at Elon University
As an Elon University employee, you’ll join an internationally acclaimed university with a commitment to fostering a thriving community. Ranked among the most innovative, creative and best-run universities in the nation, Elon’s personal approach to education extends to employees, whose growth, professional development and success is a hallmark of our training and advancement opportunities.

Elon University’s home is the charming town of Elon, North Carolina, a small, friendly community located a short distance from the beach and the mountains, and among the vibrant cities of Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham. In addition to the beautiful canopy of historic oak trees iconic to our campus, you’ll find boundless opportunities for family-friendly recreation, cultural events and outdoor activities. Hiking, water sports, fine dining and entertainment are just a few of the many happenings in the Elon area, making the region one of the nation’s premier travel destinations.

Employees at Elon enjoy a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes:

· 28 annual days off, including holidays and vacation.

· Immediate tuition remission for employees.

· Retirement plan with an 8 percent contribution from the university.

· Immediate eligibility for health, dental and vision insurance, along with free acute care and lab services at our onsite Health & Wellness Clinic.

· Free use of campus fitness facilities.

· Free admission to musical and theater performances, guest speakers, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, entertainment and our Division I Phoenix athletics.

Eligibility for tuition remission at Elon for spouses, qualifying domestic partners and dependents begins at three years of service. After four years of employment, eligibility begins for participation in the Tuition Exchange, a national scholarship exchange program that enables dependents to enroll in nationally recognized partner colleges and universities.

Elon values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. As an equal opportunity employer, Elon’s principles of diversity extend to race and gender identity, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and other aspects of one’s identity. At Elon, our employees respect human differences, passion for lifelong learning, emphasis on personal integrity and an ethic of service.
Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
Length of Experience
Two years professional experience in donor relations, financial services, and/or fundraising. Higher education experience a plus.
Supervisory Experience Yes
Supervisory Experience Detail
Directly supervises a part-time student staff as well as a temporary staff member during peak season.
Special Skills or Experience
Ability to work on multiple demands simultaneously.
Special Instructions to Applicants
You are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three professional references.
Posting Detail Information


Posting Date 09/13/2022
Closing Date  
Open Until Filled Yes

Position Description

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General Purpose of Position
The Coordinator of Donor Relations—Endowments coordinates and implements a comprehensive endowment stewardship program for a growing number of funds and donors, including but not limited to preparing annual financial and impact reports, planning and executing individual and group events to thank and engage donors, and maintaining records of named spaces and donor recognition installations on campus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the university’s 900+ endowed funds, as well as a number of restricted annual funds
  • Serve as a primary contact within University Advancement for donors, faculty, and staff with questions concerning endowments, sercuring financial information as needed from the Office of Accounting
  • Serve as a primary contact with beneficiaries of endowed and restricted annual funds, including scholarship and internship recipients, professorship holders, department chairs, and program managers
  • Maintain fund information and endowment report records in The Raiser’s Edge, eDocs, the Donor Relations shared drive, and Outlook
  • Coordinate and maintain records of named spaces and their donors in The Raiser’s Edge and photographs of the plaques and signage in the Donor Relations shared drive
  • Collaborate with the Senior Director of Donor Relations to create combined financial and impact reports for endowments with living donors or their descendants
  • Collaborate with the Director of Presidential Stewardship to provide financial and impact information for enhanced endowment reports for principal donors
  • Collaborate with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to provide financial and impact information for foundation reports
  • Collaborate with University Communications and Print Services to produce documents to be included in endowment reports, as well as special publications for select donors
  • Work closely with Financial Aid staff, Accounting staff, deans, and department chairs to ensure that scholarships are awarded as completely as possible each year according to donor directives
  • Promote communication between scholarship recipients and their benefactors
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of an annual campus gratitude event or series of events
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of Elon Day (annual day of giving)
  • Assist with major Donor Relations and University Advancement events and projects, including dedications, convocations, inaugurations, etc.
  • Cross-train with other members of the Donor Relations team
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree and 2-3 years of experience working in donor relations, preferably in higher ed. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Fundriver, eDocs, and Raiser’s Edge NXT preferred.
Does this position require driving for the university? No
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents; ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from callers/visitors, regulatory agencies, or employees of the university, including communication on the phone and through email.