Advancement Associate-Donor Relations

Posted: 09/04/2023

Function of Position:
Assist Development and Annual Giving efforts with execution of ongoing stewardship activities and donor engagement. Reports to the Director of Stewardship & Special Gifts. Incumbent works with students, team members, college employees, donors, and/or guests of the college, treating all with respect. 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide coordination and logistical support for donor acknowledgment activities and events such as President’s Round Table, Endowed Faculty recognition, Christmas with Wartburg, and other special events.
  • Oversee regular and ongoing omni-channel donor thank you processes, including customized gift acknowledgements.
  • Collaborate with annual giving to develop and execute ongoing stewardship efforts surrounding consecutive giving and the Knights Fellowship, our loyalty giving club; Tower Society, our annual giving club, and new donor recognition.
  • Coordinate with President’s office to generate and distribute thank you letters for major gift donors.
  • Assist with the production and distribution of special project communications (such as UKnight Day, faculty/staff appeal, and special events).
  • Create and distribute various constituent information reports.
  • Greet and steward guests; assist with answering phones; respond to constituents’ requests for information.
  • Supervise student employees for project support, front office assistance, and stewardship activities.
  • Support other Institutional Advancement projects as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Employee works closely with Director of Stewardship & Special Gifts and other Development and Annual Giving staff members to develop strategies and proceeds independently, working towards established objectives, requiring the use of a wide range of procedures.
Requires knowledge equivalent to an Associate's Degree plus two years of experience in fundraising/development or a related field required; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote); strong writing, editing, and verbal communication skills; attention to detail and accuracy; aptitude for utilizing a comprehensive constituent database, online tools, and other software/technology resources; ability to collaborate in a team environment; capable of organizing and prioritizing multiple work assignments; ability to work limited evening and/or weekend work for special events or projects; ability to contribute to the cultivation of positive relationships on behalf of the college; ability to maintain confidentiality standards in safeguarding donor information/records; appreciation for the liberal arts college environment and mission of Wartburg.
Application Procedure:
Send letter of interest including a statement regarding qualities within the context of the Wartburg College mission, résumé, and contact information for three references electronically to: See for further information about the college. Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
WARTBURG COLLEGE is a selective liberal arts college of the ELCA, nationally recognized for community engagement. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from underrepresented groups.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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