The Program Director of Donor Relations for the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS) will lead and coordinate efforts to strengthen donor relationships with the college and university. In partnership with the university’s central Donor Relations and Stewardship team and development staff, the Program Director will implement and manage a college-wide donor relations and stewardship plan that retains and inspires donors to support CMNS to their fullest potential. The individual will manage donor recognition, acknowledgments, stewardship events, communications and reporting that conveys the impact of philanthropy on the college.
The Program Director is responsible for college-wide fund administration and audit to ensure that donor funds are awarded and spent according to donor intent. This position will work closely with department business officers, scholarship/fellowship committees and the foundation to conduct annual fund stewardship and impact reporting.
The Program Director will be expected to work occasional evenings and weekends as necessary and travel locally 5% of the time.
Experience: A minimum of five years of experience required, preferably in development, donor relations, advancement communications or events.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational and financial management skills. Must have excellent customer service skills. Must be an energetic self-starter and a team player. Must be highly professional and positive demeanor. Ability to work effectively on multiple multi-faceted and detail driven projects. Ability to plan private events of high caliber and quality with the support of Assistant Director of Special Events. Demonstrated ability to think strategically. Ability to positively represent the college and university. Ability to collect, analyze and summarize data. Ability to protect the confidentiality of information. Able to persist with seeking answers to challenging problems until getting an answer with tact and professionalism.
About University of Maryland
The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the State of Maryland and one of the nation’s premier public research universities. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is strategically located 9 miles from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and 30 miles from Baltimore. It is one of 63 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The university has 73 programs ranked in the top 25 nationally and attracts over a half-billion dollars annually in sponsored research grants and contracts. Our diverse community includes almost 27,000 undergraduates, almost 11,000 graduate students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members.The Division of University Relations inspires excellence and achievement. We are a leader in illuminating the University of Maryland as a world-class institution with global impact. Our mission is to advance the goals of the University by increasing resources and support, enhancing awareness and affinity, and strengthening and developing relationships with the Maryland family and the greater community. Our core values are excellence, communication, and collaboration.