Associate Director of Donor Relations – Constituent Giving and Donor Relations

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Advancement &Alumni Engagement
ADV: Eng, Comm, and Marketing
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Advancement & Fundraising
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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The Constituent Giving and Donor Relations team within Advancement and Alumni Engagement develops and implements programming to engage, solicit, and steward prospective and current donors across Emory University and Emory Healthcare. On the Constituent Giving side, the team is responsible for broad, multi-channel campaigns for all of Emory’s constituents, to include direct mail, email, targeted ads, telephone, and texting, as well as targeted programming and crowdfunding to acquire and renew donors. Within Donor Relations, the team is responsible for stewardship strategies for all donors, Emory’s loyalty societies, and those who give to specific campaigns or projects. In addition, they design stewardship for major and principal-level donors across the university and partner on donor-specific recognition and stewardship plans. This position will report to the Director of Donor Relations.




  • Assists in the planning, management, and implementation of programs designed to enhance and strengthen Emory's relationships with donors and significant donor prospects.
  • Programs may include donor acknowledgment, stewardship reporting, donor recognition, donor engagement, or events.
  • Participates in goal-setting for programs and evaluation of outcomes and effectiveness of donor relations activities.
  • Performs related duties as required.




  • In addition to the duties outlined above, the Associate Director may be required to:
  • Represent the department or serve as primary contact working with other departments across the division/University.
  • Provide support for team projects, such as budget management and transaction support, including reconciling and submitting transaction reports, expense reports, purchase orders, check requests, and invoices.




  • A Bachelor's degree in related field and three years of experience in donor relations, stewardship, fundraising, or alumni relations, OR an equivalent combination or education, training, and experience.




  • Successful candidates will possess strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate a complex work environment.
    Commitment to delivering excellent customer service, the ability to work collaboratively, and comfort working with ambiguity.
  • Experience working with various technologies including advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, database and project management software, and CRM systems.
  • Prior experience in advancement, fundraising, alumni engagement, non-profit, or a university setting.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs.  Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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