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Stewardship Communications Specialist Pomona College

  • Full Time
  • Claremont, CA
  • 60000-65000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 60000-65000

Pomona College

Another Source’s client, Pomona College, is recruiting a Stewardship Communications Specialist to join their Advancement team. This is an incredible position to enhance your personalized donor communications and creativity in creating messages.  You will work a hybrid schedule of three days on site and two days remote in Pomona, CA.   (This position is internally titled: Assistant Director of Stewardship)


Here’s a little bit about Pomona College and the position they are recruiting for:

Pomona College, a private liberal arts college in Claremont, California, was established in 1887. A premier liberal arts college, Pomona is a close-knit and diverse community of accomplished scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and artists who are passionate about making a difference in the world. As the founding member of The Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of seven colleges and graduate schools, we offer both the advantages of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a large university.


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What you will be doing:

As the Stewardship Communications Specialist, you will support the execution of a comprehensive stewardship program in a robust shared services business operation by facilitating personalized donor-centric recognition strategies and operationalizing high-touch stewardship practices. In this role, you will be an integral and sophisticated donor communications specialist and principal collaborator on strategic donor engagement with a talent for the design and implementation of sustainable workflows, memorable donor recognitions and meaningful relationship building best practices. You will administer donor acknowledgments, pledge reminders and tribute gift communications while also generating compelling content and collateral materials to highlight and reinforce philanthropic impact. You will serve as a key contributor to donor impact report deliverables and individualized donor stewardship plan execution. You will be responsible for validating donor and gift information as well as verifying the accuracy of records and record keeping to while ensuring the quality of donor deliverables.


The anticipated yearly salary range for this position is: $60,000 – $65,000.


How you will be spending your time:

Plan, coordinate, and execute stewardship projects (e.g., seasonal stewardship videos, thank-you campaigns, etc.).
Collaborate with campus partners to support the development and implementation of donor strategies to engage, recognize and steward donors and t o develop compelling content and messages for various platforms, including websites, social media, newsletters, and impact reports.
Collect, analyze, summarize, and organize information for endowment and impact reporting; including but not limited to: the preparation of financial research, program updates, testimonials, etc.
Conduct research and analysis on donor trends, interests, and philanthropic priorities to inform communication strategies and development initiatives.
Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with donors, providing exceptional customer service and personalized attention to their interests and engagement.
Design, execute, and track pledge reminders, special donor communication and tribute, memorial and honorarium notification processes.
Draft, edit, coordinate, and execute presidential and VP donor acknowledgements, select executive communications, and other donor correspondence.
Facilitate and prepare beneficiary communication for donors including but not limited to: thank -you letters, video messages, meet-and-greets, etc.
Generate reports, queries and analytics to track recognitions, affinities, giving patterns, preferences, and trends to inform donor engagement and stewardship strategies.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date gift detail, record of donor communications and interactions, as well as constituent information in CRM/database(s) to ensure data integrity and adherence to donor preferences and privacy regulations.
Research and prepare donor and gift information related to donor profiles, prospect briefings, and other donor visits and interactions.
What you will bring:

Bachelor’s degree is preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of 3 years of advancement experience or related field at an academic institution is preferred.
Familiarity with associated professional software and aptitude to quickly navigate and learn new tools and systems (e.g., Workday, Box, EverTrue, Raiser’s Edge, Cognos, Tableau, MailChimp, ThankView, marketing automation and email marketing platforms and prospect research tools). Foundational understanding of fundraising, major and annual giving, donor stewardship programs, donor reporting, impact driven communications, and fundraising campaigns.
Foundational understanding of the donor [life] cycle, strategic donor engagement, prospecting and prospect research.
Must have exceptional organizational, project management and time management skills to take initiative, set priorities, simultaneously manage multiple projects and deadlines and complete work with accuracy and efficiency.
Able to articulate the mission of the College, the College’s strategic vision and the division’s annual goals with a high standard of integrity and ethics.
Possess a talent for writing, editing, and content creation with the ability to tailor messages to diverse audiences.
Proven technical literacy including Microsoft Office software proficiency (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Customer relationship management (CRM) systems, social media networking, cloud-based content management and communication platforms, internet research and menu-driven databases.
Strong learning orientation with demonstrated openness to listening, learning, and mentorship.
A valid driver’s license is required or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events.
What’s in it for you:

Pomona College offers a comprehensive benefits package for fulltime staff including:

Retirement Benefits
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Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:

Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care leave status, veteran’s status, or any other category described in Pomona College’s Nondiscrimination Policy or protected by law.


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