Working at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of CLU to apply.

Administrative Position (exempt)

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Position Title
Director of Stewardship (CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS 12/19/12)
Director of Stewardship
Salary ($US) and Benefits
Hiring Range: $55,000 - $60,000
Basic Function
The Director of Stewardship reports to the Senior Director of the Annual Fund and is responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship plan that consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. In addition, the Director of Stewardship will oversee all stewardship and donor relations events.
Representative Duties
• The Director of Stewardship will partner and collaborate with the Advancement Team to develop a strategic plan for the effective stewardship of all donors including campaign donors and planned giving donors.
• Work with Advancement Staff on creative ways to engage, steward and recognize donors.
• Identify, plan and manage initiatives that will keep donors connected and engaged with the institution.
• Identify, manage and implement ways to connect scholarship recipients with scholarship donors.
• Identify and implement ways for the President and Vice President for University Advancement to acknowledge donors.
• Plan and implement donor recognition events
• Review and modify, as necessary, the gift acknowledgement process to ensure donors are acknowledged and recognized in a personal, timely and appropriate manner.
• Assist in ensuring all new restricted funds have appropriate supporting documentation.
• Review campus events to ensure all appropriate donors are included.
• Oversee and develop stewardship content on website and print.
Knowledge Of
Commitment to excellence, innovation, teamwork and sustainable growth.
Understanding of and commitment to the University mission, goals and objectives
Understanding and applicable work experience in a Development Office/University environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
High level interpersonal skills
Ability to manage self and time constructively and work proactively
Ability to relate to a variety of constituents of the University
Proficient use of computers and knowledge of database applications
Participation in professional development activities (AFP, CASE, ALDE, other) and/or volunteer opportunities
Attention to detail
Ability To
Use of specialized software (Raiser’s Edge)
Establish and maintain effective working relationships, work effectively with volunteers and other
staff members.
Communicate and coordinate efforts with other development officers and staff.
Plan and design special project activities and timelines.
Present information in a coherent and compelling fashion.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
Plan and organize work, meet schedules and deadlines.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Operate a computer terminal.
Prioritize and balance a variety of tasks simultaneously.
Travel when necessary.
Be available for evening and weekend work as needed.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Build lasting relationships with all levels of prospects and donors.
Education and Experience
Bachelors Degree or equivalent, CFRE, preferred. Minimum 3-5 years experience in fundraising area.

Valid California driver’s license.
Weekend and nights as required.
Office environment.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Evening or variable hours.

Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
Seeing to read various materials.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Application Procedure
Employment application must be submitted in full, additionally, send resume with cover letter and names and phone numbers of three professional references to:

California Lutheran University
Human Resources, MC1100
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Fax resume to (805) 493-3655 or
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California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.