Alumni and Donor Relations Coordinator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Alumni and Donor Relations Coordinator

Agency

Texas A&M Engineering

Department

Events and Donor Relations

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Why work for Texas A&M Engineering?

Who we are

Texas A&M Engineering is a large employer in the great and growing cities of Bryan/College Station, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. We are deeply committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce that embraces our core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and service. Texas A&M Engineering offers competitive salaries, full benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative working community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education, research, and public service.

Job Description

Purpose:

This position is a member of the College of Engineering's communications staff and is assigned to the Office of Alumni and Donor Relations. The position is responsible for the preparation of alumni-and-donor-related communications; developing and implementing donor stewardship strategies and recognition; and supporting the coordination of alumni-and-donor-related events for the college. This position plays a crucial role in fostering positive relationships with alumni and donors, ultimately contributing to the overall success of fundraising efforts and the enhancement of the organization's reputation.

Responsibilities:

  • Communications:
    • Write and articles for the website announcing new donor gifts
    • Write social media posts and promotional materials in collaboration with Engineering Communications
    • Promote alumni and donor engagement initiatives
    • Maintain content for development and related web pages
  • Stewardship:
    • Distribute recognition pieces, thank-you notes, acknowledgments and annual reports from student recipients to donors of the College of Engineering in collaboration with the Engineering Development Office
    • Assist with high-profile donor recognition events in collaboration with the special events team
    • Assist with updates to the donor database
  • Donor Correspondence:
    • Maintain donor relationships and promote interest in supporting the College of Engineering
    • Foster ongoing communications (correspondence, newsletters, proposals, informational and promotional materials, gift announcements, etc.)
    • Provide excellent customer service by displaying a positive and respectful demeanor and responding to inquiries and requests in a timely and professional manner
  • Alumni Engagement:
    • Assist with planning alumni events, reunions, and networking opportunities
    • Serve as an ambassador for the College of Engineering
  • Advisory Council:
    • Assist with logistical plans and coordination of vendors for the college-level semi-annual advisory council meetings
  • Special Programs and Services:
    • Assist with planned programs and services, such as the Engineering Walk Brick Campaign and annual fundraising initiatives such as Giving Tuesday
  • Other duties as assigned

What we need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • No experience.

What is helpful:

  • Seeking candidates with either professional experience in communications or a degree in communications.
  • Seeking strong writing and editing skills as well as a solid understanding of communication theory, strategy and storytelling.
  • Experience in alumni relations, donor stewardship, or fundraising

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good organization and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Enthusiasm for the organization's mission and goals
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently with a set of guidelines
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for events
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and online engagement strategies
  • Basic graphic design and content creation skills in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Knowledge of best practices in alumni and donor relations in the nonprofit sector

Work Location:

  • Main Campus – College Station, TX.

About Events and Donor Relations

Texas A&M University Engineering Communications' Alumni and Donor Relations staff members work to enhance lifelong relationships between donors, former students and the College of Engineering. The Special Events team works diligently to consistently bring successful events tailored to our clients’ needs while creating cost savings and efficiencies for the college.

Texas A&M Engineering provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits.
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.
  • Vision, Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability insurance options.
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS), a defined benefit retirement plan with 8% employer contribution.
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Deferred Account 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation Program 457(b).
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional development opportunities.
  • Tuition assistance https://engineering.tamu.edu/information/esac/educational-assistance-programs.html
  • Wellness program release time offered to employees to promote work/life balance.

Helpful Applicant Information

Required Materials for Application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor/former supervisor.
  • Letter of interest

Compensation Philosophy:

  • Recruit and retain high-performing workforce through competitive compensation and career development including career pathing, coaching and skills development.
  • Offer total rewards, flexible benefits, professional development, performance recognition and work-life balance.
  • Ensure resources are readily available and utilized to attract and retain the highest quality researchers, faculty, and staff.

Employment Eligibility Verification

  • If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in delay of start date.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



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