Advancement Communications and Donor Relations Specialist
William Peace University, Raleigh
|Position Title:||Advancement Communications and Donor Relations Specialist|
William Peace University is a nationally-ranked, award-winning institution located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC. WPU provides a culture that values diversity, fosters an energized team environment, builds on our strengths, promotes creativity and innovation, and encourages inclusiveness, respect, and open communication by leading with our actions. Our mission is to prepare our students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. The ideal candidate will have the ability to embrace the five core values, mission, and vision of William Peace University. Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work in 2017! Follow your passion and make an impact at WPU.
|Department:||Office of Advancement|
|Purpose of Department:||
The Office of Advancement exists to connect alumni and friends to advance the mission of William Peace University. We are responsible for alumni engagement, creating and sustaining community partnerships, friend-raising and fundraising for annual (operating), capital, and endowment campaigns. Our vision is to cultivate a philanthropic culture among our alumni and friends, fostering pathways of support for WPU to provide vibrant learning experiences for our students.
|Summary of Position:||
The Advancement Communications and Donor Relations Specialist is an essential member of the University Advancement team, with a primary responsibility to build and maintain strong relationships with donors and stakeholders to ensure ongoing support for the university’s programs, initiatives, and campaigns. The Communications and Donor Relations Specialist will be responsible for cultivating and stewarding relationships with donors, managing donor recognition programs, and implementing strategies to increase donor engagement and retention. The Specialist will create and carry out a strategic communications plan and partner with University Marketing and Communications in outreach and communication efforts including enhancement and management of the website.
|Essential duties and responsibilities:||
Donor Cultivation and Stewardship:
Donor Recognition and Communication:
Donor Engagement and Retention:
Compliance and Reporting:
Experience with authoring and editing communications and public relations within a fundraising environment with background in writing, photography, video production, print, and digital technology as a plus.
|Hours per week:||Full Time|
|Job Posting Date:||08/08/2023|
|Priority Deadline Information:||
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation