Associate Director, Scholarship Stewardship

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7117754 (Ref.No. D2022ADSS)
Posted: December 9, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

The Associate Director for Scholarship Stewardship is responsible for the stewarding and administration of individual and corporate and foundation scholarship donors to the University. A strong Associate Director for Scholarship Stewardship will strengthen Rider fundraising and donor stewardship by ensuring that accurate and appropriate scholarship agreements are created and those scholarship donors are stewarded appropriately. They will encourage, support, and seek more loyal giving from alumni and friends of Rider University by building positive relationships through direct contact with existing scholarship donors, encouraging new donors, and addressing any related matters in a professional and responsive manner. As a primary relationship manager with these donors, the Associate Director will not only maintain relationships associated with 300+ endowments but will have fundraising responsibilities associated with growing existing endowed scholarships and establishing new ones.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required.  Demonstrated internal/eternal customer skills, communication, analytical, and time management skills.   Demonstrated ability to work independently while functioning as part of the University’s Advancement Team.  Demonstrated ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and make independent decisions.  Demonstrated understanding of information management with proficiency in manipulating, retrieving, and analyzing data from relational databases and spreadsheets. Knowledge of and experience with Raiser’s Edge and Banner is preferred. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel). Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills. Proficient writing skills, attention to detail, and record-keeping are required.  Demonstrated understanding of confidentiality and ethics.  Flexibility and ability to attend events and meetings in the evening and on weekends. is required


Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 

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