About Kettering: Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEMand business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.
BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.
•Work with university advancement team to develop and implement stewardship strategies that strengthen long-term relationships with alumni and donors to Kettering University
•Organize and actualize a fiscal year stewardship calendar, informing alumni and donors of programs and progress at the university that includes e-newsletters and online presence
•Organize a team effort to develop stewardship plans for donors at various recognition levels
•Ensure that details of stewardship plans are compiled and communicated to all involved parties, and that the plan is documented, implemented and included in the banner advancement system
•Write personal acknowledgment and stewardship communication (including letters) for signature by university leadership, board members, and key volunteers
•Collaborate with fundraising staff to develop acknowledgment and recognition procedures for major and leadership gifts that are consistent across audiences
•Work in partnership with university advancement to identify and develop recognition opportunities
•Prepare summaries/proposals that serve as background for leadership meetings and conversations with major donors, corporations, as well as scripts for donor recognition events
•Attend stewardship and cultivation events as needed
•As needed, work with the Director of Special Events to plan, manage and execute large meetings and events that advance donor involvement, cultivation and stewardship for major gifts
•Support a process that prompts leadership and the university advancement team and assists them in maintaining personal contact with major donors and volunteers
•Bachelor’s degree in related field
•Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, communications or an equivalent client-focused environment
•Demonstrated skills in writing, organization, and attention to detail
•Strong prior experience writing correspondence or copy
•Prior experience with donor databases and prospect tracking systems
•Prior experience working in a staff capacity for volunteers and executives
•Prior experience with cultivation and recognition events
Understanding and commitment to Kettering University Values a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students. b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics. c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation. d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners. e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple projects
•Good decision-making skills, tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers, ability to collaborate and recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions
•Creativity, curiosity, sense of humor, high energy level, and an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals
•Knowledge of principles and techniques relevant to higher education fundraising
•Understanding of individual donor needs and perceptions
About Kettering University
Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute of Technology) is a private cooperative education and experiential learning-based university in Flint, Michigan, offering bachelor's and master's degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Business fields.Kettering University undergraduate students are required to complete at least five co-op terms to graduate. Students gain paid work experience in a variety of industries with Kettering’s more than 550 corporate partners, including some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies, and graduate with more than two years of professional experience accompanying their degree.