Donor Relations Specialist

Dayton Children’s Hospital

Job Summary Reporting to the Director of Major & Planned Gifts, the Donor Relations Specialist...

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Major & Planned Gifts, the Donor Relations Specialist is responsible for successfully developing and overseeing implementation of a creative and strategic donor relations plan that enriches relationships between donors and hospital. The primary objectives of this position are to identify and enhance donor relations initiatives, especially for major and planned gift donors; steward key stakeholders; create meaningful donor communications, coordinate grateful family interactions and manage donor recognition programs. This position will support major gift initatives, capital campaigns and planned giving program for Dayton Children's. This role will also require a great deal of collaboration with broader development team, marketing and other internal constituents.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

1.     Donor Relations/Stewardship - 40%

- Develop, regularly review and oversee implementation of department wide donor relations plan that enriches relationships between donors and hospital
- Work with gift officers to create and implement personalized stewardship plans for top donors
- Manage a stewardship portfolio of existing donors and key stakeholders
- Conduct research on best practices and provide data for developing long-term stewardship plans
- Manage production and delivery of impact reports, update mailings, videos and other stewardship materials to educate, engage, inspire and thank major/planned gift donors
- Facilitate tours, physician meetings, ambassador thank you’s and other high impact engagement opportunities with donors, as appropriate
- Recommend and develop acknowledgement strategies that ensure major/planned gift donors are thanked in timely and meaningful way (i.e. thank you letter updates, thank you call program, letters from physicians, etc.)
- Lead series of stewardship and cultivation events to engage top prospects and donors (including ABG, campaign and major gift donors)
- Plan targeted engagement events for various constituencies, including former board members and professional advisors
- Prepare event briefing documents for hospital president, volunteer leaders and development staff
- Assist with managing and stewarding key volunteer groups including professional advisors, clinician allies and campaign volunteers
- Manage donor relations budget

2.     Donor Communication - 40%

- Collaborate with marketing to develop donor materials for campaigns and other major gift initiatives
- Coordinate planned giving marketing and communication efforts
- Assist with crafting media releases, blog posts and other communication to announce leadership gifts, campaign milestones, etc.
- Make recommendations and write articles for Dayton Children’s electronic and print publications related to events, donor recognition and fundraising successes, as needed

3.     Project Management & Support - 10%

- Manage projects that support the campaign, major/planned gift program, and larger foundation.
- Lead coordination of special projects, as assigned.
- Provide donor relations expertise and support for other projects and initiatives as needed.

4.     Donor Recognition - 10%

- Oversee donor recognition for capital campaigns, major gift initiatives and ETM/ABG Societies
- Track master list of naming opportunities and coordinate with facilities department on size and location of signage
- Work with gift officers to confirm sign language
- Provide input on donor recognition guidelines and policies

Performs other duties as assigned.

Apply online: https://daytonchildrens.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/dayton_childrens_career_site/job/Dayton-Childrens---Main-Campus/Donor-Relations-Specialist_R6833

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