Social Sciences Donor Relations & Stewardship Coordinator

Mid Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
UCSB Development

Social Sciences Donor Relations & Stewardship Coordinator
UCSB Development

Summary of Job Details

The Social Sciences Donor Relations & Stewardship Coordinator ensures that donors experience high-quality interactions, reporting, and acknowledgment from the university that fosters long-term engagement, investment and donor retention. They are responsible for consistent, accurate, and appropriate information sharing mechanisms for stewarding prospects and donors. They are responsible for coordinating all donor-related events and volunteer board meetings, within the Division of Social Sciences, for the purposes of identifying, cultivating and stewarding Social Sciences prospects and donors. The Donor Relations & Stewardship Coordinator designs, implements, customizes and manages the stewardship program for donors, including significant annual and major gift donors, to optimize philanthropic support for the Deans’ priorities for the College of Letters & Science Division of Social Sciences. They assist the Development Officers in establishing and coordinating individualized stewardship plans for their donors. They create and produce strategic financial and fund performance reports, scholarship and fellowship impact reports, thank you letters, multi-media and gratitude video acknowledgements, and ensure all donors are thanked in a timely manner. They manage and track all funds of the Division that require stewardship including endowments, scholarships, fellowships, programs, and capital projects. The Social Sciences Donor Relations & Stewardship Coordinator coordinates, executes and directs development-related events for the Division of Social Sciences, both in-person and virtual, that aim to promote the advancement goals of UC Santa Barbara including special events (symposiums, speaking engagements, alumni-student engagement gatherings), development events (donor campus visits, scholarship luncheons, receptions, and dinners), volunteer Board meetings, and off-campus events (donor engagement events and salons in the various regions). They provide content, design, and formatting input for event materials, while simultaneously coordinating the identification and procurement of goods and services for each event. They interface with donors and campus leadership at events as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
  • 1-3 years of experience in the use of databases, expertise in the use of Word, Excel, Google Suite, and other software and/or web-based systems.
  • Organizational skills including skill to meet prescribed deadlines; event planning skills and ability to work under tight and shifting deadlines.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills, including tact and political acumen to effectively represent the institution.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of work.

Special Conditions of Employment

  • May be called upon to work occasional evenings and weekends at various Development Office, Institutional Advancement or campus-wide events.

    Budgeted Hourly Range: $31.13 – $35.92 / hr.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To review the detailed job description and apply online, please visit, Job# 68697.


Social Sciences Donor Relations & Stewardship Coordinator

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