Hired By: Executive Vice President
Reports To: Executive Vice President (EVP)
Pay range: $50,000-$60,000
Status: Exempt, Full-Time Employee
The Stewardship Officer works, in cooperation with the Coastal Community Foundation (CCF) Development and Stewardship Team and the Executive Vice President, to advance the growth, development and reputation of the Foundation to become the philanthropic partner of choice. He/She helps advance the work of the Foundation in the region by working across the areas of stewardship, development and planned giving. His/her goal is to deepen relationships with current and prospective donors, to instill trust in the Foundation and stimulate new gifts. In conjunction with the Executive Vice President and the Vice President of Development and Stewardship, he/she educates donors, prospective donors and Professional Advisors on giving vehicles and works closely with staff on individualized solicitations of prospective and existing donors. The Stewardship Officer works closely with staff to ensure effective collaboration and communication.
The Stewardship Officer will agree with and demonstrate respect for the Foundation’s belief that “diversity” means the active inclusion of the entire community as welcomed participants in all Foundation activities; support the Foundation’s practice of encouraging diversity, equity and inclusiveness as the cornerstones of all that the Foundation does.
To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and essay response to the question listed below.
1. Why do you want to work for Waccamaw Community Foundation?
Please submit materials to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF format for consideration.
Development and Stewardship Responsibilities
- Protects the legacy of donors by fulfilling the terms of fund agreements.
- Proactively and consistently communicates data from organizations and programs supported by their donations.
- Coordinates donor education events related to community issues and how donors can get involved to address those issues.
- Communicates with fund holders on a regular basis, provide advice when needed particularly around fund development, as well as, relevant field of interest information.
- Cultivate and build relationships with donors and encourage them to share referrals as part of an expanded growth strategy for Georgetown and Horry counties.
- Solicits current donors to add to their funds and fund the Community Partnership Program.
- Provides executive level administrative staff support at divisional meetings such as the development and stewardship committee, field of interest meetings (giving circles, county specific funds, etc.), and donor and professional advisor education series.
- Works closely with Program Staff to identify opportunities to leverage additional donor support for grants made by the Foundation.
- Coordinates with Communications Staff to provide useful information and content for the newsletter, website and social media platforms.
- Provides useful and accurate information to the CCF Staff and WCF Board for the review and acceptance of all Funds and all programs for which WCF serves as fiscal agent, and all subsequent activities of those programs while under WCF’s management.
- Proactively manages a portfolio of donors by building relationships with current and prospective supporters of the Foundation.
- Works with Development and Stewardship team and others to successfully support development efforts to expand resources within Fund types and support programmatic needs.
- Initiates focused and time-limited special projects which may straddle focus areas between Development and Stewardship and other departments.
- Assures the maintenance of current and historical donor, grantmaking, and program files and records for the Foundation, and accessibility of that information by Board, Staff, donors, auditors and regulatory agencies.
General WCF Responsibilities
- Responds to requests for information from donors, grantees and the general public with a target of one working business day turn around (or less).
- Supports the Foundation’s practice of encouraging diversity, equity and inclusiveness as the cornerstones of all that it does.
- Remains current with events and trends in local, national and international business, finance and philanthropy.
- Acquires and maintains current knowledge of public activities and internal projects, policies and procedures of the Foundation.
- Assist Executive Vice President and team with meeting preparation and calendar tracking of department (development contact metrics).
- Understand the various functions of each of the Foundation’s Departments, in order to gain an overall understanding of the Foundation’s work.
Knowledge, skills, experience, and education needed
- At least 3 years of experience in development/stewardship and a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
- CFRE certification preferred.
- Track record of soliciting major gifts and managing a high net worth portfolio of donors and prospects.
- Skilled in managing multiple tasks simultaneously and successfully.
- Ability and comfort with significant degree of file organization, administrative support, and data entry.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and completely comfortable with learning new software.
- Excellent written and oral skills.
- Knowledge of customer relationship management software, such as Raiser’s Edge and/or GrantedGE a plus.