Office of Strategic Donor Engagement UAF

Office of Strategic Donor Engagement
 
Reporting to Peggy Moorhead Seas, Donor Relations Director
 
Position starting date: September 18, 2017
 
Position end date: December 15, 2017
 
The Office of Strategic Donor Engagement in the Development Office seeks applicants for the University Administrative Fellows (UAF) Program.  Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter and a copy of their résumé via email no later than July 1, 2017 to Peggy Moorhead Seas at pseas@princeton.edu.
 
Learning Objectives
 
The UAF will work closely with the Donor Relations Director to assess—and potentially update—the University’s guidelines for reporting to individual donors associated with both term and endowed funds that support a variety of programs (from financial aid and the creative and performing arts, to scientific research and international studies).  The final project and learning goals will be agreed upon with the candidate and reflect that individual’s particular strengths and interests.  The UAF will have the opportunity to learn in the context of the following projects and responsibilities:
 
1. Conduct benchmarking research, through both interviews and publically-available sources, on major foundations and other types of institutional grantors to understand the current best practices related to reporting (i.e. what are the questions that grantors ask or the information that they seek from grantees to best understand the impact of their contribution?)  
2. Identify opportunities and challenges of applying some of those practices to the University’s current program of impact reporting to individual donors.  As appropriate, conduct Princeton interviews to help ascertain the feasibility—technology, coordination, capacity or otherwise—of implementing enhanced and consistent reporting guidelines.
3.  Prepare 2-3 impact reports as “case studies,” following the new recommended format and guidelines.
 
Qualifications    
1. Strong research and analytic abilities
2. Excellent writing skills
3. Familiarity working with large amounts of data
3. Previous experience (or strong interest) in grant seeking/grant making or Development
4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively