Assistant Director of Donor Relations, College of Engineering and Computing

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March 13, 2023
University of South Carolina
Richland, SC

Posting Number

Job Family
Alumni Relations and Development

Job Function
Alumni Relations

USC Market Title
Alumni Affairs Coordinator

Job Level
P1 - Professional

Internal Title
Assistant Director of Donor Relations, College of Engineering and Computing


Work County

Division of Development

DEV Development Office

State Pay Band

Approved Starting Salary

Advertised Salary Range
$42,633 - commensurate with qualifications

Location of Vacancy
May be eligible for a hybrid work schedule

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per Week

Work Schedule

Expected to meet the business needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

12 months

Job Search Category
Alumni Development

About UofSC

About University of South Carolina

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service — helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Diversity Statement

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

South Carolina Retirement

State Insurance Programs

Annual Leave

Sick Leave

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Under general supervision, reporting to the Lead Senior Director of Development for the College of Engineering and Computing, the Assistant Director of Donor Relations is responsible for all aspects of supporting the development and implementation of donor relations and stewardship activities and programs for the College of Engineering and Computing. Responsible for working directly with university partners to timely address endowment account spending. The Assistant Director will play a significant role in determining the best strategies for effective cultivation and stewardship of donors including but not limited to gift agreements, travel plans, donor campus visits, alumni awards, event management-related tasks, board, and council coordination, and the donor acknowledgment process. Develop donor profiles, monitor endowments, and assists with the management of annual fundraising from inception to finish. Performs donor and prospect research for the Dean. Serves as the primary point of contact for the College of Engineering and Computing development team.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree and 1 or more years of experience, which may be substituted by equivalent combination of certification, training, education, and/or experience. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 3 years related experience in an area such as alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development. Experience with financial databases and fundraising databases such as Blackbaud CRM is preferred. Working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and PeopleSoft is recommended. Familiarity with online research is desired. Knowledge of policies and procedures for the College of Engineering and Computing.


A high-level individual contributor that brings about immeasurable results through successful outcomes. The ability to plan, organize and conduct detailed research, writing and production of correspondence and other informational avenues to maintain contact with our donors. Ability to proofread materials for spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and consistency. Ability to collect and assemble information in a clear, concise manner. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to work independently, take initiative, and solve problems. Ability to handle confidential matters with the utmost integrity. Ability to develop and monitor expenditures for ongoing and special projects. Effective computer experience including database operation, excel and word processing are required. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the university. Ability to be proficient in Blackbaud. Ability to be proficient in the University’s and the Foundation’s payment systems. Very strong organizational skills, tact, diplomacy, and very strong customer focus are required. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required.

Position Attributes

Employees in Safety-Sensitive or Security-Sensitive positions will be subject to pre-employment and post-employment drug testing in accordance with University policy HR 1.95 Drug and Alcohol Testing.

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive

Hazardous weather category

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by March 20, 2023.

The University of South Carolina offers a valuable benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Health and Life Insurance

  • Retirement Programs

  • Paid Tuition

  • Dependent Scholarships

  • Annual Leave

  • Sick Leave

  • 13 Paid Holidays (including an extended December holiday)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development Opportunities

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