senior associate director of stewardship and donor relations resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Profile

Experienced fundraising professional with exceptional leadership abilities, above-average organization and efficiency, and donor relations and stewardship skills.

  • Grant writing
  • Copy editing
  • General content composition
  • Project management
  • Annual campaigns
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • Reporting
  • Public speaking
  • Event planning
  • Direct mail and e-mail solicitations
  • Interdepartmental liaison
Relevant Experience
  • Redesigned and managed university-wide endowment reporting process for over 850 funds and 1,100 report recipients, improving the process and expediting production by three months.
  • Oversaw an annual Silent Auction that doubled in revenue from the previous year during first year of management.
  • Successfully raised over $400,000 annually to primarily support annual scholarships at Reinhardt University.
  • Created The Reinhardt Family Annual Scholarship to give faculty and staff the opportunity to see direct results of their annual campaign donations, raising over $13,000 in the first three months of the campaign.
03/2012 to Current
Senior Associate Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations Adventist Health System Chattanooga, TN,
  • Revitalize and manage central endowment reporting of over 850 funds across sixteen schools and units to include audited financial information and impact reporting for scholarship/fellowships, chairs/professorships, awards, and other general use.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and various levels of Development staff within each school and unit to design and implement stewardship programs for donors of multiple levels and demographics.
  • Develop and execute a university-wide Stewardship Council to provide recommendations and policy revision including communication flow from a central stewardship office to decentralized development offices, coordinated efforts in stewardship best practices, and information organization and responsibility.
  • Served as Chair of a centralized committee tasked with reviewing the data inputing process for scholarship and other endowment fund beneficiaries during academic year 2012-2013. Composed recommendations for policy and procedural change for review by leadership staff.
  • Supervise the Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations, who is responsible for data integrity and the coordination and design of the Stewardship module in Emory's Development database, AWA.
2010 to 03/2012
Development Associate/Director of Annual Giving Catholic Charities Atlanta City, STATE,
  • Managed and assisted implementation and marketing of approximately ten annual fundraising events, including a Gala of over 500 guests generating more than $300,000 in revenue.
  • Oversaw an annual Silent Auction to gross $42,000 in 2011 by managing a committee of volunteers, coordinating and acquiring donated items.
  • Managed the Development Associate and Database Administrator and provided day-to-day necessary functions within The Raiser's Edge as well as periodic reports and exports from a constituency that grew from 2,500 constituents to 100,000 in less than one year.
  • Created solicitation letters, acknowledgment letters, sponsorship packets, and other correspondence to donors and potential donors for mailing or major gift presentations.
  • Coordinated efforts with third party vendors, printers, and mail houses for direct mail endeavors.
2007 to 2010
Development Officer Reinhardt University City, STATE,
  • Successfully raised over $400,000 annually to primarily support annual scholarships.
  • Managed a portfolio of over 40 foundations for solicitation on an annual basis.
  • Initiated, promoted and implemented the University's first recurring giving program.
  • Created and implemented The Reinhardt Family Annual Scholarship.
Expected in May 2003
Bachelor of Arts: Communications
Reinhardt University - Waleska, Georgia
  • Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) membership
  • Council for the Advancement of Schools and Education (CASE) membership
  • Georgia Educational Advancement Council (GEAC) membership (2007-2010)
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce (2007-2010)
Additional Information
  • Freelance writer, primarily providing web content and white papers for small business owners
  • Two-time recipient of Times Journal Inc. Salesperson of the Month
  • Six-time recipient of Outstanding Customer Service Award
  • Mayor's Community Service Award, Augusta-Richmond County Chamber of Commerce

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School Attended

  • Reinhardt University

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  • Senior Associate Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
  • Development Associate/Director of Annual Giving
  • Development Officer


  • Bachelor of Arts

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