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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).


Along with specific items listed under each job posting’s “To apply” heading, you will need to complete and submit a Norwich University Employment Application.

Associate Director of Donor Relations


This position is responsible for the design and implementation of a stewardship plan to recognize those individuals and families who support one or more of the University's 250+ scholarship or other restricted funds, totaling over $50 million. This position also plays an integral role in maintaining the University’s reputation for fiscal integrity and accountability to donors.


Serve as primary contact for benefactors and beneficiaries regarding their restricted funds.

Network across the University to learn how income from restricted funds is being used and report back to donors on the impact of their philanthropy.

Negotiate gifts to align donor interests with University priorities.

Establish gift agreements that meet University policy and donor intent.

Actively cultivate relationships with donors to advance their philanthropic interests at Norwich.

Partner with Financial Affairs to manage a process of monitoring fund awards to ensure compliance with donor intentions.

Provide training for faculty and staff on relevant policies and procedures.

Document policies and procedures that incorporate best practices.

Direct Financial Affairs and Advancement & Gift Services to open or close university funds.

Advise beneficiaries of fund expenditures.

Identify underutilized funds as a potential source for future funding needs.

Design, implement and maintain a system and schedule for financial reporting to donors and fund beneficiaries.

Provide the Office of Financial Aid with an annual report listing un-awarded funds.

Create, maintain and distribute reports as needed by internal and external audiences.

Invite donors and their families to participate in convocation, commencement, various student ceremonies, and other existing activities that offer stewardship opportunities.

Plan and execute the annual Scholarship Dinner (major event).

Assist the Office of Financial Aid with scholarship awards by identifying candidates meeting award criteria, if needed.

Establish and oversee the scholarship recipient thank-you note program.

Development and Alumni Relations liaison to:

Friends of the Kreitzberg Library
Board of Fellows Executive Committee
Partridge Society Board of Directors


Three to five years in a development or customer relations setting required (higher education experience preferred). Experience with financial reporting and event planning required. Experience with relational databases, specifically Raiser’s Edge, is highly desirable. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required. Bachelor’s degree required.

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and Norwich University Employment Application to Donor Relations Search, via email:

Aug. 22, 2013

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependant care, a retirement annuity plan and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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