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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $53,100 - $60,000
  • Organization Type: Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Position Summary
Washington University seeks an advancement professional for the position of Stewardship Officer I. University Advancement strives to advance the mission of the school by creating a culture of philanthropy among alumni, students, faculty, and friends.

This role involves managing donor recognition activities, reporting on gift impact, and fostering strong relationships between the organization and its supporters. The Advancement Stewardship Officer 1 plays a key role in enhancing donor satisfaction and fostering long-term donor engagement.

Job Description
Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Scholarship Matching and Student Profiles

  • Facilitate MGO, donor, and student interactions (individual and event-based).
  • Develop student profiles.
  • Develop donor profiles.
  • Support By Name and By Story type events.
  • Assist school with ARCH-related data needs.
  • Identify students to feature for speaking engagements, videos, compelling stories, etc.
  • Work with Donor Relations team on centralized matching.

Bespoke Stewardship Projects

  • Maintain knowledge of professorships for the school and provide information for installations & lectures.
  • Support stewardship programming.
  • Provide targeted donor messaging and special reports.
  • Support memorials and other special events.

Acknowledgments (School and Dean)

  • Maintain high-level acknowledgment work (e.g., Handwritten notes from the dean/ program leader).
  • Support Dean’s office information needs (ARCH data pulls).

Impact reports

  • Develop high-level impact reports.
  • Develop support materials and collate information for the donor relations team.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree.
  • One year of fundraising experience with a track record of successful solicitations or related experience.
  • Project leadership skills, with value placed on organizational loyalty, commitment, pride, integrity, mutual respect, and collegial openness.
  • Development experience in a complex university environment.
  • Honesty, integrity, and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to think strategically and analytically, and then implement effectively.
  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining donor confidentiality and building trust with donors.
  • Deep appreciation for and the ability to articulate the mission and aspirations of the Washington University.
  • Desire to play a meaningful role in the University community and to share in its commitment to research and education.
  • Capacity to listen carefully, learn quickly, and work effectively.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfort working in an environment that emphasizes measurable fundraising goals.
  • Ability to work with collaboratively with diverse constituencies within a complex organization.
  • Strong work ethic with the capacity to work independently supported by commitment and follow through.
  • Creative problem solving and project management skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two years of related experience.

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Salary Range
The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one’s qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

For frequently asked questions about the application process, please refer to our External Applicant FAQ.

If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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EEO/AA Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Please apply via and enter job #JR82935