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Financial Stewardship and Donor Relations Associate

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/20/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/18/2018
Working Title Financial Stewardship and Donor Relations Associate
Job Classification Administrator II
Department Name 01097-Medical and Health Sciences Foundation
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0134131
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Financial Stewardship and Donor Relations Associate in the department of the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation. The Medical and Health Sciences Foundation (MHSF) was officially created as the fundraising entity responsible for the joint philanthropic ventures of UPMC and University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. The MHSF acts as the central source for patients, alumni, and friends to contribute to any clinical or research endeavor at either or both UPMC and Pitt.

The incumbent will provide support for the Foundation’s stewardship and donor relations activities through implementation of new initiatives, assistance with current programs, generating reports for senior leadership, and management of electronic records. The incumbent will also be responsible for scholarship stewardship, donor acknowledgment, electronic stewardship initiatives, review of contributor recognition lists, documentation, and the maintenance of stewardship information in Advance and will assist with ongoing stewardship activities, including endowed fund reporting, fund reviews, and qualitative reporting.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelor’s degree required and three years of development/ fundraising experience preferred. Strong written communication skills preferred. Strong computer skills with the ability to master new software applications and technologies preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list the main reasons you are interested in the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe any applicable skills/traits you could bring to this job.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you ever worked in customer service or where customer service was a priority?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have any experience with editing or proofreading? Please describe briefly.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Have you had experience in a non-profit or fundraising setting? Y or N If so, please describe the nature of this experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Why do you think you're a strong candidate for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Is there any additional information we should know while reviewing your application?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  10. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents