Associate Director of Gift Acceptance
Reporting to the Associate VP of Administration, University Relations, the Associate Director is responsible for analyzing, determining and approving gifts of private support that can be accepted by the campus. The Associate Director must use independent judgment and analysis to determine if gifts are appropriate for the university, that they are accepted with terms acceptable to the Regents, the President of the University, the University of Maryland College Park Foundation Board of Trustees, the IRS and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Gifts may include cash, securities, planned gifts or gifts of real property.
The Associate Director provides supervision and leadership for the staff in the Office of Gift Acceptance, which is responsible for processing charitable contributions and biographical information for the entire University of Maryland College Park campus, including gifts designated to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, the University System of Maryland Foundation, the University of Maryland and the UM Alumni Association. The Associate Director is responsible for the accurate and prompt deposit of funds to appropriate bank accounts and general ledgers, the receipting of donors, the notification to donors of pledge payments due, the verification of gifts received to corporate matching gift programs, and the monitoring pledge receivables.
This position will be required to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration or related field.
5 -7 years in nonprofit gift acceptance and data management including managing a complex gift acceptance operation and supervision of a staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to analyze proposed gifts in accordance with university policies, state and federal regulations, system-wide guidelines, IRS and CASEstandards.
Advanced working knowledge of the Advance (or similar) donor database, campus, state, IRS and CASE guidelines.
Knowledge of data maintenance and processing policy and procedure.
Ability to communicate about this subject with constituents.
Ability to implement and ensure quality standards for the office.
Ability to train, supervise and a team of professionals.
Familiarity with public and private funding organizations (structure and general operating procedures).
Ability to recognize and correct clerical errors and perform simple mathematical calculations rapidly and accurately.
Ability to project a professional and positive image, to interact with the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, Development Officers and staff at all levels, as well as donors and alumni of the university, in a courteous and efficient manner.
Excellent writing/correspondence skills on a variety of levels.