Bowling Green State University is a nationally ranked public university committed to redefining student success in a high-achieving, innovative environment. In 2021, Forbes ranked BGSU as the No. 3 midsize employer in the United States, highlighting the University’s commitment to its faculty and staff. Serving as the core of the University’s academic community, more than 800 full-time faculty members are engaged in teaching, research and creative activities, with over 2,000 full-time staff members to support the operations and education of over 20,000 students.

Job Details
Assistant Director, Donor Communications and Compliance
Alumni and Development
BGSU Main Campus

The Assistant Director, Donor Communications and Compliance leads stewardship communication efforts with vibrant and captivating content that engages and inspires BGSU donors. This includes but is not limited to personalized impact reporting for high-level donors; current-use and endowed fund stewardship reporting; fund agreement document development; impact reporting for broad-based and university-wide impact reporting (annual fund, reunion, signature programs); and acknowledgements. This position also serves as a stewardship liaison to other departments, university colleges and units.

  • Ensure timely and appropriate acknowledgement of all gifts made to the BGSU Foundation, Inc.
  • Collaborate with fundraising staff to prepare and route fund agreements
  • Develop and maintain content library of photos, student profiles, quotes and graphics for impact reports, and special communications geared toward strategic priorities
  • Respond to giving-related inquiries from donors and other internal and external constituents
  • Prepare and distribute BGSU Foundation fund reports and other impact and use information for the purpose of stewarding the Foundation’s donors
  • Collaborate with Advancement staff on communications and collateral for donor stewardship and cultivations activities, site visits and special events
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required.  Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications or a related field preferred.  Degree must be conferred at the time of application.


The following experience is required:

  • 3 years of experience in donor relations/stewardship/alumni relations, volunteer/non-profit/ program management, direct fundraising, marketing/public relations, customer service or related experience required.



Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Pay Grade 357. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits package available.


Deadline to apply:  The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by ‘September 27, 2022’



Bowling Green State University provides a comprehensive benefit program as part of a total compensation package.  This includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, health accounts (medical & dependent), life & disability insurance, retirement plans, employee assistance program and tuition fee waivers for employees and their eligible dependents as well as paid time off, flexible work options, holidays and parental leave.  For more information please visit Benefits-at-a-Glance.pdf (bgsu.edu)


Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills; ability to easily change writing styles to fit audience and voice
  • Strong work ethic that can produce quickly, accurately, and thoroughly
  • Excellent decision-making skills. Must be tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers that might not be apparent; ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities and decisions
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal, interpersonal communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Possess excellent organization skills and meticulous attention to detail to produce high-quality, error-free work on a deadline while managing multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines
  • Ability to gather donor impact information using interviews, database research, and internal contacts, then organize information for effective presentation in reports, publications, websites, and other media
  • Ability to understand and interpret sensitive and confidential data
  • Ability to learn subject-specific terminology for use in developing written materials
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Familiarity with appropriate business software applications Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience writing in higher education, for marketing or advertising copy, or in fundraising/donor relations
  • Knowledge of Donor Relations and Stewardship communications in higher education and/or fundraising
  • Experience with RE NXT, Awards Management reporting tools or equivalent


Fiscal Year
Full Time
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