The Coordinator of Employee Engagement provides oversight of high level, complex projects and programs and plays a large role in serving as a People Ambassador by providing a welcoming, informative and respectful experience for all DAR employees. This individual will foster a work environment consistent with the division’s culture and shares the responsibility for shaping and supporting a competent workforce.
The Coordinator will exercise autonomy while researching, evaluating, developing, and executing programs, activities, and communications designed to acquire and retain top fundraising talent.
Develops, implements and evaluates programs and new content supportive of an engaging work environment that reinforces the unit’s culture.
Performs confidential and critical administrative projects; designs and prepares reports, summaries, and presentations for the Director and department.
Organizes committees to contribute to departmental improvement/change effort; analyzes and prepares data/findings for senior administrators.
Develops, coordinates, and implements programs related to employee and student appreciation and recognition.
Creates content and disseminates weekly DAR-wide communication to include fundraising-specific initiatives related to employee engagement and professional development.
Creates and facilitates monthly energizers to engage and educate employees on a variety of topics related to the business of fundraising.
Attends industry-related conferences and workshops to learn, share and develop best practices related to employee engagement initiatives.
Coordinates DAR Summer Internship Program including project selection, marketing, recruitment, selection, communication, supervisor training and coordination of professional development activities.
Manages the on-boarding process for new hires; conducts check-in evaluations with new employees at 30, 60, and 90 days.
Manages the DAR recognition program; leads committee efforts, develops formal communications and facilitates award ceremonies in support of program objectives.
Manages the DAR mentor program; markets, provides training, maintains mentor pool and pairs new employees.
Serves as the point of contact for operational needs of the four DAR Offices; serves in the capacity of front-desk manager in the main office.
Recruits, hires and manages the efforts of student worker(s) and misc. wage employees to include communicating projects, monitoring performance, and providing feedback.
Supports all recruitment activities including attendance at job fairs, coordination of interviews and serving as the internal point of contact for inquiries.
Communicates with donors and responds to donor inquiries; identifies and presents solutions, makes referrals, and formulates timely and professionally executed responses.
Functions as the department liaison for internal (UD) and external contacts regarding facility-related activities, contracts, personnel and administration.
Bachelor’s degree with four years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
University and Development and Alumni Relations experience is desirable.
Excellent written, organizational, and oral communication skills.
Ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external constituents to maintain a positive, public image for the department and UD.
Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently and to work effectively in a fast-paced environment while maintaining professionalism, flexibility and focus.
Ability and comfort of working independently and making judgments and decisions without direct supervision.
Experience with Microsoft and Google products.
Experience in support of a sophisticated talent management program is preferred.
Ability to handle sensitive material and information confidentially.
Internal Number: 494406
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