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Associate Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations

Saint Louis, MO
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Job Description

Job ID: 1177968
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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For more than 130 years, St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided exceptional care for children in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. With its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. A member of BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. To learn more, visit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Role Purpose

The Associate Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations is responsible for strategically creating and managing a core platform of donor relations and stewardship activities to support an ambitious fundraising agenda for programs and initiatives sponsored by the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation. This position will develop and consistently deliver exceptional donor experiences, care and touchpoints that build trusted and loyal relationships differentiating our Foundation from other institutions. The Associate Director will also lead and inspire a growing team of stewardship professionals and work collaboratively with colleagues across the Foundation as a passionate ambassador for St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This position reports to the Executive Director of Philanthropy.


  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Develops and adheres to departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets. Responds to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.
  • Proactively identifies and develops strategic donor recognition plans and stewardship opportunities to engage donors and maximize an exceptional donor experience across all giving channels. Partners with Senior Leadership and Foundation staff to build customized recognition, stewardship programs and/or events for donors at all levels that meet the specific needs of each revenue cycle.
  • Collaborates with Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs to appropriately announce and promote significant gifts to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Additionally, manages the approval process for naming opportunities and maintains the inventory of opportunities both available and committed.
  • Utilize the Donor Management System to effectively enter, track and retrieve stewardship and donor relations information. Collect comparative data and program information to evaluate, benchmark and improve stewardship.
  • Provide customized stewardship and impact reporting while ensuring contracted commitments to specific donors are honored. Work with Finance to ensure processes are in place for the timely preparation, review and delivery of financial reports to endowed fund donors. Effectively interpret the endowed fund financial management policies and the information within those reports to donors.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 5-10 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree


  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 10+ years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer