Director of Donor Experience

Position Overview

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Stony Brook University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Donor Experience.  

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Constituent Experience, the Director of Donor Experience is responsible for building Stony Brook’s donor stewardship and recognition strategies and designing, implementing, and coordinating a cohesive vision for the campus. The director leads and oversees the donor relations and stewardship programs, promoting interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels, utilizing traditional, electronic, and social media tools. The priority within these initiatives is to partner with all frontline fundraisers, including college deans, team members of the advancement division, and communications and marketing to ensure that major donors are receiving regular communications about the impact of their philanthropic support and to encourage future gifts and long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.   

The director must sustain positive and mutually rewarding relations between the University and its donor constituency, execute best practices for effective stewardship and retention of donors, maintain ongoing and interactive networking with internal and external constituencies, advise on and facilitate recognition events, and coordinate various activities for donors. The director is an effective writer and communicator, responsible for researching and creating stewardship and donor impact reports for donors. The director must bring an entrepreneurial approach to utilizing all available technologies to steward constituents and analyze stewardship metrics and benchmarking. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, the ability to communicate positively and effectively with a diverse audience, and exceptional critical listening and thinking skills.

More information about this leadership opportunity, including the minimum qualifications and desired experiences and attributes, can be found in the position profile located above.

Nominations and Applicatons 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Application materials (PDF) should be sent electronically here.  

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to:

Please direct all nominations and expressions of interest to one of AGB Search’s consultants:

Andrew Bowen, Executive Search Consultant / 802.345.1279

Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search Consultant / 215.934.1386

Howard Lipman, Executive Search Consultant / 954.980.3409

Lynn DellaPietra, Executive Search Associate / 202.640.6723

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