The Assistant Vice President, Athletics Development and Associate Athletics Director is responsible for raising gifts to support the mission, vision and priorities of Marquette University and will focus on the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of identified athletics donors. The position will work on identified goals and objectives established in coordination with the university and the department of intercollegiate athletics.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manages a portfolio of approximately 40 prospects with capacity to make gifts of $100,000 and more; regularly identifies and contacts additional prospects through research and referrals.
- Meets individually with prospects and volunteers. Responsible for making 15 to 20 face-to-face visits per month designed to move prospects toward making a philanthropic commitment to the university.
- Makes personal gift solicitations. Management of the process includes maintaining a comprehensive understanding of university priorities, preparation of the solicitation materials, conducting strategy meetings, and preparing briefing materials for President/Vice President of Advancement/Athletics Director/others involved in solicitation.
- Plans and implements fundraising strategies and reviews progress based on athletics funding priorities with the Athletics Director.
- Works closely with head coaches and staff to achieve sport-specific fundraising goals.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
- A minimum of 8 years portfolio management and solicitation experience at the $100K+ level, staff management and strategic planning.
- Budget oversight experience is also needed.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work with colleagues in a team environment.
- Ability to work within a complex environment as well as a strong commitment to Marquette's character as an urban institution, its goals, mission and Jesuit Catholic tradition is needed.
- Support of UA's culture focused on service, collaboration and persistence is also essential.