Under limited supervision, reporting to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement (VCUA), the Associate Athletic Director for Development will be responsible for the coordination and management of a comprehensive and ongoing development program through major gifts fundraising for intercollegiate athletics.
- Bachelor’s degree and 4 years proven experience major gift/development, donor relations, sales or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been acquired may be substituted.
- Required to travel by the geographic location of donors/prospects; work evenings and weekends.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- A successful background check is required.
- Meets process performance goals set and established by the VCUA that include individual and team goals. These goals include a set number of personal visits, with a focus on prospect identification and qualification as well as solicitations, with a focus on gift closures selected at the beginning of the fiscal year. Stewardship visits are strongly encouraged.
- Solicits prospective donors, including individuals, foundations, and corporations in coordination with the VCUA and AD for intercollegiate athletics. Number of solicitations are set and established by the VCUA and documented within an Opportunity in Blackbaud RE-NXT. Adheres to Prospect Development policies and procedures.
- Actively works with athletic administrators, coaches, alumni, and key volunteers in fundraising efforts for intercollegiate athletics. Partners closely with these campus partners on fundraising strategy related to annual appeals, fundraising events (golf tournament / annual auction) and donor stewardship, as well as other colleagues in University Advancement.
- Serves as a member of the overall advancement team by collaborating with colleagues across disciplines on donor strategies. Develops an annual plan of work, including specific fundraising and stewardship strategies, prospect research and development. Prepares reports and other required information as requested.
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