The Assistant/Associate Director of Development is a professional fund-raising position reporting to the Director of Major Gifts in Athletics. The Assistant/Associate Director of Development will identify, cultivate, solicit gifts for the Green Wave Club, steward Athletics donors and prospects, and will be involved with all aspects of the Development operation for Tulane Athletics. The position will also assist with the development, planning, and staging of special events in Athletics and for the Green Wave Club.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Identifies, cultivates, and solicits donations or monetary giving commitments from donors. Maintains a monthly minimum level of appointments or calls. Monitors activities to determine effectiveness and maximize contributions. Personally visits donors as directed or as appropriate in an effort to promote fundraising efforts and coordinates with supervisor when necessary. Maintains a minimum of 150 face-to-face visits annually focusing on all aspects of the Green Wave Club. Solicitations should include but are not limited to GWC, Olive and Blue Society, and premium seating in Yulman Stadium, Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse and Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. This portion of the job responsibilities includes both annual fund and major gift expectations. (45%) 2. Monitors strategies, moves, contacts, etc. for the Athletics prospect pool. Maintains relationships with prospects with a strong focus on stewardship and cultivation. (40%) 3. Assists with the development, planning, and staging of athletic department special events and fundraisers. Assists in ensuring that events are well organized and effective in identifying potential donors and securing donations. (5%) 4. NCAA Related: Ensures that all Department of Athletics and University related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Attends and participates in scheduled compliance seminars and complies with all the Athletic Department’s efforts to monitor compliance with NCAA regulations. Seeks interpretations from the compliance staff before acting when necessary. Reports potential rules violations immediately. Completes required compliance paperwork in a timely and efficient manner. Monitors all of their areas and/or programs activities closely to maintain compliance with applicable rules and regulations. (5%) 5. Perform other duties as requested or required, whether or not specifically mentioned in this job description. (5%)
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
To qualify for Assistant Director, candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least one (1) year direct fund raising or transferable experience (marketing, admissions, public relations, alumni relations, volunteer management, or sales experience); OR High School Diploma/equivalent and eleven (7) years’ directly related experience.
To qualify for Associate Director, candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) or more years’ direct fund raising or transferable experience (marketing, admissions, public relations, alumni relations, volunteer management, or sales experience); OR High School Diploma/equivalent and eight (8) years’ sports management experience in intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, or in a related industry.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
Experience writing and preparing fundraising solicitations and newsletters
Ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with external constituencies and prospective donors
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, public speaking and presentation skills
Excellent organizational skills, to include the ability to prioritize projects and meet established deadlines
Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary in the performance of assigned duties
Thorough knowledge of NCAA and American conference rules and regulations
College athletics fundraising experience
Working knowledge of Advance and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
In order to be considered for the position, applicants must apply via the Tulane job portal (http://www2.tulane.edu/jobs/) for IRC12204. The position closes on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 62 universities with “pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate......, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine. With a sixteen-sport program that competes in the American Athletic Conference, Tulane Athletics is on the rise, boasting one of the oldest and most storied athletics programs in the Southeast, and indeed the nation.