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The Associate Director of Development, Athletics, has responsibilities for creating and nurturing mutually-beneficial relationships between DePaul and its leadership gift level donors and prospects. Key duties include: face-to-face meetings to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward leadership gift donors; recruiting volunteers; preparing written materials; and organizing select donor cultivation events. Additionally, the Associate Director will be responsible for actively managing a small portfolio of major gift prospects.
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Responsibilities & Duties
Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward leadership gift prospects for Athletics, focusing on increasing value of gift commitments from annual donors in collaboration with the Senior Director and Advancement colleagues.
Engage DePaul athletics alumni and donors at various university and athletic department events and programs.
Implement and provide oversight to Athletics Advisory Council.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
Three to five years’ experience in development or a related field.
Demonstrated experience in volunteer management and motivation management.
Experience in athletics and development-related fields.
Demonstrated experience in implementing priority seating programs.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Must have the ability to be successful at building effective and collaborative working relationships with internal and external constituents.
Able to develop long-term plans and execute those plans on an annual basis.
Must have enthusiasm, drive, motivational ability, willingness to take calculated risks, and a competitive spirit.
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge of and adherence to all applicable NCAA rules, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrated understanding of, and appreciation for, the mission of DePaul University.
This position requires regular evening and weekend work.
May involve progressing travel requirements commensurate with experience.
May require overnight and out-of-state travel for donor visits, alumni events, and professional conferences.
Salary & Benefits:
DePaul offers comprehensive and competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain talent to further the University's mission. Please click on the following link to review the full Benefits Summary. https://hr.depaul.edu/Benefits/index.html
For the Part Time Benefits Summary, https://hr.depaul.edu/Benefits/Part-Time_Benefits/index.html
Required Background Screening:
All final candidates extended an offer of employment will undergo background screening.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected.
For more information about the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, please visit:http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/about/ab_about.shtml
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Additional Salary Information: Salary discussed during first interview.
DePaul University, the nation’s largest Catholic University, is a private, urban institution with 5 campuses and more than 275 degree programs. The University’s faculty, students and staff represent a wide range of ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.
We offer competitive salaries, a generous vacation package and flexible work schedules, including observance of religious holidays. Ou...r tuition program provides full coverage for undergraduate tuition and taxable coverage for graduate tuition for yourself and members of your immediate family. Other benefits include a range of individual and family medical, dental and vision-care packages, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan, and a pre-tax transit program.