The Friends Group Manager (FGM) will be responsible for increasing the Athletics Annual Fund and Friends Group dollars annually, as well as the number of donors to each Varsity and Recreation/Club Friends Group. The FGM will also increase giving to the general Athletics Fund and general Recreation Fund. The FGM will carry a prospect portfolio of 50-100 rated 5-9 alumni, parents and friends. The FGM will create and implement a donor stewardship program for the Athletic Department, Athletic Director, and each coach.
The FGM oversees the volunteer management of Friends Presidents and Boards, as well as the individual coaches. The FGM must stay current on best practices in Athletics Annual Fundraising.
The FGM will be responsible for the creation of relevant and new solicitation pieces (direct mail, electronic, telethons, and social platforms). The FGM will create materials which inspire giving to program priorities and keep materials fresh and updated.
The FGM manages daily Friends Groups activities, communications, and promotion. The FGM will assist the Director of Development for Athletics and Recreation with several specific fundraising campaigns and perform other duties as assigned.
Fairfield University, founded by the Society of Jesus, is a coeducational institution of higher learning whose primary objectives are to develop the creative intellectual potential of its students and to foster in them ethical and religious values and a sense of social responsibility. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1942, Fairfield University is proud of its identity as a Jesuit and Catholic un...iversity, an identity that gives rise to our vibrant institutional mission: education in the liberal arts, sciences and professions that prepares students to lead their communities with insight, empathy, critical rigor and a determination to serve and promote justice.
Fairfield University is situated on a beautiful, 200-acre campus with easy access to New York City and picturesque views of the Long Island Sound. The town of Fairfield is set along the Gold Coast of Connecticut where breezy beaches, a thriving arts community, and premiere restaurants abound in a vibrant downtown. Fairfield is a highly attractive college town and consistently rated as one of the premier residential areas in the state of Connecticut.