West Coast Director of Development and Donor Relations
University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
April 30, 2018
Full-time - Experienced
Operations, Operations - Development
4 Year Degree
Notice of Position Vacancy University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
Position: West Coast Director of Development and Donor Relations 100% Academic Professional appointment, 12 month appointment
Primary Position Function/Summary: Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual fund, premium seating, and major gift commitments from alumni and friends of Fighting Illini Athletics, focusing on Northwest and Southwest regions of the United States. Serve as a frontline major gift officer to celebrate and strengthen the connection of donors as valued members of the university and DIA, and for the purpose of fostering long-term philanthropic relationships to secure private support for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA). Employee will need to be based in one of the defined territories, and will require frequent trips back to campus. Major Duties and Responsibilities 1. Develop, implement, and execute gift solicitation plan (new, renew, lapsed, young alumni) targeting alumni and friend constituents for I FUND scholarships and sport operational support 2. Maintain a portfolio and achieve metric goals per Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) and DIA parameters 3. Plan and implement effective outreach and cultivation activities to enhance prospect identification and move solicitation and stewardship processes forward. Prepare Coaches, DIA Administrators and other staff to participate in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts as needed. 4. Proactively develop a focused West Coast based portfolio of individual major gift prospects from a potential market range of nearly 336,000 alumni and donors determining frequency of contact needed. 5. Develop and manage all stewardship initiatives, ticket and parking needs, special invites, and communications for donors in assigned region 6. Plan and implement effective outreach and cultivation activities to enhance prospect identification and move solicitation and stewardship processes forward 7. Determine and prioritize lists of donor prospects, alumni, and other stakeholders to be contacted for personal visits 8. Use the university donor database for statistical and subjective analysis in determining and prioritizing lists of donor prospects, alumni and other stakeholders to be contacted for personal visits. 9. Maintain territory that includes Arizona, Northern and Southern California, Colorado, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Texas (secondary), and New Mexico 10. Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications. Starting Date: As soon as possible after closing date. Application: To receive full consideration, application materials must be received on or before May 14, 2018. Please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume, link to online portfolio, names of three references, and proof of academic credentials. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Bobbi Busboom, firstname.lastname@example.org Interviews may take place prior to closing date. All applications will be given full consideration. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
QUALIFICATIONS Education: Required: Bachelor’s degree required in sports administration, finance, business management, communications, or related fields.
Experience: Required: Minimum of one to three years experience in the areas of athletics or collegiate fundraising or related work experience (sales, marketing, communications, financial planning, etc.). Experience resulting in excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Hold a basic understanding of leadership annual giving, major donor prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Ability to represent the Office of Athletics Development and maintain creditability by conducting oneself appropriately and professionally.
Knowledge: Required: Ability to represent the Office of Athletics Develpoment and maintain creditability by conducting oneself appropriately and professionally.
Additional Salary Information: Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.
Internal Number: A1800266
About University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a member of the Big Ten Conference and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.