Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director for Major Gifts, the Assistant Director of Development (ADOD) for Athletics will devise strategies and be responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with the purpose of advancing donor levels with gifts up to $25,000 on an annual basis. The ADOD meets or exceeds portfolio metrics including but not limited to:
• Executes 15 substantial face to face visits a month
• Annual proposal goals based on portfolio value and tenure: Goal of 100 annual proposals delivered
The ADOD is responsible for logging metric and contact information into the University system; motivating administrators, coaches, staff, and volunteers to participate in the development process and solicitation of gifts; assisting with specific giving initiatives, events, and projects with the purpose of donor acquisition, portfolio building, and donor participation; and working with assigned sport teams to assist with sport specific fundraising. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree and three years fundraising, sales or other related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities: * Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects or assignments simultaneously * Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate and work with high wealth individuals * Ability to develop and sustain collaborative and supportive relationships with internal and external colleagues and prospects, and maintain a positive and constructive attitude while solving problems * A driven, self-starter who exhibits intellectual curiosity, is goal oriented, and can effectively build trust and establish partnerships with a diverse group of individuals and personalities * Fluency with database systems, Excel, Word and other standard programs * Demonstrated success with developing and sustaining relationships with key donors, volunteer leadership, and senior staff * Flexibility and willingness to adjust to a dynamic University work environment * Superb oral and written communication skills * Ability to travel and work evening and weekend hour
Preferred: *Experience in higher education setting
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.