The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic institution of higher education, enrolling nearly 4,000 students. Located in the City of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital Region, the College is an independent, coeducational institution, with dedicated faculty, administrators, and staff, all focused on transforming the lives of our students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum, and professional programs, Saint Rose serves four-year, transfer and graduate students in undergraduate, graduate degree and advanced certificate programs in four academic schools: Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; and Mathematics and Sciences. The College is preparing to celebrate its Centennial in 2020 with the launch of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan which focuses on global connectedness, student success and fostering creativity and innovation.
Guided by the values of our founders, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the College is proud of its mission of service to the urban community. As an institution that values inclusion, we seek to attract and employ individuals who reflect the cultural diversity found within our student body, and across the nation and globe.
Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, with a secondary line of accountability to the Director of Athletics, this position will be responsible for implementing strategies to achieve the philanthropic goals of the College with a predominant focus on major gift (defined as $20,000 or more) fundraising for Athletics. The Major Gifts Officer for Athletics will be charged with securing capital, endowment and operating support for College priorities with an emphasis on the strategic funding priorities of Saint Rose Athletic programs.
Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors and prospective donors capable of making major gifts in support of the College's athletic programs and institutional priorities.
Manage a personal portfolio of major gift prospects and attain annual goals, including 140 contacts with prospective donors, and a minimum of twelve major gift solicitations in year one.
Work closely with the Athletic Director and head coaches to initiate and cultivate relationships for the outreach, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of new and existing donors to Athletics, and to develop a commitment to best practices in development within the department.
Develop a strategic plan for Athletics fundraising to identify the fund raising priorities, key messages, and priority prospects.
On an on-going basis, build a pipeline of donors to create a 24-month plan for solicitations.
Manage timely and consistent communication between Athletics, IA, and senior administration.
Facilitate productive relationships between donors, senior administrators, coaches, and other College staff to solicit major gifts in support of fund-raising priorities. As appropriate, introduce and involve additional College staff and other volunteers (e.g. athletic alumni) in the fund-raising process.
Manage administrative responsibilities, including timely completion of proposal, pledge and commitment documents; documentation of individual prospect strategies and evaluation of new prospects; stewardship reports; and general correspondence.
Travel as appropriate to fulfill duties. Maintain and submit timely reports on visits with prospects and donors.
Working in concert with the VPIA and the Director of Major Gifts, prepare annual and long-range plans and forecasts for administrative review, and coordinate plan revisions and updates.
Contribute to the planning and execution of Institutional Advancement programs which have a strategic impact on the success of the major gifts program and fundraising for College-wide priorities.
Perform other responsibilities as identified by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
Bachelor's degree required.
Prior experience as a student-athlete at a four-year college or university is preferred.
At least three years of demonstrated fundraising success as an athletic fundraising professional, preferably in higher education.
Ability to interact effectively with volunteers, prospects, trustees and the campus community.
Ability to oversee multiple projects and quickly discern and prioritize complex and competing interests.
Advanced level computer skills using a Windows based operating system, specifically MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet.
Understanding of fundraising best practices and ability to develop, manage and execute a tactical plan.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, diplomacy, superb organizational skills and a desire to be part of a dynamic fund raising team.
Available to travel, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, when needed/necessary.
Demonstrated problem solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of the College.
Ability to work occasional nights and weekend to support Institutional Advancement department and related College events.
Comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan for employees and eligible dependents, a 403B based retirement plan and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.
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The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established by law.